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Windows Principal Software Engineer – Performance


This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted February 20, 2021.

n n nWindows Principal Software Engineer – Performancen nn Windows Principal Software Engineer – Performance nn nn Why You Matter nn nn Our VMWare+Carbon Black team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with kernel-level programming knowledge and strong analytical skills to focus on performance .

Y ou’ll solve complex software problems by utilizing performance tools to measure and capture diagnostics and then analyze the data to implement solutions that will ensure products perform fast and efficiently.

You’ll be part of an engineering team as a leader in the performance space.

You will be an integral part of designing solutions because you will ensure features are built with performance in mind.

You will find ways to measure performance every step of the way and work with QA to ensure automated performance testing is built in key areas of the product.

If you love computer security and digging into complex engineering challenges in the performance space, then we want you on our team!

nn nn What You’ll Bring nn nn BS degree or higher in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar nn nn 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer with an emphasis on Object-Oriented C++ development.

nn nn 5 years experience with user-space and Windows kernel/ system-level development.

nn nn Expert knowledge of C++ is required.

nn nn Expert knowledge of debugging and crash dump analysis in Windbg nn nn Experience with tools like Process Monitor, PC Benchmark, and Windows Performance Analyzer nn nn Ability to contribute in all areas of the software development process, including software design, new-feature development, testing, debugging/problem diagnosis, and quality.

nn nn Comfortable working with complex, mission-critical systems.

nn nn Fluency in approaches to security, concurrency, debugging, performance, scalability, supportability and quality.

nn nn Strong demonstrable track record of technical curiosity and technical flexibility/agility.

nn nn A team-first attitude.

We’re a team where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts  nn nn Experience with code management and bug tracking tools nn nn What You’ll Do nn nn Leverage C++ programming experience to drive performance enhancements on the Windows endpoint for the VMware Carbon Black Cloud Security product  nn nn Utilize industry-standard performance tools to focus on product performance.  nn nn Communicate clearly and effectively with internal stakeholders to drive resolution of technical issues, especially in the performance space.

nn nn Be proactive, self-motivated and attentive to detail when solving highly complex, escalated problems nn nn Troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis of product performance issues nn nn Contribute to product direction by leading design discussions and collaborating with team architects, product management, endpoint, backend, and front-end engineers to deliver the right solution nn nn Plan and schedule work and tasks across multiple features, manage dependencies, change and risk.  nn nn Provide technical supervision and mentoring of one or more engineers.  nn nn Recommend new features, technologies, tools, process improvements.  nn nn Deliver technical training and training materials for other functional organizations in the company.  nn nn Proactively identify potential pitfalls in proposed software designs nn nn Continuously improve customer experience, quality, performance, and stability of the existing products nn nn Contribute to code reviews and give constructive, high-quality feedback.

nn nn Participate in Agile development processes and become a true team citizen.

nn nn Experience with Agile, Docker, Git, Jenkins, Continuous Integration, TDD nn nn Experience with distributed enterprise level applications (client/server) nn nn Experience with network security, and general familiarity with software security concepts, challenges, and paradigms a strong plus nn nn VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

VMware encourages applicants of all ages.

VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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