Sr. VMware Product Engineer

United States - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required
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Develop strong partnerships with internal teams with the ability to drive “Security by Design” principles at relevant levels of infrastructure and product lifecycle management
Responsible for bringing technical leadership, standards, and best practice knowledge to the discipline of VMware engineering and automation and for the design, implementation, and support of major infrastructure automation solutions in a VMware private cloud environment.
Additional responsibilities include conducting studies of system usage, making recommendations for improvements to the usability of automated tools, and identifying opportunities for increased adoption of orchestration technologies
Proposes and implements system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system
Works largely unsupervised as a contributing member of a team.  Wide latitude for independent judgment PERSON SPECIFICATION:Must be able to pass a Public Trust background check at hireMust be a U.S. Citizen. May require further DOD security clearance 

You Have:

  • 10 years of experience in VMware engineering roles working as a senior engineer or similar role required.
  • 2 years of practical information security experience in developing and maintaining secure OS baselines for large enterprises is preferred. Public Cloud, Security+, Network+, CISSP, CCSP Professional certifications preferred
  • Prior experience engineering solutions for the federal government, particularly DoD is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of VMware private cloud security design and implementation, with the ability to drive execution
  • Expert working knowledge of hypervisor device configuration and automation
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.
  • Knowledge of security policies, standards and practices, such as FIPS, FISMA, FedRAMP and NIST SP 800-53
  • Ability to influence others both internally and in the external technical community
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Has reasonable cloud services platform expertise on VMware and AWS in particular (Azure and GCP a plus)
  • Knowledge of network communication protocols, directory services, and security architecture
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance (IA) principles and tenets (confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture concepts including distributed system methodology, topology, and components.
  • Knowledge of system administration concepts for hypervisors and guest operating systems
  • Extensive experience hardening device configurations and applying compliance benchmarks such as CIS and DISA STIGs
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and take ownership of projects

You Will:

  • Must be able to pass a Public Trust background check at hireMust be a U.S. Citizen. May require further DOD security clearance
  • Delivers VMware private cloud architectures, product solutions, working prototypes, production-ready systems, and provides guidance for complex solutions that enables Rackspace Government Solutions Sales, Support, Security and Compliance teams to maximize speed to market deliveries and align with customer expectations.
  • Assists in defining the private cloud design and requirements for our end to end government product offerings including definition, design, build, deployment and high-level support
  • Leads product architecture design and build activities and ensures the product engineering team designs a private cloud environment that meets or exceeds the FedRAMP High baseline
  • Internal and external facing SME across government private cloud platforms, providing external evangelism as well as internal training and enablement
  • Maintains close integration with our operations and security partners
  • Ensures major private cloud designs are secure, maintainable, flexible and cost-effective solutions
  • Solves complex private cloud security problems and takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
  • Understands customer configurations and analyzes strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Continuously validates solutions against additional mandates, as developed, to ensure full compliance
  • Promotes sharing of expertise through consulting, presentation, and documentation
  • Assists in training other Sales, Support, Security, and Compliance staff where necessary. Coordinates cross-functionally to ensure a holistic approach to security and compliance. Supports business partners where necessary in dealing with current and prospective clients

  • Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and any other relevant policies and standards as directed


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.  Position is available for remote work in the following states unless otherwise specified. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Job perks/benefits: Flex hours Team events
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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