Sr. Manager, VMWare Operations

Workday, Inc. Pleasanton, CA
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It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At Workday, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

Job Description

Workday's Platform Infrastructure Engineering team supports a continuously growing environment that runs the Workday service. We're looking for a leader to join our team to focus on Operations of our Private Cloud Platform running on VMWare. You will directly manage a team of talented engineers focusing on deploying, administering, operating and scaling the platform in all of our Customer data centers. Having a deep passion for VMWare and virtualization will be one of the keys to your success; you must love and embrace what virtualization brings (scale, self-service, redundancy, etc, etc). You have to be seen as a partner for your engineering colleagues; people should want to work with you and your team. And finally, you need to have a bias towards action and results, be able to run with fuzzy requirements, make great judgment calls, and be comfortable with smart risk taking.

About you and the role...

* Your team will be accountable for all things related to availability and stability of the VMWare private cloud platform; servers, networking policies, maintaining availability and hitting KPIs . You need to be an Infrastructure or Devops geek at heart.

* You must have a strong operations mindset, with a bias towards automating any problem you come across. You know what it takes to keep our service up 24/7 while enabling engineers to perform 100's of changes transparently throughout the day.

* Scalability is not an afterthought, it's a way of life. You design solutions that are robust, fault tolerant, and encourage others around you to do the same.

* The mindset you bring to the job is Product focused; you constantly think about what's needed to enable our product teams to move faster and provide a more transparent infrastructure.

* Relationships matter to you; both with your engineers and with others. Your team will partner with a variety of groups in your quest to provide the best experience for our Developers, Application and Customer Support teams and even working directly with our customers.

And some other stuff...

* You MUST have experience running and maintaining a 24x7 Internet-oriented production environment, preferably across multiple regions.

* You have a proven history of running teams supporting large scale Vmware installations.

* You display a solid grasp of Linux (CentOs), and networking fundamentals. Knowledge of scripting, configuration management, and a history of building automation and tolling is a huge plus.

* Fundamental understanding of enterprise level security, and how to apply it to the Private Cloud.

* At least 8+ years in a technology management role

* Professional degree (BS or higher) in a technology oriented field is preferred.

Sound interesting? Apply now! We'd love to talk with you about this opportunity.