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VMware vRA/vRO Developer

Jersey City, New Jersey;

Job Description:

The Bank of America Cloud hosting team is seeking to fill a software engineering position focused on VMware SDDC technologies to automate every aspect of our environment.  The team’s goal is to develop a robust CI/CD pipeline to certify, support and maintain the underlying infrastructure of the firm’s applications.  From initial version certification thru net new builds to upgrading the running production environment thru operational support automation, we are moving to manage the environment as Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

Coding and workflow development leveraging Python / Ansible / Javascript/ PowerCLI or similar languages is foundational and must be complimented with a solid understanding of the VMware infrastructure stack.  In addition, a willingness to work with other teams to debug and resolve production issues that arise from their code is integral to the success of our team.  As a financial institution, we strive to connect technology with measurable business value.  You should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about the business, products we offer and technical challenges that we must address.

Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to add.  In addition, candidates must have the ability to collaborate effectively within, across and upward of the team they will be working in.  We are looking for builders to help us innovate the future of cloud computing within the firm.

Must have skills:

  • Must have few to several years of extensive hands on experience in developing VMware vRealize Orchestration (vRO) workflows, should be able demonstrate on VMware HOL Labs.
  • Must have worked on vRA features including but not limited to Blueprints, XaaS, Event broker subscriptions, Storage Profiles, Network Profiles, custom properties, Actions etc
  • Must know the difference between vRA 7.5 and vRA 8.X versions, experience on vRA vRO 8.X is preferred.
  • Strong scripting/programming skills in one or more languages in the order of preference: JavaScript, PowerShell, Python and Ansible
  • Proven experience in Cloud Automation using vRA and vRO workflows
  • Strong System wide knowledge of vRealize Automation preferably in 8.x
  • Should be able to work on vRA 8.X Cloud Templates, update Ansible scripts in vRA Cloud templates, create ABX customizations, trigger vRO workflows.
  • Experience with REST API based application integration with vRO and or Ansible or Python
  • Expertise in vRA vRO 7.5 to create, update and mange Blueprints, XaaS, complex EBS workflows, component profiles, reservations, compute clusters.
  • Good understanding of vRA vRO 8.x Cloud Templates, ABX, Cloud Zones, Storage Profiles, Network Profiles, Tags
  • Working experience with VMware VCenter
  • Working knowledge of DHCP, DNS, and other Network concepts
  • Able to work on JSON, XML, CSV and YAML formats.
  • At least some acquaintance on VMware VSAN and other storage protocols.
  • Able to code review, test in Dev, pre-prod and prod environments.
  • Must be able to work in Agile environment, should be able to deliver sprint after sprint, use JIRA, confluence, document as needed.
  • Able to work independently with little direction

Good to have: 

  • Managing  and or automating VMware Environment (vSphere, vCenter, ESXi hosts, DVSwitches, Storage) using PowerShell scripts or any other scripting language.
  • vCenter and ESXi administration skills
  • Experience with NSX-T administration and API level programming using vRO or Ansible
  • Admin level experience in Windows and or RHEL Linux.
  • Knowledge of vROPs, vRLI, Network Routing and Switching using NSX-T, and other VMware components
  • Working Knowledge on VMware Cloud Foundations (VCF), SDDC manager
  • Experience in using Bit Bucket, Ansible Tower, GIT, or any other Software versioning and code execution platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science with 4-5 years of experience
  • Experience in VMware VIDM, vRSLCM, Kubernetes
  • Experience with VMware vRealize Code stream
  • Experience in using Ansible Tower
  • Certification on VMware vRA 8.X is a big plus.
  • Knowledge on Storage concepts, ex: VSAN, iSCSI, etc
  • Understanding of vRLI, vROPS, VRNI, and other VMware products, with API way of thinking.

Core Technology Infrastructure Organization:

•Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.

•Wants to be a great place for people to work and strive to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.

•Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.

•Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.

•Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.

•Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving they need to remain vibrant and vital.

LOB Job Profile:

Responsible for designing and developing complex requirements to accomplish business goals. Ensures that software is developed to meet functional, non-functional, and compliance requirements. Ensures solutions are well designed with maintainability/ease of integration and testing built-in from the outset. Possess strong proficiency in development and testing practices common to the industry, and have extensive experience of using design and architectural patterns. At this level, specializations start to form in either Architecture, Test Engineering or DevOp. Contributes to story refinement/defining requirements. Participates and guides team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle. Performs spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas. Codes solutions and unit tests to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements. Utilizes multiple architectural components (across data, application, business) in design and development of client requirements. Assists team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work. Designs/develops/modifies architecture components, application interfaces, and solution enablers while ensuring principal architecture integrity is maintained. Designs/develops/maintains automated test suites (integration, regression, performance). Sets up and develops a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline. Automates manual release activities. Mentors other Software Engineers and coaches team on CI-CD practices and automating tool stack. Individual contributor.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

The Bank of America Cloud hosting team is seeking to fill a software engineering position focused on VMware SDDC technologies to automate every aspect of our environment.  The team’s goal is to develop a robust CI/CD pipeline to certify, support and maintain the underlying infrastructure of the firm’s applications.  From initial version certification thru net new builds to upgrading the running production environment thru operational support automation, we are moving to manage the environment as Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

Coding and workflow development leveraging Python / Ansible / Javascript/ PowerCLI or similar languages is foundational and must be complimented with a solid understanding of the VMware infrastructure stack.  In addition, a willingness to work with other teams to debug and resolve production issues that arise from their code is integral to the success of our team.  As a financial institution, we strive to connect technology with measurable business value.  You should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about the business, products we offer and technical challenges that we must address.

Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to add.  In addition, candidates must have the ability to collaborate effectively within, across and upward of the team they will be working in.  We are looking for builders to help us innovate the future of cloud computing within the firm.

Must have skills:

  • Must have few to several years of extensive hands on experience in developing VMware vRealize Orchestration (vRO) workflows, should be able demonstrate on VMware HOL Labs.
  • Must have worked on vRA features including but not limited to Blueprints, XaaS, Event broker subscriptions, Storage Profiles, Network Profiles, custom properties, Actions etc
  • Must know the difference between vRA 7.5 and vRA 8.X versions, experience on vRA vRO 8.X is preferred.
  • Strong scripting/programming skills in one or more languages in the order of preference: JavaScript, PowerShell, Python and Ansible
  • Proven experience in Cloud Automation using vRA and vRO workflows
  • Strong System wide knowledge of vRealize Automation preferably in 8.x
  • Should be able to work on vRA 8.X Cloud Templates, update Ansible scripts in vRA Cloud templates, create ABX customizations, trigger vRO workflows.
  • Experience with REST API based application integration with vRO and or Ansible or Python
  • Expertise in vRA vRO 7.5 to create, update and mange Blueprints, XaaS, complex EBS workflows, component profiles, reservations, compute clusters.
  • Good understanding of vRA vRO 8.x Cloud Templates, ABX, Cloud Zones, Storage Profiles, Network Profiles, Tags
  • Working experience with VMware VCenter
  • Working knowledge of DHCP, DNS, and other Network concepts
  • Able to work on JSON, XML, CSV and YAML formats.
  • At least some acquaintance on VMware VSAN and other storage protocols.
  • Able to code review, test in Dev, pre-prod and prod environments.
  • Must be able to work in Agile environment, should be able to deliver sprint after sprint, use JIRA, confluence, document as needed.
  • Able to work independently with little direction

Good to have: 

  • Managing  and or automating VMware Environment (vSphere, vCenter, ESXi hosts, DVSwitches, Storage) using PowerShell scripts or any other scripting language.
  • vCenter and ESXi administration skills
  • Experience with NSX-T administration and API level programming using vRO or Ansible
  • Admin level experience in Windows and or RHEL Linux.
  • Knowledge of vROPs, vRLI, Network Routing and Switching using NSX-T, and other VMware components
  • Working Knowledge on VMware Cloud Foundations (VCF), SDDC manager
  • Experience in using Bit Bucket, Ansible Tower, GIT, or any other Software versioning and code execution platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science with 4-5 years of experience
  • Experience in VMware VIDM, vRSLCM, Kubernetes
  • Experience with VMware vRealize Code stream
  • Experience in using Ansible Tower
  • Certification on VMware vRA 8.X is a big plus.
  • Knowledge on Storage concepts, ex: VSAN, iSCSI, etc
  • Understanding of vRLI, vROPS, VRNI, and other VMware products, with API way of thinking.

Core Technology Infrastructure Organization:

•Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.

•Wants to be a great place for people to work and strive to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.

•Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.

•Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.

•Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.

•Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving they need to remain vibrant and vital.

LOB Job Profile:

Responsible for designing and developing complex requirements to accomplish business goals. Ensures that software is developed to meet functional, non-functional, and compliance requirements. Ensures solutions are well designed with maintainability/ease of integration and testing built-in from the outset. Possess strong proficiency in development and testing practices common to the industry, and have extensive experience of using design and architectural patterns. At this level, specializations start to form in either Architecture, Test Engineering or DevOp. Contributes to story refinement/defining requirements. Participates and guides team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle. Performs spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas. Codes solutions and unit tests to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements. Utilizes multiple architectural components (across data, application, business) in design and development of client requirements. Assists team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work. Designs/develops/modifies architecture components, application interfaces, and solution enablers while ensuring principal architecture integrity is maintained. Designs/develops/maintains automated test suites (integration, regression, performance). Sets up and develops a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline. Automates manual release activities. Mentors other Software Engineers and coaches team on CI-CD practices and automating tool stack. Individual contributor.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21035810

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jake Koehler

Referral Bonus:

0