Industry Job Opportunity

VMware Research Group

Project: Multiple opportunities
Location: Palo Alto, CA; Bellevue, WA


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Come be part of VMware’s Research Group (VRG)! With a dedicated research group, VMware continues its long tradition of research focus and academic reach. We continue VMware's history of ground breaking, technological innovation and a culture of technical leadership and market disruption. We aim to build a community of deep and substantial relationships between academic research and the rest of the company and to maintain deep interaction and collaboration by recruiting premier researchers who are keen on driving impact.

As a researcher, your primary responsibilities would include conducting basic and applied research on important and challenging open systems problems, along with engagement with the academic and wider research community. You have an established history of systems research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed venues such as top journals and conferences, as well as by letters of recommendation are required. You will define and pursue creative research agendas with significant impact on both VMware and the broader research community.

Required Skills

  • You will have recently completed a PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent field
  • You should have demonstrated ability to generate new ideas and innovate in an academic research setting.
  • Your research track record includes peer-reviewed research publications​ at top systems conferences.
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with both researchers and product teams within VMware.

Preferred Skills

  • Degree research or domain expertise in the general areas of Systems, Networks, Algorithms and Formal Methods. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in Machine Learning and/or Security.

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Apply for a particular job using the link on the VMware Recruiting page.

Candidates should also feel free to contact Mihai Budiu <> (or any VMware researcher) directly if they have questions.