Director, R&D, VMware Horizon Remote Experience


Director, R&D, VMware Horizon Remote Experience

Palo Alto, CA

With the rapid rise of cloud services, and with the proliferation of mobile devices, end users expect to be able to access their apps and desktops from anywhere, at any time. Meanwhile, enterprises are struggling with how to enable their users to be productive, and to be able to securely access their applications, from any location, on any device. Desktop and App Remoting is one of the key technologies that can bridge this divide, by supporting any network connected device and still giving IT the control they require. As part of the Horizon Remote Experience team, we are focused on delivering secure remote access to virtual desktops and apps, while enabling end users to access them using a broad spectrum of computing devices. We are focused on the remoting of desktop and app display, capture and compression of real time audio, video, images and data, and the transmission of this data over public networks. We also deal with the remote redirection of end user devices that are connected to these virtualized apps and desktops, while also providing APIs for app and device vendors. Market analysts such as IDC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and others rate this technology as a game changer and a high growth area over the next 5 years. When you choose VMware as your employer, you are choosing to be a part of the best and brightest talent. Join us in working towards transforming computing; thereby changing the way business is done.

More information about VMware Horizon and Horizon Cloud at:


The team is looking for a Director of R&D to lead multiple engineering teams working on Horizon Remote Experience and Remote Display Protocol. You will get to work on some of the more challenging and interesting problems building on VMware's production-proven platform. You will contribute to our next generation protocol to deliver applications and desktops from the cloud to a variety of devices. You will set the direction for the display and device remoting, session management, graphics, networking and UX aspects of the Horizon product and services.

How do you succeed:

You bring broad technical experience, creative problem-solving skills, a passion for technology and coding, and a healthy dose of self-motivation. You thrive in fast-paced environments.

You have a passion for building software with great user experience; you have experience in building distributed systems, blended with a strong systems background. You have led engineering teams to ship high quality products to a large customer base. You are seasoned at managing senior engineering talent. You possess demonstrated strengths in product design and development. You are a technical expert and hands-on with software design and development.

You have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You will build, mentor, motivate and manage multiple teams of developers and technical leaders. You will work closely with internal and external partners to achieve the team's goals in a dynamically changing market. You hold yourself personally accountable to product and customer success. You take ownership of problems.

Required Skills and Background:

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines - MS or PhD preferred

  • 7+ years? experience in managing multiple top-notch software development teams

  • Proven track record of building and shipping successful software products

  • Experience managing several concurrent development projects, using Agile methodologies

  • Demonstrated leadership, people management, teamwork, and communication skills

  • Experience in managing engineering efforts spanning organizations and/or geographies

  • Experience with software development using languages such as C++ or Java

  • Experience in the development of end-user focused applications

  • Experience in the development of large distributed software systems at scale

  • Experience with one or more of the following: network programming and the transmission of realtime data over the internet, audio, video, graphics, middleware or OS level components for managing peripheral devices such as USB mass storage, microphones, etc.

  • Exposure to testing and deployment tools and CI/CD (Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, etc.)

  • Proven track record recruiting and retaining top engineering talent

  • Ability to form strong cross-functional partnerships across distributed global teams

  • Comfortable interacting with executives, customers, internal and external developers

Highly Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of virtualization and application virtualization technologies would be a plus

  • Cross platform development experience on Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS, or Android

  • Experience in providing APIs and SDK for third-party developers

This position is eligible for the JoinEUC at referral campaign.

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.

View this job on