Tanzu Labs Modern Compliance Architect - Opportunity for Working Remotely
Architect Job, Remote or Reston, VA
The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Modern Compliance Architects (MCAs) at Tanzu Labs work with product managers, architects, engineers, and client stakeholders on radically collaborative teams. To us, an engagement is about strategy and execution. Tanzu Labs MCAs work with their teams on outcomes and drive platform accreditation. They transform the accreditation processes and tools to realize the benefits of cloud native platforms, applications, and architectures through an iterative process with feedback loops that enable us to create amazing products that are secure and in compliance with regulations and rules needed to operate safely.
We work on custom client platform products which means MCAs on our team get to work across a diverse array of fields throughout their time here. An MCA might work to build compliance for an agency critical information system for 3 months and then hop over to building a platform for web-based banking software or tablet-based jet load-out tracking meeting the highest government standards. This means our team is constantly learning about new industries and new customer needs. Our MCAs are starting a new initiative every 3-6 months so we get to immerse ourselves in new problems and a wide array of potential solutions all year.
Our sweet spot is teaching our clients how to get better at software platforms through creating fully compliant platforms and apps with them. As coaches and mentors, it's normal for us to be on a blended team of colleagues and clients who are eager to learn what we know.
Modern Compliance Architects at Tanzu Labs Platform Services are hungry to learn and love sharing what they know. Our diverse client base presents us with new problem spaces all the time. We use the fundamentals of Agile, Lean, and User-Centered Design to guide us. We strive for diverse teams because we've learned they are the most successful. If you want to work with a team of curious, brilliant, and kind technologists, come join us!
Our recent client engagements include:
In 14 days, we replatformed a mission-critical app for tracking near-earth objects in space while enabling fast-track development of several tech applications for the USSF space software package.
Enabling platform and DevOps collaboration between U.S. Space Force & U.S. Air Force
Built a platform, then taught the U.S. Air Force how to code and saved the Pentagon millions
Helped save lives during the Afghan evacuation enabled with the help of our highly-scalable platform running applications developed jointly with the USAF --- more than 21,000 people were evacuated in what was the largest single day airlift in history and 122,300 people evacuated overall
The technologies we've used on these and other projects include:
Cloud platforms and tools like the Tanzu portfolio, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, kpack, Knative, Cartographer, Docker, OpenShift, Mesosphere, and Rancher
Linux, Windows and other operating systems found in the data center environment
Cloud hyper-scaler technologies such as vSphere, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Including components like ESXi, NSX-T.
Infrastructure and platform observability, networking, security, and reliability engineering practices and tools such as Prometheus \ Grafana, Wavefront, Datadog, ingress/egress networking
Automation technologies including Concourse, Chef, Ansible, BOSH, Puppet, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity and related continuous integration, automation and orchestration tools
Data tools like Postgres, MySQL, Mongo, Rabbit, Kafka, Oracle, DB2
Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
1st Day: You've had a great first day, met your manager and a couple of your peers who've welcomed you to the company and answered any burning questions you have. You also have a nice new computer setup!
1st Week: You have a good sense of our Labs practices and shadowed some sessions to see it work in practice. You have learned about our clients, tools, techniques, and your role within VMware. You're more integrated into the wider Modern Compliance Architecture practice and understand how you're a critical part of that.
1st Month: You've joined your first project and applied your skills as an MCA and consultant to further the team's work. Your Platform Architect and Product Management teammates are fantastic practitioners and excited to collaborate with you. You will build documents and artifacts that lead to modernizing a valuable custom platform for apps to run on using modern engineering best practices.
1st Quarter: You've made amazing improvements to your compliance architecture and DevSecOps platform skills! You feel more comfortable helping less experienced client Authorizing Officials and their key team members/leaders and the assessors understand the DevSecOps approach to ATO, layering together the infrastructure, platform, and application or pipeline components. You have also walked the customer's assessors step by step through assessing the Tanzu platform, the application pipelines and the associated processes to accredit their “software factory”. You paired with your manager to create goals aligned to your career and development interests. You have the support and resources at hand to go on that journey.
1st Year: You've succeeded in authorizing a valuable Tanzu Platform with software running in production! You've improved the skills and abilities of your client teammates so they can keep building and improving accreditation of the platform themselves using Tanzu products! You have paired with the customer to create the full Body of Evidence required for accreditation. This will typically include a Body of Evidence (BOE) for the Tanzu platform, as well as a BOE for the “Continuous ATO” accreditation of the CI/CD pipelines along with the associated people and processes that allow new applications to be on-boarded and quickly accredited. You will deliver fantastic results and make a lasting impact on the platform and agile skills of customers. You've become an active member of our diverse MCA community!
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
Your regular activities may be modified to suit your professional strengths, but daily life at Tanzu Labs will have you doing many or all of the following:
Be a crucial member of a team dedicated to helping a single customer achieve their technical and platform as a product goals. Accrediting a modern custom platform built the right way.
Collaborate/Pair daily with client Platform Engineers & Architects to solve complex problems in uncertain environments using a combination of their domain knowledge and your skills. Coach customers on our approach all along the way!
Work collaboratively with the platform deployment and application development teams to ensure the deployed platform, CI/CD pipelines, and application development methods/tools/processes meet the control objectives and line up with the BOE.
Work compliance user stories that are prioritized in a backlog. Keep your team informed and productive.
Advocate for modern best practices like Agile, Automation, and Pair Programming that make digital transformation a reality.
Authored required BOE documents using your expert level experience in the Federal ATO process and the NIST RMF.
Share your familiarity with the common patterns used for automating application security validation in CI/CD pipelines along with the processes that are typically incorporated into the platform and application development lifecycle required to achieve ATO.
Apply your strong familiarity with infrastructure architecture with a focus on security, coupled with your experience mapping the architecture to the associated controls and effective ways assessors can validate the controls.
Mapped your technical understanding of application architecture along with application development processes and tools to the applicable security controls.
Streamlined the human processes by detailing your understanding of the security controls that can be enforced through CI/CD pipelines and those that need to be performed by humans, and why they need to be done by humans.
Perform research, brainstorm solutions, and help guide compliance direction. Balance opportunities and business needs while keeping customers aligned and supportive.
Participate in compliance outputs as part of application and platform demos, retrospectives, stand-ups, and other key meetings virtually or in-person.
Invest time and effort to understand new technologies to help a wide range of customers adapt and integrate your compliance knowledge into their own efforts
Learn new skills and grow in your own career while contributing learnings back to others in our Modern Compliance practice so we can all grow and thrive together.
This position requires a pre-existing Top Secret or TS/SCI Security Clearance or Application for clearance.
This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any potential offer of employment will be contingent upon verification of these requirements.
This job opportunity is not eligible for U.S. employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware
This position will support client work across a variety of Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and Civilian agency programs and customers.
What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
We believe in collaborative, autonomous teams dedicated to achieving our customer's goals. Our leadership strives to create a healthy environment for you to do your best work, and will empower you to work directly with your team and clients to deliver on the strategy.
We are big thinkers who generate a lot of ideas, treat each other with kindness, collaborate on initiatives that matter, and maintain a safe space for all. We support one another by whatever means necessary, and trust each other to get the job done right, in a way that accommodates a flexible schedule to balance work and life.
Your manager will be an experienced Product Manager or Solutions Architect. They will support your growth through training, mentorship, and stretch opportunities. You should expect regular, bi-weekly 1:1 meetings with your manager where they are focused on career planning and project support.
We are passionate about building valuable platforms and platform teams set up for long term success. We strive to leave every client team better than we found it and love collaborating along the exciting journey. We have a bias towards action and love to test ideas so we can learn and improve. We have learned that being empathetic, inclusive, and kind empowers people to achieve greatness. We look forward to welcoming team members, and work hard to make sure the onboarding process is smooth.
Where is this role located?
Like many companies, the COVID pandemic changed how we work. We are fortunate to be capable of running a strong business in a 100% remote working environment.
However, we believe that the fastest way to build authentic relationships is in person. Our role as consultants requires us to work well with new teammates on many types of engagements. We navigate large customer organizations, facilitate team building and work towards shared goals. We've found that we can do this remotely when we have to, but it is faster when we are co-located. Kicking off customer engagements in-person also fosters happier and more productive remote days. Once the pandemic is behind us, we expect more in-person collaboration at one of our offices or at the customer's site (25-50%).
What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?
You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
Generous Time Off Programs
40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, training, course work, etc.)
Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
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$127k-177k yearly est.