Our Meet the Hiring Manager series allows you to get to know the people who grow teams at VMware Bulgaria. You will learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview experience.
This week meet Stanislav Nedyalkov, Senior Manager Engineering.
Tell us about your career journey to date?
In order to thoroughly depict my professional journey I would like to paraphrase a famous quote - technology is a mind devoid of passion, but nothing great can be ever achieved without passion. Therefore, It was only logical to follow my passion and love for engineering sciences, that i have been nurturing since a very early age, and pursue a career in that area.
I started my professional IT career as a C++ developer in a product company. The next step was an outsourcing company with various projects and different technologies stack for every project. In a nutshell - a full stack engineer.
Among this technical journey I also searched growth in the field of customer interactions and mentoring people from the team. This evolved in a Team lead role which brought me a better understanding of customer needs, business requirements and ways of providing best technical solutions for the clients.
VMware gives a lot of opportunities for internal mobility and I have had roles in three different teams, each of them providing various opportunities to gain new skills and challenges for growth. I was part of Cloud management team where one can learn a great deal about the stages in the process of building a huge enterprise project. Then I had the opportunity of conducting a professional services lead role, to complete my professional experience in E2E product development till the customer customization on the enterprise level.
Now I am thrilled with the chance of experiencing one of the new aspects in Bulgaria VMware office, such as leading a team of mobile dev engineers.
How is VMware different to any other tech company you have worked for?
We spend the biggest part of our day at work, and therefore team culture and spirit is of key importance. Here we build a space where everyone‘s opinion matters and we are the owner of the product/solutions. Integrity, respect, the strive to be better every day and to make every day count – those are truly the building stones of our community. I strongly believe that personal and professional growth are inseparable and that the eagerness to go to work in the morning and meet new professional challenges is the way of improving yourself and is a huge aspect of having a full and interesting life.
VMware is really a family you can rely on, there are colleagues all over the globe that you can learn from, experts in different technologies and different aspect of the professional growth. Thus, the combination of logic and passion, hard work and fun has become an established recipe for success with innovation in every project and aspect of the work.
What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as you moved upwards in your career?
Find the perfect balance. In time investment vs results. In family and free time vs career growth, in latest technology vs business outcome. This is a long term shot. Always and in everything try to give the best of yourself and find that part in every person around you that he/she can teach to others.
Your team is hiring. Can you tell us more about your organization's charter?
Not a very well known fact is that VMware is building a mobile applications as a part of the product portfolio in End User Computing business unit.
We are a new team of mobile engineers as part of the bigger team in 3 locations. Our main focus is iOS and Android native mobile development. The product that we are working on now is Boxer. Boxer is an email client combining – Email, Calendar, Contacts and Files in one application. We provide opportunity for mobile engineers to work on a quality mobile application on an enterprise level with a huge customer impact.
If someone reading this was coming to interview with you tomorrow for a role in your org, what interview tips would you give them?
The first thing you need to understand about the job opportunity is hidden in the answer of a simple question - what is your why. What drives you, what motivates you, what inspires you. Expect interesting technical challenges requiring design answers, be ready to go and think out of the box. Still, if you should find yourself in trouble, remember the piece of advice given to us by no other but Einstein himself- sometimes imagination can be more important than knowledge.
Finally if you are willing to grow and learn, if you want to share the fun and excitement of conquering new professional heights and experience the satisfaction of a job well done- this is the right place for you and we will be thrilled to have you in our team.