VMware recently celebrated 10 successful years in Bulgaria
VMware recently celebrated 10 successful years in Bulgaria

The largest Research & Development site for VMware in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) 

VMware recently celebrated 10 successful years in Bulgaria

Growing to 700+ employees in 2017 from 170 in 2007

Who We Are

VMware's Bulgarian office is located in Sofia, the capital and largest city in the country, situated in western Bulgaria at the foot of the beautiful Vitosha Mountain. The city abounds in rich history and is an important cultural and historic center not only for Bulgaria but also for the whole Balkan region. Today, in the backdrop of its rich history, Sofia is a modern, youthful city that is home to several major universities, cultural institutions, and thriving businesses.

VMware established its R&D representative office in Bulgaria in 2007 and has since then become one of the largest IT investors in the country employing 700+ world class professionals from more than ten nationalities. Over the years VMware Bulgaria has transformed from a purely R&D facility to a multifunctional hub with product, revenue generating professional services and business operations teams and is now one of the three core strategic sites for VMware globally.

The team has in-depth expertise in core virtualization, management and automation, availability, disaster recovery and analytics. Major milestones of the site’s development are the creation of a Professional Services Center of Excellence and an Innovation lab focused on projects in the fields of Open source, Internet of things and Machine learning. A dedicated equal opportunity Bulgarian employer, VMware attracts talent globally with its work on cutting edge technologies and projects with global impact, as well as multiple programs for personal and professional development, community service and sustainability. Professionals here find career opportunities in the fields of IT, software development, product management, quality engineering and technical publications finance, business analytics and business intelligence.

Our Culture in Action

The culture in Sofia is all about passion for what we do, innovation in everything we do, and seamless execution together. Our passion to continuously innovate comes from the realization that we are working on products that are helping our customers solve their toughest business challenges. Through technology preview events onsite, VMware customers have the opportunity to meet our developers, test new product updates, and share real-time feedback on products, which allows us to create best in class products.

VMware Bulgaria’s progress as a site would not have been possible without an open and collaborative environment. Through internal technology events, including product demos, poster sessions, and borathons (employee-led hackathons), our people are able to get hands on with products allowing for continuous learning and innovation.

Giving back to the communities that we live and work in is important for our people. Through the support of the VMware Foundation, employees join forces to organize skills-based Service Learning events that make an impact on the Sofia community. From technical conferences and contests aimed at local expert groups in Software Development, Quality Engineering and Technical publications, to career counseling and virtualization courses at the local universities and high schools, taking time out of the workday to serve the causes closest to our hearts is making change happen in Bulgaria.

Defining the Future

By becoming an increasingly global company, VMware is set to experience a rapid growth rate of its offices outside the US.

Bulgaria will be one of the locations in which the company has put as much emphasis as possible on the fastest expansion of our business. The office in Sofia is set to increase more than twice in the next few years, reaching 1500 people. Also expected is an increase in professional opportunities for development in the field of information technologies, product development and solutions, quality assessment and technical documentation, but not only - the team in Sofia unfolds its expertise in the direction of business operations - specialized teams with deep knowledge in Finance, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI).
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