Growing to 700+ employees in 2017 from 170 in 2007
Who We Are
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
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
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).