The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
VMware is looking for a Sr. Product Manager to join the Modern Applications Platform Business Unit (MAPBU) product team with a focus on the Tanzu Developer Experience. VMware customers are increasingly deploying containers as the foundation of their application modernization efforts. The MAPBU team delivers best-in-class enterprise cloud-native solutions - supporting container frameworks such as Kubernetes.
The Tanzu team is chartered with providing application teams with a "native" Kubernetes experience that complements our existing Tanzu Application Service offering. As a member of this fast-paced, startup-like team, you will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the product roadmap while developing skills in cutting-edge technologies. You will be part of an action-oriented team that has a culture of open communication, empowerment, innovation, teamwork, and customer success.
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
The goal will be to understand in depth developers' everyday challenges related to serverless functions and applications. You will define and evangelize a set of features and solutions that will help define the serverless runtime that powers the developer journey for Tanzu Application Platform. You will be working cross-functionally with user experience, engineering and open source communities to create an innovative solution that builds on top of a healthy ecosystem of internal and open source tools.
Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
Contributing to the product definition, roadmap, and direction of Tanzu features
Contributing to customer and market research that the team will use to drive the strategy forward
Contributing to producing a clear MVP definition and roadmap and working collaboratively with design and engineering to execute on it through proper prioritization.
Working to bring the customer and their needs closer to the development team through research, customer engagements and involving customers in the incremental progress of the development team
Partner with users, customers, and account teams to facilitate successful customer proof of concept deployments
Present technical presentations to customers, partners, and the field for your area of expertise and responsibility, and also gather feedback to influence product and solution offerings.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
Take a large problem which has been broken down into smaller chunks and further define the problem space
Obsessed with customers and users and able to use a variety of strategies, processes and tools to understand their needs
Communicating and Collaborating with multiple teams across the MAPBU
Working with customers with a product manager, technical product marketing, technical marketing, systems engineer scope
Understanding complex systems at a technical level
Working with and understanding the needs of enterprise developers, application and platform teams
Analyzing and understanding shifting application patterns (VMs to containers to functions)
Agile software development methodologies and tools
Supporting products within the Kubernetes Ecosystem
What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
The hiring manager for this role is the Product Lead of the Runtime Program. They lead the team responsible for Cloud Native Runtimes, the runtime that powers the Tanzu modern application platform. The team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are excited about delivering innovative offerings to enable Tanzu's largest customers to build, run, and manage modern applications.
Where is this role located?
This role is fully remote and can be done anywhere in North America.
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 https://benefits.vmware.com/co/.
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.)
Category : Marketing
Subcategory: Product Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-08-02
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