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Vice President Engineering - Cloud Management Business Unit

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Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 5 months ago

Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU)

CMBU is a $1.6+ billion business unit that delivers our vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Management Platform within the Products and Cloud Services (PCS) organization.

VMware vRealize Suite delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform that can manage hybrid (multi-cloud) environments running anything from traditional to container (cloud native) workloads. vRealize speeds up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high levels of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control.

vCloud Suite Is the Enterprise Ready Cloud Management Platform. VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering that brings together VMware's industry-leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi-vendor hybrid cloud management platform. VMware's new portable licensing units allow vCloud Suite to build and manage both vSphere-based private clouds, as well as multi-vendor hybrid clouds.

CMBU is in the midst of transforming itself to increase delivery velocity of its on-premise software portfolio, while building new SaaS management services that focus on application-to-infrastructure across private, hybrid and public clouds.

Job Description

VMware is seeking an experienced Vice President (VP) Engineering to lead all engineering within the Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU). You will have a compelling, established record of success in high quality corporate software organizations, ideally including larger company experience. Precise industry experience in VMware's domain is not necessary but a deep understanding of cloud services, systems software, infrastructure, SaaS and/or platform software would be highly desirable. You will also have broad managerial experience in global multi-location environments including transforming an engineering organization for speed and SaaS delivery. The VP Engineering will have validated and significant team building, communication and leadership skills.


Reporting to the SVP/GM of CMBU, you will lead a direct team of 400+ and will continue to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy for CMBU. This executive will establish a culture of excellence in execution for VMware. He/she will define realistic targets and achievements, focus the engineering team, establish a high level of team participation and interaction, serve as an inspiring mentor and coach, ensure that quality is a high priority at every stage, and move products into production in the desired timeframes. This executive will work closely with other development organizations across VMware.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Directly lead the performance of the various engineering teams within CMBU to ensure that the organization is meeting customer needs on time and on quality and contributing positively to the profitability and margin requirements for VMware.

  • Implement new or improved processes that are required for VMware to design and build a more feature-rich, scalable, high-performance, and SaaS set of VMware solutions.

  • Develop, lead, and inspire the team. Be a magnet for software development talent and accelerate the hiring of strong architects and developers. Solidify succession plans and enhance management capabilities to meet strategic and operating objectives.

  • Be a respected leader in the company. Establish a strong collaborative culture with peers and other functions within VMware. Promote a culture of success, pride, performance, discipline, and creativity. Be an effective spokesperson and champion for the CMBU engineering team.

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the complexities and needs of running a software development organization such as making technology and architectural trade-offs, competitive analysis, market gap analysis, life-cycle management, etc.

  • Work closely and engage with VMware executives and direct reports to establish an environment that is motivating and entrepreneurial in nature. Work especially closely with Product Management to obtain prompt resolution to key business issues likely to impact product release schedules, product requirements, product quality, and business operations.

Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years of progressively broadening enterprise systems software development leadership experience with a strong background of success in the architecture, development, and delivery of highly complex, enterprise class infrastructure software.

  • Has inherent knowledge of development processes and best practices to manage multiple, software development projects consistently on time and on budget.

  • Consistent track record of success leading development teams in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment where management of complex product requirements is a critical driver of success.

  • Specific experience transforming, organizing and/or reorganizing a product development function for growth into highly competitive new markets and product lines such as SaaS and Cloud Computing where taking advantage of strategic opportunities requires short product life cycles and flexible and adaptable product architectures.

  • Demonstrated track record of implementing enhanced product development processes that shorten release cycles and improve "time to market" for new products.

  • Validated leadership experience setting the vision and building, leading, and motivating development teams. Trained in software development organization and leadership from a company well known and widely respected for world-class software development processes and practices.

Managerial Competencies

  • Demonstrates a "high organizational IQ".

  • Has successfully led highly technical teams of at least 300+.

  • Stays abreast of key competitor actions and their implications or threats to the business.

  • Experienced managing geographically distributed teams.

  • Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats.

  • Identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations, and needs.

  • Prepares realistic estimates of resource requirements (e.g., budget, headcount) needed to accomplish team or work group objectives.

  • Able to be assertive when necessary and hold people accountable for achieving their goals.

  • Fosters a customer-focused environment.

  • Leads by example, creating a sense of energy, ownership, detail orientation, collaboration and personal commitment to the work.

  • Inspires others to stretch beyond what they thought they could do.


  • Technical undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree highly desirable

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware supports applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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Vice President Engineering - Cloud Management Business Unit

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Vmware, Inc.