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VMware Program Director VMware - Lumen Joint Innovation Lab - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

In February 2021, VMware and Lumen Technologies announced a significant expansion of their partnership to fast-track the design, development, and delivery of edge computing and more secure, work-from-anywhere solutions. Lumen and VMware’s combined capabilities will enable customers to deliver future-forward experiences for any application, to any device, from the global cloud core to the distributed network edge. To lay the foundation for this collaboration, Lumen and VMware formed a Joint Innovation Lab, bringing together architecture and design, marketing, and sales resources. The combined teams will focus initial efforts on co-developing solutions for the Lumen portfolio of managed services in key areas including: Edge Computing, Security, and Work-from-anywhere solutions leveraging VMware’s Secure Access Service Edge Platform.

VMware is looking for a strong engineering & innovation leader to engage and drive engineering teams across VMware and Lumen to accelerate the customer’s ability to build, run, manage, connect, and protect applications across distributed infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

As the Lumen JIL Leader you will establish a culture of innovation and excellence in execution within the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) across the VMware-Lumen partnership. You need to be able to engage, influence and collaborate with development, alliance teams, and executive leadership across VMware and Lumen in this impactful role. You should be ready to embrace ambitious and far-reaching technology solutions that are designed to transform enterprise IT.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead VMware efforts to bring new innovative offerings to market through the Lumen-VMware Joint Innovation Lab

  • Drive JIL focus on streamlining joint engineering and development across each other’s deep technology portfolios, bringing new offerings to market that are truly differentiated

  • Engage with VMware BUs and Lumen service lines to identify Candidate Projects, select projects for execution (in partnership with JIL Executive Project Review Committee) and drive execution towards delivery

  • Own and manage JIL budget to ensure efficient optimal allocation / utilization

  • Manage the intake and progression of approved JIL initiatives and report monthly on performance against goals and associated KPIs

Required Skills

  • Executive presence with the ability to interact and inspire key contributors and stakeholders

  • You possess deep technical subject matter expertise in IaaS and/or PaaS technologies

  • Experience with VMware technologies

  • Ability to develop business cases and size up various market opportunities

  • You have recent experiences in development, engineering management, and project delivery

  • Strong attention to detail with experience in the creation of statements of work to describe deliverables, resources, and timelines

  • Ability to establish leadership cadence including monthly reviews with executives in key technology portfolio areas to ensure governance

  • Strong consulting soft skills and tactful conflict management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with effective written and oral communication are required

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, organized and possessing a strong sense of ownership and drive

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in leading joint projects with internal or (preferably) external partners

  • Experience with Cloud Service Provider or Managed Service Provider business models

  • You are effective in working both independently and in a team setting

  • Ability to explore emerging technologies and their impact on our business (or portfolio)

  • Ability to work well with other development teams, some of them out of country

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experience

“For positions located in Colorado: The base salary range is $139,000.00. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://benefits.vmware.com/ . *Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay, and benefits required per sb19-085.”

Category : Business Strategy and Operations

Subcategory: Program Management

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-04-07

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 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 encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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