VMware Sr. Product Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts
The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
The Tanzu Mission Control team at VMware is seeking a Product Manager to help define product strategy and advance our mission to make Kubernetes accessible to any enterprise. The Tanzu Mission Control team is focused on helping customers more easily manage Kubernetes and operate modern, containerized applications across multiple clouds and clusters. You will play a pivotal role defining compelling and competitively differentiated capabilities, communicating our roadmap to internal and external stakeholders, understanding our customers deeply, and collaborating with marketing and sales to bring Tanzu Mission Control to market. The team is a fast-paced, startup-like environment where you will have the opportunity to build a new business from the ground up while developing skills in cutting-edge technologies.
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
In this role, you will be responsible for defining the product strategy and execution to deliver the core features and capabilities that will make Tanzu Mission Control an enterprise-grade SaaS platform suitable for even the most regulated industries. Your scope will include enterprise-readiness features that span all of Tanzu Mission Control’s SaaS services, extensible platform capabilities, and in-cluster agents and extensions. Tanzu Mission Control is a critical element of the VMware Tanzu portfolio (https://cloud.vmware.com/tanzu) , and your impact will also enable Tanzu Mission Control to become the central enterprise-ready SaaS platform for the entire Tanzu product portfolio and partner ecosystem.
Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
Success in the first three months means partnering with Product, Engineering, and Operations leads across Tanzu Mission Control to ramp up and pull together in-flight work and new requirements to create a clear roadmap for delivering a cohesive set of features enabling enterprise customers to depend on Tanzu Mission Control, along with the rest of Tanzu, to safely, securely, and transparently manage their Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications.
Success in the first six months means partnering with engineering to deliver the core enterprise capabilities required by customers building and operating Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications for highly-regulated industries, as well as helping other Tanzu teams build new, enterprise-ready experiences on top of Tanzu Mission Control’s SaaS platform.
Success in the first year means defining a long-term vision and strategy to enable even the most SaaS-averse and highly-regulated industries and customers to leverage Tanzu Mission Control and the rest of the Tanzu portfolio to manage their Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
You will own the short- and long-term strategy for enterprise readiness in Tanzu Mission Control based on a deep understanding of customer needs, market trends, regulatory constraints, and the competition. Experience defining and prioritizing product features in a complex technical context will serve you well.
You will collaborate with other Tanzu teams to plan and deliver integrated experiences across the portfolio. An ability to navigate complex decision making and effectively communicate across teams will be critical to success.
You will partner with engineering to drive successful product releases. You will be engineering’s connection to our partners, ISVs, and customers and will be responsible for bringing them along for the ride.
You will engage frequently with partners, ISVs, and customers to learn about their needs, and occasionally support the sales channel and key customers in a pre- and post-sales capacity.
What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
The hiring manager for this role is Scott Van Woudenberg, Group Product Line Manager, leading Tanzu Mission Control’s SaaS Platform product team. Scott joined VMware from Google, where he helped build Google Compute Engine from launch into a multi-billion dollar business. The Tanzu Mission Control product management team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are excited about delivering a new SaaS offering to enable Tanzu’s largest customers to build, run, and manage modern applications.
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 www.benefits.vmware.com .
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, trainings, course work, etc.)
Category : Marketing
Subcategory: Product Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-06-09
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