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Senior Director, Product Management - Tanzu Foundation Services

Bellevue, WA 98004

Business Summary: Tanzu Foundation Services

VMware is a global leader in infrastructure technology, with a vision to enable business modernization for any application, on any device, running in any cloud. With Fiscal 2019 revenues of $8.97 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. VMware is firmly committed to being a great place to work, with a strong focus on work life balance and employee friendly initiatives. It has repeatedly made lists of top 100 places to work.

As we look to the future of VMware, the Tanzu portfolio of products is the cornerstone of our strategy to unlock value for businesses looking to go beyond infrastructure technologies, and directly address the needs of modern development teams. Under the Tanzu umbrella we have brought together our work on making Kubernetes accessible to enterprise companies, along with a broad cross section of developer and operator relevant technologies through our acquisition of Pivotal. Tanzu is the focal point for VMwares investments to expand beyond traditional datacenter technologies to support our customers building any app, for any device, hosted in any cloud. We are building a strong team of executives to drive the growth and success of the Tanzu mission in the coming years.

At the heart of the Tanzu portfolio are our foundational services, the core elements that tie discrete product offerings together into a cohesive portfolio that supports mutual deployment, but unlocks value through integration.  These include a common identity and access management strategy, structured policy framework, and a broad cross section of business unit wide efforts to create efficiencies and support innovation.

Job Description

We are actively hiring an experienced software lead for product management and strategy for our foundation services portfolio.  This role will involve establishing a strategy for common critical capabilities for the platform, and leading product development efforts with an emphasis on creating customer value.  The sum of the whole will be great than the sum of the parts, and the leader in this role will be key to defining the essential value across the portfolio.

Reporting to Vice President of Product and Strategy for MAP-BU this individual will have responsibility for strategy, planning and execution for the foundational services elements, including identity and access management, policy, governance and compliance efforts BU wide. Responsibilities will include partnering with their engineering counterpart to define priorities for the team across multiple product lines, and manage alignment with adjacent pillar leads within Tanzu and across VMware holistically.

  • Guide, manage and grow a world-class product management team - the Senior Director will manage and develop an exemplary team of product managers to support the success of the portfolio.
  • Effective participation in high stakes customer engagements, both actively participating in the sales cycle with F500 companies, and managing escalations and key customer relationships.
  • Define the strategy for key common portfolio capabilities, drive prioritization and execution.
  • Manage critical cross-BU partnerships and drive convergence of groups within the BU
  • Drive new innovation in the identity and policy space, supporting both commercial and community work
  • Partnering with product and technical marketing to ensure the proper positioning and evangelization of VMware technologies within the broader infrastructure software market
  • Working closely with sales and marketing to identify and address broad industry trends

    Job Requirements
  • 8+ years of experience in product management
  • 3+ years of experience as a manager of managers
  • Experience managing commercial products that are aligned with open source communities
  • Relentless focus on building a diverse, equitable and inclusive team and supporting the growth of product managers throughout their career journey
  • Experience driving programs across large and complex organizations
  • Experience managing high stakes, high visibility customer relationships
  • Strong awareness of the emerging trends in cloud native domain, experience with SaaS or cloud based services desired.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication/presentation skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions
  • Strong collaboration skills with experience delivering portfolios with complex, cross team dependencies 
  • BA/BS required, in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred, MBA desirable


    Category : Marketing
    Subcategory: Product Management
    Experience: Business Leadership
    Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
    Posted Date: 2020-06-29

    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 whats 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.


Posted: 2020-07-01 Expires: 2020-09-02

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