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VMware Product Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Des Moines, Iowa

About the team

VMware Engineering Services is central to the success of VMware and its customers. We deliver critical services across the engineering organization to individual contributors, managers, and executive leaders. We build and operate these services, measuring success and striving for constant improvement. ​Aligning our investments with the needs of the VMware engineering community is key to success. This is where the product management team applies its skills of translating business needs to product vision and engineering execution. We define what is most needed, work with engineering to delivery, ensure the end-product meets the need and communicate the benefits clearly with the community.

About the position

VES is growing its Product Management and Design muscle to strengthen its internal tools and services. We have multiple positions open for Product Manager and Senior Product Manager. Location is the United States, within 4 time zones of West Coast (Pacific) time. VMware supports employee choice of work style (office based, flexible between office and home or fully remote) that suits personal circumstances.

Product management at VES is about owning and driving a product or service, or service portfolio. Your job is to drive success. Critical questions you will have to answer include:

  • What product/service/feature does VMware’s R&D community need

  • Is this the right product/service/feature for our users

  • Is it the right time to make this investment

  • What does success look like for this product/service/feature

  • How can we translate this idea in toreality

  • How do we grow and evolve this product over time?

Examples of current projects:

  • Automating and securing VMware’s digital supply chain

  • Delivering VMware’s internal multi-cloud self-service console.

  • Building an app-store like experience for VMware’s R&D community to discover, learn and use tools and services in our portfolio.

  • Building Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Cloud Services

About you

  • You enjoy being part of a team of builders that take an idea from nothing to fully operational and successful service.

  • You love the intersection of business and technology.

  • You understand business value and are passionate about how technology can accelerate successful outcomes.

  • You love learning new things, particularly about people and technology.

  • You dislike being slowed down by friction and unnecessary red tape; you make it your business to question and remove such barriers when you encounter them.

  • You understand the right mix of vision, enthusiasm and reality to deliver iterative improvements and the right priority order.

  • You love talking to people, you’re a natural conversationalist and you know when to listen.

30-60-90 Day Goals for the position

In the first 30 days, you will get to know the engineering teams you will be working with. You will talk engineers 1:1 to better get to know them and their challenges. You will talk to our major stakeholders to understand what challenges they face, what motivates them, what demotivates them. You will understand our product management processes, driving improvements and bringing your skills and experience to the team. You will understand the current status of your product/service/feature and will be developing ideas for improvement.

In the first 60 days you will have a clearly defined a long-term roadmap for your product/service/feature and have communicated it to stakeholders, soliciting feedback and adjusting where necessary. You will have a clear view of what features are currently being developed and will be able to make course corrections to steer the ship in the direction towards your longer-term vision. You will be in execution mode, meeting regularly with engineering to ensure they are delivering for success.

In the first 90 days, you will have strong relationships across the organization. You will have a validated product vision and be able to communicate that to senior leadership. You will have delivered on at least one major milestone (minimal viable service or incremental improvement to existing service).

You will love your new job and your new team!

Required Skills

  • You will have an engineering background

  • You will have some software development experience in your past

  • You will be passionate for elegant and efficient products and solutions

  • You will have strong analytical skills and be able to make data driven decisions

  • You will be an excellent communicator, both written and oral.

  • 3+ years of experience working in product management.

Skills beneficial to this role

One or more of these skills will help us place you in the right position:

  • You will have a working knowledge of datacenter operations, modern networking including software defined networks and VMware virtualization.

  • You will be up to date on the latest IaaS and PaaS benefits and trends.

  • You will have some business experience, perhaps considering an MBA (we can help with that!), MBA underway or completed.

  • You have IT security related experience and understand the security landscape

  • Building ITSM services and CMDB solutions

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-08

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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