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VMware Senior Product Manager - Tanzu Mission Control (Remote, US Time Zones) in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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 to enable Tanzu Mission Control to move beyond cluster management into workload management. Tanzu Mission Control is a critical element of the VMware Tanzu portfolio at https://cloud.vmware.com/tanzu , and your impact will enable net new experiences for development teams and more integrated experiences across the Tanzu portfolio.

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 charting new territory for Tanzu Mission Control and clearly articulating that vision to internal and external stakeholders

  • Success in the first six months means partnering with engineering to deliver an initial set of capabilities that enable VMware customers to experience an integrated product portfolio from cluster to workload management

  • Success in the first year means enabling our customers to manage workloads consistently across 10s of thousands of clusters in on-premises and public cloud domains

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 workload management in Tanzu Mission Control based on a deep understanding of customer needs, market trends, and 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 customers and will be responsible for bringing them along for the ride.

  • You will engage frequently with 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 Eryn Muetzel, Director of Product Management leading the Tanzu Mission Control product team. Eryn joined VMware as part of the Heptio acquisition in 2008. 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

Remote: Yes

Posted Date: 2020-08-12

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