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Engineering Manager

Primary Location: Beijing, Beijing
Additional Location(s): Beijing, China

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The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

This position will provide an opportunity to work on current hottest IT technology Kubernetes and work on Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. You will be a part of a collaborative environment whose teams care about the product they are creating, how they create it, and the impact it has on customers’ business objectives. This is also a good opportunity to work for a company whose software is utilized by every Fortune 500 company and significantly impacts every industry.

To maintain our position as both a pioneer and leader in the cloud era, we need someone who is a highly trustworthy and committed manager who sets and maintains high standards for himself and the team. You will be part of a 30,000-person organization and senior leadership team committed to building a community with the company values of passion, innovation, execution, teamwork, active learning and giving back.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

We need someone who can manage an engineer team to deliver open source projects (current focus is Harbor) and features. He will collaborate with Product Management and lead the team to define the scope of each release, make development plans, and be accountable for the quality of deliverables of the release. He will mentor and coach team members, recruit and grow the team. 

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • You will be expected to deliver 2-3 Harbor releases with business aligned features in time with high quality by working with all stakeholders including community contributors and maintainers, product managers, UX designers, tech writers, security team, etc. 

  • You will be expected to participate in all phases of software development including requirements, design, coding, unit testing, debugging and performance tuning.

  • You will be expected to lead the team to work with open source community users and customers  to quickly solve the problems and issues reported. 

  • You will be expected to build a culture of high ownership, continuous improvement, and engineering excellence

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

As the MAPBU R&D engineering manager, you will:

  • Providing technical leadership and direction for the team

  • Removing obstacles which are hit by the team members, seeking out ways to improve our development practices and processes.

  • Coaching/Mentoring the team members to work efficiently and effectively on the right things.

  • Defining the team OKR and project roadmap together with Product managers. Delivering the development plan of team members to achieve the objectives. 

  • Recruiting and growing the team

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Steven Ren, Senior R&D Engineering Manager, VMware. Steven has worked for VMware for almost 12 years since his graduation from University. Steven currently is the Beijing site lead for the MAPBU Tanzu infrastructure team. He is responsible for several projects, including Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (as known as PKS) Management console, open source project Harbor, scalability tests of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid(TKG) product families and several key features of TKG. 

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

  • 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, training, course work, etc.)

  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries 

This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Product Dev Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-08-11

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