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Technical Program Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely

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Technical Program Manager (TPM)

About VMware MAPBU and VMware Tanzu

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and exciting Modern Applications Platform Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #TeamTanzu

You

You have a strong sense for a ‘team of teams’ approach along with programmatic instincts. More importantly, you have an appreciation for and understanding of cloud native technologies, agile, lean and user-centered design values, principles, and practices, along with how they can be applied in a world filled with legacy technologies and processes. You are excited by the mission of catalyzing enterprise transformation, and delivering the organizational value that technology can unlock. You thrive in a complex ecosystem, collecting, sharing, and synthesizing input from many directions and enabling your team to continuously deliver customer value. You bring humility, empathy, and a learning mindset to everything you do. You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.

You are a dynamic and thoughtful program leader with experience managing cost, technical scope, risk, and timelines, to which you apply agile/lean principles and methodologies. You enjoy collaboration and strategy to drive execution success across multiple lines of business.  You have experience working with senior stakeholders to define and manage priorities. You are able to communicate technical and programmatic information at the right level of detail for the appropriate varied audiences.  

What you’ll be doing

You will be working In the VMware Tanzu Labs team, helping clients to design and deliver modern, mission-critical, cloud-native platforms with the VMware Tanzu portfolio of products.

As a Technical Program Manager (TPM), you will manage a program of diverse client engagements from large scale transformation projects to smaller implementation engagements, always ensuring the clients outcomes are achieved through close collaboration and coordination across multiple teams. This might be a portfolio of different engagements, or a single engagement depending on the stage of relationship VMware has with any given client, at any given time. It is a billable and client facing role. The TPM role has 4 groups of stakeholders to keep aligned: the Client, the Service Delivery team(s), Delivery Leadership, and the Account Team. A successful TPM will inspire continuity and collaboration across these groups of stakeholders.

As a TPM, you will be responsible for:

  • Support the enablement of clients around the principles and practices we apply to Platform Engineering, including product mindset, continuous delivery, SRE and agile. Providing a translation layer between traditional waterfall workstreams and agile delivery teams, applying the right methodology for the job at hand and setting all teams up for success

  • Establishing effective communications and collaboration between the client, our service delivery teams, delivery leadership, and account teams to ensure alignment and successful expectation management. 

  • Translating technical delivery objectives into business outcomes, such as return on investment, and provide teams with a long-term vision and goals. Manage interfaces between competing projects and products -- telling the story of how they fit together while describing how risks could impact long term objectives and outcomes. Ensuring a cohesive story can be told, understood, measured and associated outcomes delivered.

  • Managing risk, budget, and dependencies, drives staffing demand, handles escalations and plan interventions to improve engagement health when necessary, and continuously measures appropriate metrics for engagement and overall program success

  • Facilitating key meetings between staff and clients including kick offs, stakeholder check ins, and off-boarding 

  • Collaborating with sales and service delivery teams on strategy and approach for the program and account.

Desired Skills & Experience:

Required Skills

  • Fluency in French or German required

  • Program Management or similar experience, managing portfolios of technical projects

  • Clear communication skills around risks, progress, and next steps to all stakeholders

  • Able to facilitate key meetings and workshops, using tools and practices to help define the problem space of the client and potential outcomes with senior level stakeholders

  • Able to work independently to creatively solve ambiguous problems and manage scope and risk/opportunities and dependencies

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the connection between business priorities and technical solutions/options

  • Ability to think at a larger scale (>$1M). Manages all aspects of cost, schedule, scope across multiple projects

Desired Skills

  • 5-10 year of prior program and portfolio management, and/or systems engineering or similar experience.

  • Ability to enable our clients in our practices in parallel to managing and executing the program.

  • Adaptive use of modern Agile and Lean practices to drive outcomes

  • Fluency in Cloud Native technologies and modern platform engineering practices including automation, Continuous Delivery, SRE and product mindset

  • Ability to act a servant leader within challenging and complex delivery environments

  • Experience in business development and pre-sales

  • Contributes to the Cloud Native or other technical community

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure.  We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers embrace Extreme Programming (XP) as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product designers and product managers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as product designers, product managers, and software developers. We enable our customers to build high quality products to serve the people of the globe. 

Benefits

VMware has industry leading benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, fertility, LGBTQIA benefits, COVID-19 leave, and unaccrued vacation time.

EPIC2 values

The VMware culture is based on a set of shared values best expressed through the acronym EPIC2: execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. These values imbue everything that we do, from our products and services to our community work through the VMware Foundation.

It’s not unusual for a company to develop a set of core values. Where VMware stands out—and a major reason the company’s strong corporate culture has been recognized—is that the company’s values are a living, dynamic part of the workplace.

VMware was named in Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women, coming at number 3 in the IT category and number 57 overall (out of 300!).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status including pregnancy, 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.

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Category : Services and Consulting
Subcategory: Consultant
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-06-21



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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. Job ID: R2105085
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