Senior Technical Program Manager - Opportunity for Working R...

VMware Engineering
Los Angeles CA / Remote
30+ days ago

Job Description

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Sr. Technical Program Manager - VMware, Tanzu (Open)

PG - Program Management

Remote work will be considered for strong candidates that can work independently and fully support programs from their location during Pacific Standard Time hours.

The VMware Modern Application Platform Business Unit (MAPBU) is looking for a Technical Program Manager to join us in building the Tanzu portfolio and transform how the world deploys and scales software. This role will work across the engineering teams to be the ‘glue’ that facilitates the flow of features to our customers while keeping our quality bar high. As a TPM at VMware your primary role is to effectively deliver software of highest value.

This role is specifically targeted for the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid programs (part of Run Manage Observe (RMO) Pillar). Run modern infrastructure by simplifying the adoption of Kubernetes. Manage resources across teams to meet the needs of both operators and developers. Observe modern application and cloud infrastructure-oriented monitoring, tracing, and logging.


You love helping individuals, teams, and programs reach their full potential. Communication, group dynamics, decision making, making things happen, and coaching are your passions. You have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and continuously improving organizations.

You’re able to keep short-term, tactical details of a product release in focus, clearly visible to teams and stakeholders, and under control. At the same time, you’re working towards the long-term goal of building a sustainable software development and release system that will scale for years to come.

You will build the mechanisms that allow the program to understand its progress towards its near and long term goals and illuminate paths to get there. You’ll enable the program to connect those goals to overall Business Unit and VMware Objectives, maintaining alignment within the overall roadmap.

You are capable of understanding distributed systems, how they work, and partnering with engineering teams to set the technical direction, vision and strategy. You are capable of managing a program around a nascent SaaS platform solution with early customer adoption as it evolves and scales towards an established, mature product in the market.

This role includes but is not limited to helping build systems and feedback loops around the TKG program, delivering timely and healthy product releases, providing feedback and coaching to Engineering and Product teams and leadership within the program, and supporting a culture of continuous improvement and learning within MAPBU R&D. As the program landscape changes, this role will also include ensuring those transitions are healthy and resilient.

Desired Skills / Experience:

Technical Program Management across complex programs in which several product teams are delivering product features and managing dependencies with other programs and products within a large portfolio.

Familiarity and experience with agile software delivery methodologies and lean governance.

Defining, establishing, and maintaining a consistent, traceable decision-making process across a heterogeneous landscape of stakeholders.

Has expert understanding of software development, release management, SaaS. cloud infrastructure, security, virtualization, storage, management, and other technical subjects as related to job.

Communicates information and clear instructions effectively both in written and oral form to the program team and other stakeholders. Ability to present program updates to cross functional teams, partners and senior management. Has the ability to convey complex ideas in a logical sequence that others can understand.

Gathering metrics and building reports and dashboards that detail program health including customer success, project execution, and team health. TKG uses Jira as a project management tool.

Facilitating planning and coordination efforts with Go-To-Market teams to support their schedules and planning, tracking, and communicating product delivery expectations with potential and existing customers

Demonstrated ability to understand technical concepts at a level equivalent to Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in related fields

Success in the next 12 months in this role looks like:

  • A well defined cadence for the RMO prodeng teams while managing critical integrations across the TKG program

  • Create processes, mechanisms, and tools that shape the delivery of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid program

  • Work towards release development lifecycle and mitigate risks partnering with PM, UX, engineering teams

  • Drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions

  • Manages technical programs, projects and initiatives affecting area goals and objectives.

  • Drives the management of cross-functional leadership teams; facilitating, coordinating and leading cross-functional teams to complete a variety of technical program plans, tasks, and milestones.

  • Maintains an awareness of industry trends, business conditions and internal processes and practices to influence the success of programs and initiatives.

  • Maintain healthy relationship within RMO teams and build partnerships across teams

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 Aish Ganesan, TPM Manager - Engineering for Tanzu. Aish loves building products and teams. She has a depth of knowledge with technical expertise and leadership skills across many organizations (Cisco, VMware and other companies) in the valley, leading large-scale programs and working with customers, partners globally.

We are empathetic, technocrats who love to solve problems. Furthermore, we have a start up mentality with a corporate pay structure. Remote work will be considered for strong candidates that can work independently and fully support programs from their location during Pacific Standard Time hours.

Remote work will be considered for strong candidates that can work independently and fully support programs from their location during Pacific Standard Time hours. Some travel to other VMware locations will be required.

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, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries
  • And so much more.

At VMware, our mission is to enable customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, and doing all of this with the power of cloud-independence.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Category :
Business Strategy and Operations
Subcategory: Program Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-07-19

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