Product Line Manager, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Do you have a passion for making IT infrastructure truly useful to developers and application teams?
Do you get excited about building a scalable platform?
Do you love talking to a variety of customers, from giant to small, to understand what would make their application platforms easier to build, run, and operate?
Do you want to collaborate on a project that builds the foundation of the key business for the future of a multi-billion dollar company?
Do you love thinking about the wide breadth of technologies that come together in Kubernetes and how to make them truly easy to consume?
Modern, cloud native applications represent the emerging trend of building software as a distributed system. Containers have emerged as a common method to package these applications. Application development teams need new platforms to effectively build, run, and manage these new applications at scale across a variety of private and public cloud infrastructures. VMware Tanzu helps users to build, run and manage modern applications on Kubernetes.
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides a consistent Kubernetes runtime from the Edge, to the Data Center, and into the Public Cloud. As a Product Line Manager for this area, you’ll work closely with customers and internal stakeholders to define product strategy. You’ll work closely with engineering and technical program management to drive all phases of the product development lifecycle. And, lastly, you'll provide leadership on go-to-market and launch efforts.
Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
You’ll take time during the first few months to ramp up and learn about the technology, product, and process. People are most successful when they bring a growth mindset and embrace the discomfort that comes from learning new things.
Success in the first three months means you’ve articulated a set of hypotheses about the key areas for investment. You will also have established a strong collaborative relationship with engineering and technical program management — with an appropriate level of push-pull that’s part of any healthy product team.
Success in the first six months means having a prioritized backlog of validated hypotheses that are being executed upon by engineering.
Success in the first year means having established yourself as a valued product leader and influencing the Tanzu direction. You’ll work directly with customers to gather feature ideas, incorporate feedback and deliver iterative improvements that enable them to manage container workloads consistently across 10s of thousands of Kubernetes clusters in on-premises and public cloud domains.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments will you be performing; what skills will you be using?
You’ll be comfortable defining and prioritizing product features in a complex technical context
You will research, synthesize and document customer use cases around Kubernetes and attendant technologies.
You will create a set of hypotheses to address customer needs.
You will work with the design team, engineering, and the community to create, review, and champion workflows and other improvements.
You will participate in customer engagements to validate the hypotheses, receive feedback, and build a backlog of validated feature ideas.
You will monitor and track customer requests and incorporate the findings into actionable requirements.
You will track the customer usage of the capabilities and use that to prioritize the next set of features.
You will lead your domain of the product through various stages from inception to launch. You will work closely with engineering, design, and information experience teams, define product requirements, and drive end-to-end execution.
You will collaborate with customer field teams and go-to-market teams to provide product enablement.
You will create solutions that scale to meet the needs of the world’s biggest enterprises.
What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
Inclusion, autonomy, effective processes, sustainability, and employee growth guide our team. We firmly believe in the concept of servant leadership; our job as leaders is to enable others to make informed decisions and do their best work. Leadership is committed to strong feedback practices, with a focus on receiving and giving constructive criticism kindly. We value diversity and strive for an inclusive team. Our leadership growth processes emphasize giving opportunities to people from a variety of backgrounds. We also strive to create an inclusive environment through the language we use. We recognize that the work here is never done, and that continuing to move the needle is a key expectation of roles of this level.
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.)
Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
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