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VMware Engineering Manager, Tanzu Developer Console - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

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

The broader Tanzu portfolio within the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) has a mission to help customers build, run, and manage their most important applications. We build applications with velocity to run in a cloud-native environment, run open-source Kubernetes with consistency, and manage our customers' entire footprint with confidence to help them achieve their business outcomes.

The Developer Enablement Program is focused on removing friction from application developers’ workflows, both across the Tanzu portfolio of products (Tanzu Developer Console) as well as in their local Kubernetes clusters (Octant ( ).

You might like working with us if you:

  • Like working as a part of an empowered balanced team.

  • Believe in Outcomes over Output ( .

  • Prioritize equitable treatment, inclusivity, and diversity.

  • Work with empathy and kindness.

  • Believe in doing the right thing, and doing what works.

To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. ( #TeamTanzu

What is the primary need or problem you will be responsible for?

The Tanzu Developer Console team needs a technically oriented engineering manager to support and collaborate with the team's technical lead, and engineers, as well as designers and product management. Developer Console provides the platform for other products in the Tanzu portfolio to deliver developer experience outcomes connected to Tanzu Mission Control. The team collaborates closely with many teams inside Mission Control as well as with the Octant maintainers team within our own program. As more teams within Tanzu build plugins and leverage the core infrastructure, the Developer Console team is growing as well. You will collaborate closely with leadership to scale the Developer Console team while maintaining a sustainable engineering process.

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

Your highest priority, and at least 50% of your time, is taking care of your reports. This includes not only enabling them to do their day-to-day job well, but also enabling them to grow and become better engineers. You will also spend time contributing to conversations with leadership about the size and scope of your team. This will influence allocation conversations and could lead to hiring responsibilities for additional engineers in the program.

The rest of your time will focus on team processes and delivery prioritization. You will act as a point of contact in coordinating with stakeholders. You will collaborate closely with the team tech lead to shape the architecture and mitigate risks. You may contribute to hands on coding as needed.

What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The Developer Enablement program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are a learning organization and believe that diverse teams are stronger and more effective at solving the complex problems we make simple for our customers. Empathy, diverse points of view, approaches, and skill sets bring us to the best solution faster, together.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to break complex problems into simple solutions.

  • Experience managing high-performing teams.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to mentor others.

  • Ability to navigate complex decision making.

  • Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve organizational problems.

  • Ability to collaborate well with other engineers, designers, product managers.

  • Experience with Agile development methodology and/or experience with development methodologies suitable for large community-driven OSS projects.

  • Comfort with ambiguity: we work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs.

  • Experience with Go or React.

  • Experience or familiarity with the Kubernetes API.

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 adopt appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers 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 both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.

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.)

This position is eligible for the TanzuChallenge referral campaign.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Product Dev Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-03

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