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VMware Sr Product Manager, Platform Validation, VMware Marketplace - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

Ready to build? So are we!

Come join VMware Marketplace (https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com/) , part of the new and exciting Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio (https://tanzu.vmware.com/tanzu) to help customers build, run, and manage their most important applications.

The VMware Marketplace is an online catalog of software products published by independent software vendors and VMware itself. We allow publishers to package, validate and then publish their solutions in several form factors across multiple target deployment platforms. VMware customers can browse, validate, purchase, and then deploy software products from the VMware Marketplace into their infrastructure.

The Marketplace sits at the intersection of business, technology and commerce.

One of the key functions of the Marketplace is the capability to help ISV partners validate their products on VMware platforms so we can provide a higher degree of assurance to our customers regarding interoperability and help partners get a suitable badge that demonstrates their commitment to developing products that work with the VMware portfolio (VMware Ready Program (https://www.vmware.com/partners/tech-alliance/vmware-ready.html) , Partner Ready Program (https://www.vmware.com/partners/tech-alliance/partner-ready.html) ).

This role is a hands-on position where the product manager is responsible for design, build and operation of a validation process that works across several different VMware platforms and spans across all kinds of products in the ISV ecosystem.

Tight feedback loops drive our processes. We value test-driven development, retrospectives, continuous integration, data-informed decision making, and working at a sustainable pace. We nurture psychological safety within teams and empower them to drive the changes necessary to obtain successful outcomes. We build software and solve problems collaboratively. Teammates are always accessible to lend a helping hand. The marketplace team is distributed around the US, Europe and India.

About you

You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe in Outcomes over Output (https://vimeo.com/206617354/a4f8a1f8e8) . You have strong product instincts, but more importantly have an appreciation for and understanding of data-informed decision making, lean startup, agile and user-centered design values, principles, and practices. You are excited by the user and business value that technology can unlock. You thrive in a complex ecosystem, collecting, sharing, and synthesizing input from many directions and enabling the teams that you work with to continuously deliver customer value. You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works. #TeamTanzu #VMwareMarketplace

Interested? Here is what we look for:

  • You love working with different kind of software products and are excited by the prospect of validating these products across various platforms, several form factors and deployment methods

  • You have experience in packaging software and distributing it in different form factors like containers, helm charts, OVA’s, ISO’s, blueprints, etc.

  • You have prior exposure to automation of testing and validation pipelines

  • You enjoy designing workflows that abstract the technical complexities and allow even novice users to build, deploy, run and validate their products on VMware infrastructure platforms

  • You love working in a hands-on way with customers and internal cross functional teams to demonstrate product capabilities and help drive validation calls with the customers

  • You want to leverage your firsthand knowledge of interacting with customers to help design improvements to the validation process that makes it simpler and more intuitive with time

  • You are a fast learner who is interested in learning and mastering new technology trends

  • You are excited about Cloud Native applications and have a strong background in leveraging Kubernetes to help build and manage these applications

  • You are a strong collaborator who actively fosters safe and inclusive teams. You enjoy mentoring others as much as you like learning from them

  • You work well with others to jointly define and drive product strategy, vision and roadmap while evangelizing to internal stakeholders, partners and users of our product

  • You enjoy writing user stories and helping the development team prioritize the backlog in order to continuously deliver measurable value towards the vision with your team

  • You are excited to innovate and iterate on agile PM processes

The following are attributes we see in successful candidates, but they are not strict requirements. You are strongly encouraged to apply even if you don’t tick all the boxes because we want to hear from you and learn about what you can bring to the role:

  • 5+ years of Product Engineering or Product Management experience in enterprise software

  • Exposure to relevant domains, such as distributed systems, API design, release engineering and automation practices

  • Expertise with containers, Kubernetes and development/deployment of cloud native applications

  • Familiarity with common development tools/stacks, command-line interfaces, and CI/CD

  • Exposure to designing workflows that automate software validation processes including bring up, monitoring and execution of application specific test cases

  • Experience with Cloud Providers, Hyper Scalers is a plus

  • Strong technical background that enables you to deeply understand VMware Marketplace and use that knowledge to drive integration with other teams and products

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others. You can break down technically complex topics into easy-to-follow documentation

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other stakeholders internal and external

  • Experience with agile development methodologies

  • Interested in working in diverse and highly collaborative environments

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-07-07

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