The Elevator Pitch : Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and exciting Modern Applications 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.
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.
As an Engineering Leader (Director) in the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team you will enable programs encompassing 20+ engineers to deliver on the product strategy.
You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe in Outcomes over Output. You have strong leadership instincts, and have an appreciation for systems thinking and understanding of lean startup, agile and software delivery methods.
You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works. To learn more about Tanzu watch this video.
What you’ll be doing
Application Delivery is focused on helping customers visualize and track the path to production for applications : namely that all application changes are verified, packaged into a standard format for delivery and released in line with the organization's requirements.
From there, the environment and rollout is configured and monitoring established for the application. You will be working with up to 7 other engineers on your team and across teams of similar size towards sustainably delivering quality products.
This will involve responsibility and accountability for :
Building and enabling teams to sustainably deliver high quality solutions
Coaching managers and helping to sustainably grow the teams and individuals on your program.
Leading and orienting a team of 20+ engineers and managers towards delivering against program objectives.
Working at a program level with product leads, technical leads, designers, and people managers in figuring out what to work on next and how to prepare for future work.
Bringing clarity where there is uncertainty, managing risk and continuously delivering value.
Defining experiments, measuring success metrics and using data to inform decisions.
Current Scope of the role
You will report into the VP of Engineering for the Developer App Platform MAPBU Organisation.
You will manage approximately 3 Engineering managers, and have responsibility for teams of 20+ people
You will work alongside Technical leaders across the pillar and across each program
Desired Skills & Experience :
8+ years Engineering experience, especially with large scale, distributed technical solutions
Exposure navigating large enterprise organizations with an understanding of IT partnerships
Demonstrable experience of managing managers, and large teams of people
Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions
Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to coach and mentor others
Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making
Focused on data-driven approaches to solving problems, and accelerating the learning process to validate solutions
Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve organizational problems.
Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners
Experience with Agile development methodology (such as Extreme Programming) and / or experience with development methodologies suitable for large, community-driven OSS projects.
Willingness to find the right balance between Agile and OSS processes for each team in the program.
Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs.
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.
This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral campaign