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Sr. Engineering Manager

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 350,000 enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technologies. Our team of 30,000+ people working in 50+ locations worldwide is committed to building a community where great people want to work long term by living our values of passion, innovation, execution, teamwork, active learning and giving back. If you are enthusiastic about cloud infrastructure, ready to accelerate, innovate and lead, join us as we challenge constraints and problem solve for tomorrow today.

As the leader of this team, you will:

  • Contribute to requirements gathering, architecture, design, implementation and support of enterprise class software that powers customer data center and cloud based offerings.
  • Work with Product management, Senior management on defining roadmap, planning, execution and escalations.
  • Lead engineering execution through all phases of our software development lifecycle both waterfall and agile.
  • Manage customer service requests, escalations and VMware Cloud (VMC) service ownership responsibilities for the team's functional area.
  • Recruit, evaluate, mentor, grow and organize a team of engineers to accomplish specific goals in support of business objectives.
  • Hands on, metric driven and focused on continual improvement.
  • Manage change effectively, motivating and keeping the team focused on business objectives.
  • Communicate effectively and lead engineering through interactions with local and global cross-functional teams, such as other engineering groups, product management, release management, legal and so on.


  • 5+ years' experience leading, managing software development teams and projects through multiple releases. History of significant contributions to shipped products in Leadership role.
  • 10+ years of industry experience including with projects in system software, security, SaaS and automation.
  • Good understanding and experience in system software, distributed systems, security, design, development and automation.
  • Experience in security technologies such as encryption, attestation and hardware TPM, SGX etc. a plus.
  • Software development lifecycle experience on projects using both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Results driven, ability to discuss, present, document and provide guidance to a team of highly skilled engineers.
  • Strong relationship management & influencing skills
  • Excellent presentation, interaction and communication skills along with the ability to collaborate effectively across functional organizations.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple, complex technical projects and have the flexibility to work in a very dynamic environment
  • Excellent leadership, people management, communication and documentation skills. Should be comfortable presenting to architects, leadership, stake holders, and customers as needed.
  • Experience managing other managers is a plus.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science.

Cultural Aspects

  • Genuine passion for building great software
  • Intellectually curious, good listener
  • Self-starter, natural ability to lead and inspire
  • Natural tendency to focus on customers

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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