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Vice President Product Leader, Cloud Automation

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

Job Description:

Want to be part of a compassionate community that thrives on architecting what's next in cloud technology? This can be realized through our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU). CMBU had revenues of over $1.9B in FY 2020 and grew over 30% YOY. We are transforming the way enterprises run and manage their cloud infrastructure. Amidst the rapid growth of VMware Cloud Management Platform (CMP) offering, VMwares Cloud Automation Suite has a market leading position.

The VP & Product Leader for Cloud Automation will report to the SVP & GM of the Cloud Management Business Unit and will lead an established team of approximately 300+ engineers and product managers. You will be responsible for leading both engineering and product management and executing a strategy to advance our market leading cloud automation management platform.

You will establish a culture of excellence in execution. You will define realistic targets and achievements, establish a high level of team participation and interaction, serve as an inspiring leader, drive a culture of innovating on behalf of customers, ensure that quality is a high priority at every stage, and deliver continuous value to our customers.

Key Responsibilities Include
Oversee engineering and product management to execute a product strategy that maintains and advances our market leadership position in multi-cloud management. Partner with the field sales organization in order to continue to grow and scale the business. Deliver on product roadmaps on-time and with high quality as well increase speed of product innovation that will drive the next phase of growth for VMware and CMBU via next generation products. Continue to create and evangelize a transformative vision for VMwares Cloud Automation direction. Continue to integrate both product and cultural aspects of VMware into a recent Automation/vRA acquisition . Build strong partnerships with other business units given SaaS oriented customer success focus of the business. Make organizational and process changes to eliminate any friction impairing us from the continuous delivery of value for ourcustomers andmaximize engineering productivity. Maintain strong partnership with the marketing organization to drive demand generation pipeline. Develop, lead, and inspire the team. Be a magnet for engineering and product management talent and accelerate hiring. Solidify succession plans and enhance management capabilities to meet strategic and operating objectives. Be a respected leader in the company. Establish a strong collaborative culture with peers and other functions within VMware. Promote a culture of success, pride, performance, discipline, and creativity. Be an effective spokesperson and champion for theCloud Automation product and engineering teams. Work closely and engage with VMware executives and direct reports to establish an environment that is motivating and entrepreneurial in nature.
Required Qualifications
15+ years of progressively broadening product and/or engineering leadership experience from a company building enterprise grade software products and SaaS services delivering with high quality and operational readiness across a suite of products. Experience ideally working in large public cloud and/or SaaS software companies. Has inherent knowledge of development processes and best practices to manage multiple projects consistently on time and on budget. Ability to dive deep into technical details as and when necessary, garnering the respect of the engineering and product teams assisting in the correct technical choices if appropriate. Consistent track record of success leading development and/or product teams in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment where management of complex product requirements is a critical driver of success. Specific experience transforming, organizing and/or reorganizing an engineering function for growth into highly competitive new markets and/or has been through an on-prem to SaaS transformation allowing for strategic opportunities requiring short product life cycles and flexible and adaptable product architectures. Validated leadership experience setting the vision and building, leading, and motivating engineering and product teams. Trained in software development organization and leadership from a company well known and widely respected for world-class software development processes and practices. Demonstrates a high organizational IQ. Ideally has successfully led technical teams of at least 200+. Stays abreast of key competitor actions and their implications or threats to the business. Experienced managing geographically distributed teams. Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats. Identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations, and needs. Able to be assertive when necessary and hold people accountable for achieving their goals. Leads by example, creating a sense of energy, ownership, detail orientation, collaboration and personal commitment to the work. Inspires others to stretch beyond what they thought they could do.

BS/BA in Computer Science or related field/degree. Advanced degree strongly desired

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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