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Sr. Manager R&D - VMC on Dell EMC

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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VMware (NYSE:VMW) is an industry-leader in Virtualization and Cloud software, with around 10+B in revenue. VMware delivers value to more than 500,000 customers through investments in technologies-from the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace. At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the applications, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our 25,000+ employees in over 50 locations, who deeply value Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, and Community.

Position Summary

VMware's Cloud Services Business Unit (CSBU) is seeking an experienced Sr. Manager R&D to lead the VMware Cloud on Dell EMC SDDC and Networking engineering team located primarily in Palo Alto, CA.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-service to data center and edge locations. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC takes VMware's industry-standard SDDC platform and integrates it with Dell EMC's enterprise-class VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure, delivering the combined hardware and software offering as-a-service to data center and edge locations. This fully managed VMware service provides simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for customer's on-premises datacenter and edge locations. This unique approach empowers you to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end.

VMC on Dell went GA at the end of September 2020 and is since experiencing exponential growth. As a member of this team, you will play a key role in understanding customer use cases and defining the end-to-end behavior of the solution. This solution involves a highly scalable SaaS service, an easy to use on-prem hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) developed in partnership with Dell and integrated with industry leading VMware infrastructure products - vSphere, vSAN, NSX and our SD-WAN solution Velocloud. This person will be responsible for all aspects of engineering leadership - building the team, delivering product and releases, establishing quality focused SDLC processes, partnering with stake holders and supporting customers.


  • Responsible for the SDDC, Networking and Lifecycle Management aspects of the product offering.
  • Become the subject matter expert and truly understand what customers need from this solution. Understand different subsystems and bring them together to form a meaningful solution to the customer.
  • Collaborate with project team members and cross-functional product teams. Work closely with team to understand product changes, involve in product design, implementation, deployment, scale and monitoring.
  • Deliver multiple releases of products with a high degree of complexity, requiring collaboration across large organizations
  • Work closely with product management team to obtain prompt resolution to key business issues likely to impact product release schedules, product requirements, product quality, and business operations.
  • Work on building the team, recruitment, retention, mentoring, career development and leading geo distributed teams. Lead by example, creating a sense of energy, ownership, and personal commitment to the work
  • Focus on Product Quality and Velocity of software delivery, facilitating Agile and scrum process with emphasis on a metrics driven, continuous improvement of the SDLC.
  • Embody principles of service ownership, be a champion for continuous delivery and test automation

Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years of progressively broadening enterprise systems software development leadership experience with a strong track record of success in the architecture, development, and delivery of highly complex, enterprise class software
  • Experience organizing a product development function for growth in a highly competitive cloud first markets. Experience taking new products to market, nurturing their growth, understanding the market.
  • Has inherent knowledge of development processes and best practices to manage multiple, large scale, and co-dependent software development projects consistently on time and on budget.
  • Experience working with customers, escalations, upgrades, resolving customer problems, using that feedback to make the product better
  • Experience with SaaS and on-premise products, using and developing large scale networking and distributed systems. Understanding of one or more of the key areas of the solution like Distributed Computing, Networking, Storage and Virtualization. Experience with VMware Products, like VMware Cloud, vSphere, vSAN, NSX, VxRail.
  • Experience in automating, orchestrating and running large scale IaaS systems are a plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of implementing agile, quality first, product development processes that shorten release cycles and improve quality and "time to market".
  • Proven leadership experience setting the vision and building, leading, and motivating development teams.

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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