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The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
The Tanzu portfolio within the Modern Applications Business Unit
(MAPBU) has a mission to help customers build, run, and manage
their most important applications. We build applications wf3ith
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
As the TAS Migration Enablement program, our overarching goal is
to help Tanzu Application Service (TAS) TAS customers and
open-source CF users transition smoothly to Kubernetes over the
next few years. Our charter is to show customers a clear bridge to
the future, building confidence and partnership. Our guiding
principle is to make it possible and then make it easy.
The Application Migration team will be responsible for ensuring
success, coordination, and technical solutions to support our
customers in their journey to Kubernetes. You will manage and lead
6+ engineers in executing on this vision. Your team will explore
creative approaches to facilitating the migration, working closely
with our existing products as well as the cutting edge.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments,
requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular
We are looking for an M3-level Engineering Manager. In this role
Manage a team of 6+ engineers and own delivery of several
distinct migration solutions for our customers, as well as
continued collaboration with the CF open-source community.
Collaborate across roles and organizational boundaries to
deliver valuable outcomes to our customers.
Work closely with engineers to prioritize, unblock, and deliver
key software features as a part of our agile processes.
Surface feedback to leadership to ensure your team has support
and clarity to execute.
Understand team health, identify and address unmet needs.
Foster an inclusive and intentional leadership pipeline with
- Facilitate decision-making, design discussions and challenging
Success in the role: What are the top priorities for your first
6-12 months in this role?
We expect the engineering manager to prioritize the following
Working daily with the team to distribute work, facilitate
decision-making, manage the backlog, and coordinate with
Building relationships with your reports through regular 1:1s,
team health assessments, and career conversations.
Ramping up on our vision for migration and joining the effort,
including participation in conversations across the larger
organization (Developer Application Platform or DAP).
- Upleveling the engineering team with your understanding of
technical quality and effective execution.
Our ideal candidate would say:
"I'm excited for the opportunity to dive in and have an impact
from day 1."
"I'm experienced with distributed systems, specifically Cloud
Foundry or Kubernetes."
"I care about helping others grow their skills and career. "
"I want to grow communication and enablement skills to
effectively lead teams."
"I'm passionate about engineering process, and want to improve
how we work."
- "I advocate for my team to influence healthy organizational
Note: We know from experience that not ticking every box on the
skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless
of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen
engineers succeed with a diverse range of skills and
What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure
and culture of the team like?
This role is for the TAS Migration Enablement program within the
larger Developer Application Platform pillar in MAPBU. The hiring
manager of this role is Angela Chin, Engineering Lead of the
program. Your team is the Application Migration team, working
alongside the Systems Migration team. You'll be working frequently
with your product lead, design lead, tech lead, and report up
Our program has 9 engineers at the moment, and is continuing to
grow over the next few months. We have folks based across the West
Coast, and we will continue to value high-quality remote
collaboration even once COVID-19 precautions have relaxed.
Culturally, we value:
Psychological safety and kind, empathetic communication.
Continuous collaboration and collective ownership of our work.
We strongly believe in including team members of all levels and
backgrounds in decision-making and leadership opportunities.
A strong feedback culture - between teammates, with leadership,
and between teams who work closely. TASK (Timely, Specific,
Actionable, and Kind) feedback is our goal.
Agile engineering process, with daily paired programming, quick
iteration, and flexibility to change direction. We are major
proponents of experimentation and are always looking to improve our
Sustainable pace and regular reflection on team health. We keep
to core 9 - 5 working hours and our virtual workday includes
regular breaks and water cooler conversations.
- Creating opportunities for continued development and career
growth. We set aside time weekly for engineers to focus exclusively
on learning new technologies and skills to ensure continuous
Additional Product Background
Based on the open source Cloud Foundry project, VMware Tanzu
Application Service (or TAS) is a $500 million revenue-generating
cloud platform that enables application developers to build and run
their applications quickly, easily, and repeatedly. It manages
containerization, traffic routing, logging, metrics, and build
workflows, so that engineers can focus on what matters most to them
-- solving problems for their customers.
VMware Tanzu is also heavily investing in providing strong
developer and operator outcomes on top of Kubernetes through
projects like Tanzu Build Service, based on kpack, and Cloud Native
Runtimes for Tanzu, which builds on top of open source Knative. Our
program will enable our strong TAS customer base to interoperate
with our Kubernetes-based products and continue to build a strong
story with our Tanzu portfolio.
To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #teamtanzu
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