Product Management, Tanzu Observability
The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Do you believe traditional monitoring tools don't cut it any
more? So do we. Come join VMware's new exciting Modern Applications
Business Unit (MAPBU) team. We work on products and services in the
Tanzu portfolio that help users build, run, manage, and observe all
of their applications and workloads. Our teams build cloud-native
observability solutions that give Developers and Site Reliability
Engineers (SRE) the confidence to ship code faster, and to operate
highly scalable and distributed workloads while still having a good
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem
you will be responsible for?
As a product manager for Developer Experience, You will be
responsible for crafting the product's developer experience
strategy, driving innovation and defining goals for a unified
experience around eventing and logs, how to leverage AI/ML as part
of the end to end troubleshooting and root cause analysis flows,
enabling our enterprise customers to reduce their MTTR and maintain
Working on observability solutions, you'll be responsible for
identifying and addressing the needs of Developers, Site
Reliability Engineers (SRE) and Operations Teams as they embrace
cloud-native applications based on modern architectures, and
operate at scale distributed infrastructure on multi-clouds.
You'll have the opportunity to work on both popular open source
technologies (Prometheus, Grafana, Spring Boot, Open Telemetry) and
proprietary solutions; contributing to the open-source community
but also leveraging the best of what open source has to offer in
Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the
first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
Our observability solutions enable our customers to sleep at
night knowing their platform is healthy, performant, and delivering
value. From day one, you'll be contributing towards this goal by
understanding user needs and translating those to compelling
You'll be continuously assessing product market fit. You'll be
responsible for driving feature adoption within the existing
customer base while focusing on new customer acquisition, working
closely with the outbound teams on new sales opportunities.
You'll own the rollout of new innovative features, work closely
with engineering, internal and external design partners, define an
MVP and a rollout project plan .
Most new hires take time during the first few months to ramp up
and learn about technology, product, and process. People are most
successful when they bring a growth mindset and embrace the
discomfort that comes from learning new things.
Even as you're learning, you'll contribute alongside your peers,
bringing your unique experiences from your own soft skills,
extensive engineering and developer background, to product
management best practices, to technical tradeoffs and how those
impact our customers. You'll also mentor your peers, using both
past and new experiences to help those around you learn and
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments,
requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular
You'll conduct customer and market analyses to help shape the
product vision and strategy. You will lead the product through
various stages from inception to launch. You will work closely with
engineering, data scientists, software architects, design, and
information experience teams, define product requirements, and
drive end to end execution. You'll collaborate with customer field
teams and go-to market teams to provide product enablement. You'll
create solutions that scale to meet the needs of the world's
What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure
and culture of the team like?
Inclusion, autonomy, effective processes, sustainability, and
employee growth guide our team.
We firmly believe in the concept of servant leadership; our job
as leaders is to enable others to make informed decisions and do
their best work. Leadership is committed to strong feedback
practices, with a focus on receiving and giving constructive
criticism kindly. We value diversity and strive for an inclusive
team. Our leadership growth processes emphasize giving
opportunities to people from a variety of backgrounds. We also
strive to create an inclusive environment through the language we
use. We recognize that the work here is never done.This role will
be reporting to the Lead Product Manager for the Tanzu Unified
Observability Group within the Tanzu Observability program, which
is part of VMware's Modern Application Business Unit.
What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?
You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and
comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you
can view the complete benefits package by visiting https://benefits.vmware.com/document-library/new-hire-benefits/.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All
Generous Time Off Programs
40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising
children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental
Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference
participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
- Zoom fitness classes and fitness reimbursement
This position is eligible for TanzuObservability referral
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