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Sr Product Manager, Tanzu Observability

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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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 night's sleep.

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 their SLAs.

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 revenue-driving products.

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 product capabilities.

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 grow.

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

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 biggest enterprises.

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

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • 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 disabilities

  • 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 campaign

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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