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VMware Product Line Manager, Data and Analytics SaaS - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Palo Alto, California

Product Line Manager, Data and Analytics Tools and Services (SaaS)

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

We’re changing the way enterprises run their cloud infrastructure and building the next generation of cloud computing. Come join us to define the vision and drive the execution of these product lines. You will have an opportunity to work extensively with customers while working cross functionally to prioritize features and develop the products that our customers need.

The VMware Cloud infrastructure Business Group is seeking a Product Line Manager who loves working on complex problems and getting things done. You will lead the effort to define and shape the first generation of Data and Analytics tools and services to run on VMware Cloud Infrastructure.

You will have ownership and autonomy to think strategically and make decision driving significant impact to the business. You will lead building functionality that spans multiple product lines and handles different types of stakeholder and developer needs. You will get to work with an experienced team of brilliant (and fun) people in a dynamic environment. You will be participating in growing a new business that is revolutionizing the cloud computing world.

Activities include research and analysis of customer requirements; working collaboratively with engineering and UX using an Agile development model; working closely with a distributed team to define and build our SaaS Data and Analytics offering; and writing of white papers, blogs and building presentations.

This is a hands-on role with operational responsibilities and strong cross-functional leadership.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • In your first 30 days, you will quickly come up to speed on our product portfolio (e.g., vSphere, VMware Cloud (VMC), vSAN, etc.) and gain a grasp on new technology concepts/initiatives in our pipeline. You’ll also start to get to know stakeholders and collaborators – critical to get your job done well.

  • By day 90, you are taking the lead in defining what a data and analytics services on VMware Cloud would look like, and continue to refine the concept.

  • After 180 days, you will start leading the development to bring the concept to products.

  • Then you’ll drive customer adoption, getting feedback from customers and stakeholders to continue to improve the product, while defining what’s next in the pipeline.

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

  • The essence of a product manager is to gather customer- and business requirements and translate them into a prioritized set of requirements for Engineering and other parts of the organization to use to deliver a solution to customers. Success is measured by the customer adoption of your solution

  • To achieve this, you will be regularly meeting with customers to understand their needs and pain points, as well as with colleagues across the company to understand their plans and how we can collaborate for customer success.

  • For your proposals to be understood and approved, excellent written- and verbal communication is essential, whether discussing with internal colleagues, up the management chain, or discussing with customers for feedback and validation.

Your key duties and responsibilities:

  • Define requirements across product, analytics, engineering, and native apps to craft a suite of data tools and services

  • Drive the strategy and roadmap for data and analytics products

  • Conduct Market sizing and analyze growth opportunities

  • Managing the deliverable/milestones and associated work for executives, ensuring cross functional alignment prior to C-level reviews

  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy

  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

  • Uncover the needs of internal customer groups—including product teams, and business and operations teams—and couple them with intuitive and actionable data solutions.

  • Emphasize the value of data/analytics and help drive a data-informed culture. Tell compelling stories with data because numbers are only as good as the way in which they are presented.

  • Work in cross functional Agile teams combining Development, UX, customer success, support, finance, sales, and marketing to deliver product to market

  • Act as a focal point of escalation for the field of any sales, delivery operations to identify at earlier stage and reduce risk

  • Partner with senior leaders across functional teams to drive day-to-day operations and help determine GTM strategy

  • Identify key metrics and build executive-facing dashboards to track progress and drive improvements of solution.

Key Qualifications and Requirements

  • Previous working experience as a Product Manager for 5+ years

  • Proven track record of growing new products or services into successful businesses, especially for enterprise products

  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles

  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Creative thinker with a vision

  • Strong track record of shaping strategy for technical products or services

  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills and a natural predisposition toward data-driven decision-making.

  • Strong knowledge of modern web and application development concepts & technologies

  • Ability to handle several concurrent activities with attention to detail

  • Passionate about technology and have a strong drive to advance the state of IT

  • Ability to make reasoned decisions in ambiguous situations

  • Ability to influence people at all levels across a broad variety of job functions

Preferred Skills

  • MBA and BA/BS in Computer Science (or equivalents) preferred

  • Experience in SaaS delivery

  • Proficient in SQL and modern analytics tools (Mode Analytics, Tableau, Looker)

  • Working understanding of modern API (REST/JSON/OAuth) and UX (Responsive) concepts

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Darren Pham, Director of Product Management - Analytics. Darren has been with VMware for 8 years. This team sits within a larger PM team that is responsible for Cloud Infrastructure Solutions, FedRamp, Compliance, and some other related offering.

Where is this role located?

Flexible: The location of this role is flexible within the United States. Work could be done from our Palo Alto, CA office some days during a week and other days from a non-VMware location.

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 www.benefits.vmware.com .

  • 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.)

  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-10-14

VMware Company Overview: 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 apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 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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