VMware Technical Program Manager - Reliability Engineering - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Colombia
The Elevator Pitch : Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Do you love helping individuals, teams, and programs reach their full potential? Do you count
learning, communication group dynamics, decision making, team-focused leadership, and
coaching as some of your professional passions? Then this may be the role for you.
VMware’s Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) is looking for a Technical Program
Manager to join us in building the Tanzu portfolio and transforming how the world deploys and scales software. This is a unique opportunity to join a new and growing Reliability Engineering (RE) TPM team within MAPBU. As a founding member of the RE TPM team, you will help establish and drive its culture and principles as we work across our engineering teams to be the “glue” that facilitates the flow of features, solutions, data-driven insights, and processes that focus on building and maintaining confidence in the Tanzu portfolio.
Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 3-6
months you will work toward completing?
As an RE TPM, you will collaborate with engineering, product, and leadership teams across
MAPBU with a focus on the RE organization that encompasses geo-distributed teams spanning across product SRE, data analysis and insights, enablement, and platform services and
-Build trust with your assigned team(s) or program(s) to understand their needs;
collaborate with the RE TPM Manager to build and execute on quarterly-focused plans
that define, establish, and maintain consistent, traceable processes around program
progression and decision-making across a varying landscape of stakeholders
-Create reports and dashboards that detail program health including relative metrics
(such as incident and escalation management data), project execution, and team health
-Drive the management of cross-functional leadership teams; facilitating, coordinating
and leading cross-functional teams to complete a variety of technical program plans,
tasks, and milestones
-Maintain healthy relationships within RE’s geo-distributed teams and build partnerships
across teams within MAPBU and the broader VMware organization
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments,
requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
Depending on the team(s) or program(s) you will collaborate with, you can expect to:
-Manage technical programs, projects and initiatives affecting area goals and objectives
-Be able to keep short-term, tactical details of an objective in focus, clearly visible to
teams and stakeholders, and under control. At the same time, work towards the
long-term goal of building sustainable and scalable systems and processes.
-Drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions, such as
traceable decision-making, escalation management and feedback loops
-Build mechanisms that allow programs to understand their progress towards near and
long-term goals and illuminate paths to get there; enable programs to connect those
goals to overall Business Unit and VMware Objectives, maintaining alignment within the
-Partner with PMs to gather and help breakdown requirements into smaller, more
actionable pieces of work
-Maintain an awareness of industry trends, business conditions and internal processes
and practices to influence the success of programs and initiatives
-As the program landscape changes, ensure transitions are healthy and resilient
-Provide feedback and coaching to teams and leadership within Reliability Engineering,
and supporting a culture of continuous improvement and learning
-Be comfortable navigating uncertainty and creating new paths
-Have demonstrated ability to learn and understand technical concepts and the purpose
of your assigned program; build a successful partnership that allows you to have a seat
at the table around technical direction, vision and/or strategy
-Understanding of core SRE principles and/or container-orchestration is a plus but not
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 Kimberly Embry, TPM Manager for Reliability Engineering in MAPBU. Kimberly has worked for VMware since 2019 and brings experience in and passion for human-centered approaches to leadership, creative and collaborative problem solving, and establishing team cultures rooted in empathy and genuine care. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing fully-remote team and jointly shape its foundational culture and intent with Kimberly.
Where is the role located?
This remote role is open to candidates within Colombia that can work independently and fully
support programs from their location during the hours of the program you will support. Some
travel to other VMware locations may occasionally be required.
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.)
• Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries
• And so much more.
At VMware, our mission is to enable customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, and doing all of this with the power of cloud-independence.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category : Business Strategy and Operations
Subcategory: Program Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-09-14
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