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VMware Sr. Director, R&D, VMC on Dell EMC in Palo Alto, California

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-service to data center and edge locations. This fully-managed VMware service provides simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for customer’s on-premises datacenter and edge locations. This unique approach empowers you to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end. For details: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2019/04/announcing-vmware-cloud-on-dell-emc.html

This role is to lead all engineering, ops and QE teams responsible for delivering the VMware Cloud on Dell EMC service.

We are looking for a leader who has built and led geographically distributed software development teams and has been successful doing so. This role requires a leader who likes to roll up their sleeves and get into the details as much as coaching and mentoring a team of passionate software engineers. The leader should be able to establish and communicate the business objectives/vision and be able to align the team around this vision in their day to day work. We are looking for someone who is a veteran Software Leader with demonstrated experience in defining and implementing practical and effective strategy, policies, processes, and tools across global systems and can bring their experiences to bear. A deep understanding of cloud services, distributed systems, infrastructure, SaaS and platform software is required.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead software development teams to develop, document and maintain cutting edge software applications and systems.

  • Manage hiring, career plans, training as well as performance reviews. Create plans to address growth of the team, product, and infrastructure, and to evolve systems/processes/environments that no longer work at current scale

  • Provide leadership, management and technical vision to his entire engineering team of about 70+ Engineers.

  • Develop and implement software engineering plans appropriately.

  • Manage software engineering schedules, budget and resource allocation.

  • Assist software development teams to attain optimal team performance through removing technical and procedural obstacles.

  • Empower engineers to make the biggest impact possible for the company while reaching their professional development goals.

  • Consistently deliver projects on-time with quality. Motivate all team members to deliver high quality projects within time and budget.

  • Create a sense of accountability across the software organization and foster a culture that owns the misses and uses them to drive future process improvements.

  • Create, measure, and report out key metrics for the performance of the software team

  • Leverage resources to ensure software goals are met and establish best practices.

  • Set the team up for the future by bringing in progressive software development concepts to the organization that focus on efficiency but sacrifice nothing on quality.

  • Understand business objectives and build alignment and buy-in cross functionally.

  • Champion continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives.

Your Profile

  • BS/MS Degree in Engineering - Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 15+ years of Software Engineering management experience; minimum 5 years as a Director.

  • Experience with Enterprise and SaaS products

  • 5+ years’ experience working and influencing in a cross functional team.

  • Prior experience of leading and managing a team of 50+ global Software engineers with track record of successfully validating and delivering high quality products.

  • Extensive knowledge of common, industry leading software development methodologies and awareness of when and where to rely on them.

  • Technically able to understand complex systems and know how to build teams to deliver them

  • Impeccable communication skills, adept at communicating to all levels of the organization.

  • Able to work at a fast pace and encourage others to as well, experience taking a service from ground-level to many users is a plus

  • Ability to manage managers in the software team, with a track record of successfully assembling effective teams and test solutions.

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes and maintain high team morale and efficiency.

  • Strong attention to detail and quality, and ability to direct the whole team to adapt best practices.

  • Ability to measure team and individual’s performance through standardized key performance indicators, and ability to push the quality bar higher.

  • Knowledgeable of the cutting-edge software development techniques and trends, implementing the technologies and ensuring higher quality products on projects.

  • Knows how to develop proposals for projects to improve reliability, product quality and developmental cycle time and support continuous improvements to ensure that customer needs/requirements are adequately translated into product requirements.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with hardware and software development engineering teams to ensure the right level of proactive focus is occurring to design for manufacturability, testing and reliability.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Product Dev Management

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Work From Home: No

Posted Date: 2020-03-25

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.

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