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VMware Group Product Line Manager, Tanzu GemFire Lead - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Wichita, Kansas

Job Description

Ready to build? So are we. Tanzu Data Services is looking for a Group Product Line Manager to become the Tanzu GemFire Product Lead to join us to work on our commercial and open source offerings on Caching and In Memory Data Grids solutions. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of Tanzu GemFire/Apache Geode as well as contribute to making VMware Tanzu a top developer brand by providing best in class data products.

The Program

The Caching program is responsible for building products which can help solve caching needs for applications. The Caching program is responsible for creating and maintaining Tanzu GemFire. Tanzu GemFire is a product which is used by industry leading companies for mission critical applications. Tanzu GemFire is an in-memory key-value datastore. More details about Tanzu GemFire are here (https://tanzu.vmware.com/gemfire) .

The Position

You will be working with the Tanzu GemFire team as

  • Product Lead for improving the overall Tanzu GemFire (Apache Geode in open source)

  • Product Lead managing a team of Product Managers

  • Stablish the direction and the strategy for our cloud and non-cloud based offerings for the Tanzu Ecosystem

  • Interact with key Internal players and External customers to drive evolution for Tanzu GemFire & Geode


  • Define the strategic direction for the Program.

  • Manage a team of Product Managers that will help on shaping the different parts of the offering

  • Define Go to Market for the program offerings along with the associated pricing and distribution strategy

  • Engage with customers regularly to drive requirements, solicit feedback, and participate in production readiness conversations

  • Collaborate with Designers to synchronize customer needs

  • Work with the Product Marketing Manager (PMM) to define details of how to effectively communicate the value shipped by the team to the customer and the industry

  • Explore opportunities to integrate Tanzu GemFire with the Tanzu portfolio of products and drive business outcomes

  • Explore opportunities to integrate Tanzu GemFire with other products to drive business outcomes

  • Define the strategy around bringing our Tanzu GemFire offerings to the public cloud

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5 years of Product management experience or relevant experience, especially with large-scale, distributed products

  • Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions focused on important customer needs

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making

  • Focused on data-driven approaches to solving problems, and accelerating the learning process to validate solutions

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners

  • Experience engaging with developer personas at a small-scale to large enterprise customers

Preferred Skills

  • Existing experience with the NoSQL stores, Distributed databases and other data products, GemFire or IMDG solutions experience will be a plus

  • Experience with Lean and User-Centered Design methodologies

  • Experience with Agile development methodology, ideally Extreme Programming

  • Experience in working with Kubernetes

  • Experience with cloud service providers’ first and third party services

  • Understanding of the IT operations or software development space with a passion for understanding the life of Enterprise IT Operators and Application Developers

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-09

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