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Staff Program Manager

Los Angeles, CA
30 Jun 2020

The candidate will report to the Director of the PMO, who is chartered to deliver a comprehensive execution plans, cadence and governance of all such programs and execution as relating to the overall strategy of the Networking & Security Business Unit.
Job Responsibilities:
Own the success of key Software programs at VMware NSX. Be the credible and trusted leader to deliver these programs to customers on plan and with high quality.
Drive the planning and execution of programs from concept to GA. Lead a delivery team of Product Managers, Engineering, QE and other functional teams to deliver throughout all the release phases.
Build and run, with the team, the program master plan (schedule, dependencies, risks, etc.). Use your technical background and product knowledge to proactively identify risks, issues and drive their resolution.
Be the expert on life cycle processes and champion process best practices, metrics and high-quality standards with your delivery team
Independently and accurately report on the state of your programs to executive stakeholders. Be the trusted speaker on the state of programs in key checkpoint reviews
Coach other Program Managers to maintain consistently high standards of communication, productivity and teamwork across all Program Managers
Take care of required JIRA development and maintain automation
Investigate and suggest JIRA changes and enhancements
Train and Support team with JIRA and confluence usage
Will work cross-functionally with internal groups such as Central Tools and IT - follow up and help expedite our asks as well as keep them trained and informed on all NSX Jira changes
Update and maintain Confluence stability and accuracy
Work with external support teams at Atlassian, when necessary
Create reports needed in JIRA and externally to JIRA
Degree in Computer Science, Business, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
7+ years of experience running software engineering and project/program development management especially in Datacenter Networking, L2/L3 Routing/Switching, L4-L7 Load Balancers.
Practical experience program-managing Software-As-a-Service products and cloud-based services. Solid knowledge in cloud technologies and DevOps practices
Experienced in software development and project/program management fundamentals (software development life cycle and quality processes, such as scoping, costs, schedules, deliverables, change and risk management, and mitigation)
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills. Outstanding organizational, prioritization, and multitasking skills
Exceptional skills influencing, teaming, and delivering solutions in a highly complex and nebulous environment. Ability to conceive of and accept responsibility for projects and see them through to completion.
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently in as fast paced environment and drive change across VMware engineering groups.
Strong software engineering technical background with a passion for delivering high performance, quality software.
Ability to synthesize strategic solutions to interdependent and broad problems
Must have expertise using Jira and Confluence
Can build new end-to-end customized workflows and automation in Jira
Tableau and other reporting tools knowledge is a big plus

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  • Job Reference: 00025313-1
  • Date Posted: 30 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Vmware
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  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications