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Sr. Program Manager

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Do you thrive on owning and driving technical programs while collaborating with engineering leaders? Are you a creative problem solver who takes the initiative to get things done? Do you have a track record of aligning multiple, cross-company stakeholders to deliver on business outcomes? If so, this high-impact Senior Program Manager role in VMware's Office of the CTO might be the right next step in your career.

This role will primarily focus on VMware's Cloud Architecture Forum, a strategic forum whose purpose is to identify gaps in VMware strategic technical portfolio and to cause them to be closed. This person will partner with some of VMware's most senior technical leaders to drive innovation, business impact and value for VMware customers. Reporting to the Program Management lead for the Cloud Architecture Forum, the ideal candidate embodies a can-do attitude, enjoys working collaboratively, is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and able to influence and drive change.


  • Work with cross-BU engineering and product teams to program manage key strategic efforts end to end that help close gaps in our technical portfolio.
  • Establish working relationship and rule of engagement with stakeholders.
  • Anticipate roadblocks, escalate issues, and drive resolution across a cross-functional team to help drive efforts forward.
  • Manage meetings, follow up on action items, ensure alignment, and track objectives and key results.
  • Prepare clear and concise project documentation and status updates as needed for diverse set of stakeholder updates.
  • Leverage various communication channels to help amplify the various efforts to the R&D community.
  • Look for opportunities to improve / streamline existing processes.

Required Skills:

  • 7+ year of experience working in project / program management
  • Ability to build trust and collaboratively work with stakeholders of all levels, and drive influence.
  • Clear and effective communication and listening skills, ability to establish rapport and credibility and clearly articulate problem statements.
  • Strong organizational and program management skills to manage a wide range of incoming requests and responsibilities.
  • Strong work ethic, disciplined execution skills, persistence to deliver results.
  • Capable of understanding both technology and business.
  • Self-starter who enjoys problem-solving with little direct supervision. Ability to learn quickly with a high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity.
  • Experience moving teams through tight deadlines and complex initiatives.
  • Change management leader

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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