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Sr. Director, Product Management

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R1914001

As a leader in the Product Management team for VMware NSX, you will have the overall responsibility for defining and driving the security product strategy for VMware NSX.

The VMware NSX virtualization platform is helping hundreds of customers realize the full potential of a Software-Defined Data Center. NSX delivers for networking the capabilities VMware already provides for compute and storage. Create, save, delete and restore virtual networks on demand, without reconfiguring your physical network. NSX reduces the time to provision multi-tier networking and security services from weeks to seconds, abstracting virtual networks from the underlying physical network. This lets data center operators achieve faster deployment and greater agility, while providing the flexibility to run on top of any network hardware.

VMware NSX enables customers to secure their infrastructure using intrinsic security capabilities built into the hypervisor. NSX runs across VMs, containers and cloud workloads and you will have an impact in securing and protecting critical infrastructure. You will lead a team of talented PMs and work with an engineering organization which is delivering at scale today.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Understand the IT networking and security market and leverage this knowledge to produce a leading product offering.
  • Participate in the product feature planning process; ensure that the product feature set meets the requirements of customers and the marketplace.
  • Work closely with VMware customers, developers, and key VMware stakeholders including Engineering, Support/Services, Product Management, and Sales.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 15-20 years work experience in product management, product marketing, product engineering, sales engineering, IT operations or equivalent experience in the enterprise software technology industry.
  • Leadership experience in building and retaining strong and diverse teams
  • Ability to translate technology features into business benefits
  • Demonstrated ability to developcreative/non-traditionalsolutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to present to large audiences (e.g. VMworld)
  • Ability to quickly understand technologies, algorithms, and architecture, and interpret and articulate them into customer-facing implications
  • Understanding the needs, scenarios, and common deployments in the enterprise datacenter is highly desirable
  • Strong team skills and experience to bring together diverse views

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*For a full list of benefits, broken out by country, please visit our Benefits Website.

  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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