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Our Bulgaria office, located in the heart of the capital Sofia, was established in 2007 and is the largest Research and Development center for VMware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Building on the success of our R&D facility, in the past few years VMware Bulgaria has grown to become a multifunctional hub with product, revenue generating professional services and business operations teams. Here, we focus on VMware’s future technological innovations in the areas of Software-Defined Data Center, cloud management and automation. We provide a welcoming environment for our employees, with a modern building that includes recreational and fitness areas, chill-out zones, a spacious cafeteria with a stunning city view, car and bike parking lots, and much more.

As part of our team, you’ll work on both local and global projects with other talented and passionate Product Managers, Technical Operations. Professional Services Center of Excellence and other experts. Our employees enjoy ample growth opportunities, and all of the benefits of being part of the global leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility, and virtualization software.

Senior Technical Program Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Job ID R181240

Senior Technical Program Manager

About Us: VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application.

With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, more than 75,000 partners, and 19,000+ employees in 120+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Do you dare to do the stuff you've always dreamed about? Dare to explore at careers.vmware.com.

Why work for our Division VMware’s world-class, award-winning R&D team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the R&D team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. R&D team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has R&D offices in: Silicon Valley; Burlington, MA; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

Why work with our Group Engineers interested in leading high quality product releases coordinate with directors, product managers, technical support, development and QA engineers to assist planning and ensure high customer satisfaction. They work on cross-functional readiness, software development life cycle process, risk management, schedule, deliverables, change management and risk management.

Job Description:

  • Lead the success of key Software releases at VMware. Be the credible and trusted leader to deliver these SW releases to customers on plan and with high quality
  • Drive the planning and execution of releases 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 release 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 release 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 release to executive stakeholders. Be the trusted speaker on the state of release in key checkpoint reviews
  • Take your release deliverables Live after driving legal compliance and launch activities.
  • Coach other Program Managers to maintain consistently high standards of communication, productivity and teamwork across all Program Managers

Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Business, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience running software engineering and project/program development management. Practical experience in Agile methodologies and in running cloud-based projects are a plus
  • 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. Excellent 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 dynamic 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

VMware offers:
- Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long term incentives
- Individual career path - management and technical career growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, teams of world-wide IT professionals
- Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical program, food and beverage program, sport activities, open communication
- Work-life balance – 25 days paid vacation, team buildings and celebrations

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

As part of the VMware global standards for integrity you will be required to go through a pre-employment screening process before you join

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