Information Systems Senior Program Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely

    • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

Information Systems Senior Program Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

We need someone who loves leading programs, solving problems and learning new things. Technologies come and go, but that excites you because of the endless possibilities it creates. You will lead programs impacting customer number one, our employees. The programs under your management impact our employees and help provide an innovative and delightful user experience.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

We want someone with a passion who can jump in and make an immediate impact on our programs. You are a strong Program manager with deep experience in leading large global initiatives that involve complex objectives and have multiple cross-site/cross-functional sponsors, owners and team members.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing? (Career path at VMware)

  • You will be required to develop detailed IT work plans, schedules; project estimates, resource plans and status reports by balancing the business needs with technical constraints
  • You will lead your program initiatives through both agile and waterfall delivery models; to execute to plan and deliver within budget and schedule
  • You have the ability to reset, pivot and re-plan when requirements change while keeping partners on the same page

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

You will spend your time leading cross-functionally to define requirements, schedule, resource plans, integration plans, prioritize initiatives, and proactively identify/address potential setbacks.
  • You are comfortable working with finance and managing large program budgets.
  • You see the big picture and deliver on requirements by understanding and balancing contending demands for program scope, schedule, budget, risk, and quality.
  • You foster an environment conducive to delivery of high-quality products and problem-free implementations using documented, repeatable standard methodologies.
  • You have a good understanding of Technology concepts, prior experience in Colleague Experience or End User Computing

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manger for this role is Tavis Wallner, Senior Manager of Colleague Experience and Technology PMO. His leadership approach emphasizes trust and team empowerment. He's looking for a team-player with an eagerness to learn and a passion for connection to pave the way for success.

Our team is comprised of 10 project managers who partner closely with Emerging Tech, Unified Communication and Collaboration, Audio Visual, Network and IT Teams. Work-life balance is important to us. We work flexible hours to accommodate the unique needs of our team members while working with dispersed international teams. Our team prides itself on having delivered delightful user experiences for our colleagues through collaborative and innovative execution of our project portfolio.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries

This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware.


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