Senior Product Manager (German-speaking)

Full-Time Anywhere

Job Description

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
At Tanzu Labs App Services, we focus on working with customers to drive their innovation and application modernisation initiatives. We’re not your typical software production shop – we bring our own product managers, designers, and software engineers to the team. We work together with world-class customers to design, build, modernise and maintain technology. We don’t just do the work; we empower our clients to drive change themselves. We share our time, tools, and methodologies to maximise our impact and leave a lasting impression.

Our principles are:

Empower Teams
Start Simple
Embrace Change
Deliver Early and Often
Improve Continuously
Give Back
We strive for diverse teams because we know they are the most successful. If you want to work with a team of curious, brilliant, and kind technologists, come join us! To learn more about Tanzu Labs App Services, please visit our website on To learn more about the Tanzu product portfolio, watch this video.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
You will work on the VMware Tanzu Labs App Services team helping customer product teams:

Design and deliver modern, mission-critical, cloud-native applications
Modernise existing legacy applications
Empower clients and teammates to drive the same impact themselves
Facilitate a culture of constant feedback, integrity, and innovation
Navigate complex organisational systems and technical architectures
At VMware, success in a Senior Product Management role means for you to:

Apply our core principles, services and practices on customer engagements within a month
Lead and facilitate customer workshops within your first few months
Take the lead in a customer project within your first year
Deliver meaningful outcomes for both our clients and VMware
Develop an understanding of the VMware Tanzu Product Portfolio and how customers can use it to accelerate their business outcomes
Act as a mentor to client and internal teams
The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
You will be working on a cross-functional team, making decisions together with your teammates to quickly deliver valuable software to users. You’ll deliver working solutions that meet the current needs of our customers best. You’ll work in an environment that offers continuous learning and opportunities for self-reflection and feedback. We thrive when the team thrives – thus we emphasise mentorship to achieve the best outcomes for ourselves and our clients. Above all, success is measured by the success of your team and the satisfaction of our customers.

As a Product Manager, daily life at Tanzu Labs will have you doing many of the following:

Collaborate/Pair daily with client Product Managers, Product Owners, and stakeholders to solve complex problems in uncertain environments, using a combination of their domain knowledge and your skills. Coach customers on our approach all along the way!
Help your team understand the underlying strategy and problems as you collaborate on  solutions.
Write user stories and prioritise them in a backlog. Keep your team informed and productive.
Be a crucial member of a team dedicated to helping a single customer achieve their goals. Build, modernise, and launch custom software with and for our customers.
Advocate for modern best practices including Lean, Agile and User Centered Design in enterprise environments.
Perform research, brainstorm solutions, and help guide product direction. Balance opportunities and business needs while keeping stakeholders aligned and supportive.
Support consumer facing or internal go-to-market launches of new products.
Facilitate software demos, stakeholder check ins, and other key meetings virtually or in-person.
Collaborate with Designers and Software Engineers to find simpler ways to meet the needs of our customer’s users and business.
Work with client leadership to build and maintain a healthy Product Management team.
Influence product decisions across multiple teams to achieve outcomes at scale.
Learn new skills and grow in your own career while contributing learnings back to others in our Product Management practice so we can all grow and thrive together.
*This position may perform work that the German government has specified can only be performed by a German citizen on German soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements.*

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
The hiring manager for this role is Liam Darmody, a Product Management Delivery Lead for the EMEA App Services team at VMware Tanzu Labs. Liam believes possibilities can be unlocked in every team and every product. He is on a mission to unlock human potential in the people he works with and through the products or experiences they create. At Tanzu Labs, his primary focus is building an effective team to help clients identify, build, and deliver high-value products to people who need them.

At VMware, your peers are some of the brightest minds in the industry. VMware encourages constant learning, be it attending conferences or learning a new language. By joining our team, you’ll be connected to team members all over the world with a wide range of skills and talents. We value diversity and inclusion, and foster an environment where all are welcome.

The EMEA App Services team is organised around three main offices in London, Paris and Berlin. This role is aligned to the Berlin office but open to hybrid / remote across the various locations.

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 behaviour challenges, or developmental disabilities
Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, training, course work, etc.)
Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status including pregnancy, 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.

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