Technical Product Manager

Posted Oct 13

Job Description

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

The VMware Tanzu Developer Center is focused on creating and promoting technologies that make up the VMware Tanzu suite of products designed to improve the day-to-day lives of developers and platform operators. This includes various open source projects like Spring, RabbitMQ, and Kubernetes, among others.

This role offers a unique opportunity to grow your career by deepening your own knowledge of cloud native and modern application technologies, while also providing you a chance to use your writing expertise to share that knowledge with a growing community of developers and technologists looking to improve their skills in this area. The technical content you collaborate on and contribute to is a critical piece of telling the VMware Tanzu story to developers and customers.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • You will work with key subject matter experts (SMEs) including software developers, product managers, and engineering stakeholders to create technical content targeted at developers looking to upskill and achieve their goals around modern application and cloud native development. You can see some of our existing Tanzu Developer Center content at https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer.
  • You will also be expected to act as copy editor for all content published to the Tanzu Developer Center. You will work closely with content authors and other technical writers to ensure compliance with style guides as well as ensuring proper punctuation, grammar, voice, and tone.
  • Within 30 days, you will be familiar with our content, categories, and technology focuses, as well as our style guide. You will be editing content submitted to the Tanzu Developer Center, as well as updating existing content.
  • Within 90 days, you will be able to collaborate on content creation with another author, and handle the review, editing, and contribution process. You will be helping streamline the contribution process for other authors.
  • Within 180 days, you will be authoring independent content pieces, with assistance from internal SMEs as needed, and collaborating with other authors.
  • Within 365 days, you will be assisting with the content audit process, identifying new content topics which will be most helpful to our readers, and working with SMEs to help build new guides, blogs, and other content.

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

Some of the regular activities and assignments you can expect include:

  • You will work with key subject matter experts (SMEs) including software developers, product managers, and engineering stakeholders to create technical content targeted at developers looking to upskill and achieve their goals around modern application and cloud native development. You can see some of our existing Tanzu Developer Center content at https://tanzu.vmware.com/developer.
  • You will also be expected to act as copy editor for all content published to the Tanzu Developer Center. You will work closely with content authors and other technical writers to ensure compliance with style guides as well as ensuring proper punctuation, grammar, voice, and tone.

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

The VMware Tanzu Developer Engagement team is a collaborative and supportive group made up of passionate problem solvers who bounce between roles including technical marketer, product manager, and web developer. We own and manage the Tanzu Developer Center (tanzu.vmware.com/developer) where VMware is now engaging directly with enterprise and cloud native developers to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver application modernization for their businesses. We are a distributed team spanning from Seattle, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles to Cleveland, Ohio, so we collaborate often through Slack and Zoom and work frequently with other teams.

Where is this role located?

Remote: this role is fully remote and can be done from anywhere.

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-10-12

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