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VMware Staff Program Manager - VMware Government Services in Seattle, Washington

The VMware Government Services (VGS) Program Management Office (PMO) is seeking a seasoned Staff Program Manager to join our group. Our team promotes a culture of agility, operational rigor, visibility, accountability, and data-informed decisions. We are responsible for leading cross-functional teams to deliver compliance accreditations for VMware’s cloud services, which are critical to meet the high security and compliance standards of our US public sector customers.

As a Staff Program Manager, you will plan and deliver these cloud compliance accreditations in partnership with VMware Engineering, Product, Compliance, Security, and Sales teams. We are looking for someone to:

  • Drive technical, operational and go-to-market readiness for VMware service teams to achieve their cloud compliance authorizations on schedule

  • Enable VMware services teams to efficiently conduct technical gap assessment, operational process implementation, documentation, and audit readiness activities

  • Build solid, integrated master program plans (schedule, dependencies, risks, etc.) in collaboration with VMware service and stakeholder teams

  • Proactively identify risks, issues and drive their resolution

  • Report on your programs to executive stakeholders. Be the trusted speaker on the state of your programs in key checkpoint reviews.

  • Advocate for process best practices, high quality standards and innovation with your delivery team

  • Develop a working knowledge of the operational processes and controls for relevant cloud compliance programs

  • Manage vendors and any related procurement processes

  • Update and maintain Confluence so stakeholders can view the state of the program at any time

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in project/program management

  • 7+ years of experience developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships across large organizations.

  • Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking 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 fast paced environment and drive change across VMware service teams.

  • Considerable experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with FedRAMP and DOD SRG certifications

  • Experience with cloud computing and the US public sector/regulated industry

  • Experience at a Cloud Service Provider, technology/software firm, systems integrator, US Government agency, or security/compliance consulting firm

  • Experience working with project/program management tools (e.g. Smartsheet, Microsoft Project)

  • Considerable experience using enterprise productivity tools such as JIRA and Confluence

  • Program Management certification (PMP) or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements

Category : Business Strategy and Operations

Subcategory: Program Management

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-04-27

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