Rackspace Senior Director, Product Engineering & Software Development (VMWare) in San Antonio, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

As we continue to grow revenue at a double-digit year over year pace, we need an exceptional individual to lead our global VMwareProduct team. The VMware product leader is responsible for product delivery of our products, overseeing our overall product strategy, owning the technical relationship with VMware, and managing a number of exceptional teams all focused on discovery and delivery of exceptional products. This individual will lead Product Architecture & Engineering, Software Development & DevOps, Project Management and Product Operations teams globally.


  • Responsible for the discovery and on-time delivery of high quality products that meet the needs of the business.

  • Responsible for staffing of the product team with world class talent and ensuring the team is up-to-date with the latest technologies and relevant certifications.

  • Works closely with the leader of Product Management and Service delivery to prioritize roadmap and work-streams across several quarters based on business and technical requirements.

  • Provides strategic product direction and strongly influences the direction of new products and also provides review and creative vision for improving existing products.

  • Partners with vendors to evaluate latest technologies aligned to needs of the business and clients.

  • Builds relationships with peers at related technology partners and leverages their resources efficiently and effectively to deliver on defined client outcomes.

  • Utilizes knowledge of capacity needs and data center architecture to help plan capital expenses accurately.

  • Influences VMware product roadmaps by interacting with technical counterparts to build products better suited for hosting at Rackspace.

  • Represents the Rackspace perspective to Industry Analysts and VMware’s Technical Advisory Board.

  • Works with Product Marketing on product messaging, Public Relations on press releases, blogs, presentations in various forums and Analyst Relations to influence and gain insight from Industry Analysts.


  • Expert in cloud technologies with focus on VMware, both current and emerging, with experience in real world use cases and impact.

  • Strong understanding of cloud computing and hosting technologies and trends.

  • Strong understanding of IT industry working practices and methodologies.

  • Highly proficient in compute, storage, networking, and security technologies.

  • Experienced in leading global engineering teams to deliver products as a service available globally.

  • Expert knowledge of product development processes/systems such as agile/waterfall with the ability to architect a framework that meets the needs of the business.

  • Proven ability in leading software engineering, dev ops and QE teams.

  • Strong business acumen with ability to look at patterns in client needs to build new products and services.


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in business or computer science.

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in building products and services.

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in running medium to large scale projects with varying complexities.

  • Minimum of 15 years working experience in a technology/ service oriented industry as a people manager or team lead.

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience with VMware technologies


Req # 39393

Category VMWare