Our Meet the Hiring Manager series allows you to get to know the people who grow teams at VMware. You’ll learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview process. This week, we’d like you to meet and get to know Amit Dangwal.
VMware Careers: Tell us about your career journey to date?
Amit Dangwal: My overall career comprises of fourteen years of rich experiences in consulting as a technical and business leader. I started my career as an infrastructure administrator with L&T Infotech, and it was the most enriching learning experience to begin with. The hunger to learn more pushed me to take a consulting role with Datamatics after which I joined EMC. I have been eleven years with EMC, Dell EMC, and now VMware in various leadership roles. My passion for technology and people has helped me take up multiple roles over the past eleven years including solutioning, practice development, business, and various people manager roles. Overall, my experience with continuous learning, people management, innovation, and results-driven thought leadership have carved my journey from infrastructure administrator to business leader
VMware Careers: How is VMware different from any other tech company that you have worked for?
Amit Dangwal: VMware as a company is defined by its balance between people and business. The company’s focus on building the technology ecosystem is amazing. Its strategic priorities and products around Multi-Cloud, Digital Workplace, Virtual Cloud Networking, Intrinsic Security, and App Modernization makes it a highly scalable and offers a broader portfolio.
The unique part is that there is an equal amount of focus on our people, as they are the most important asset to this company. Our EPIC₂ values are unique and creative. VMware also focuses on all aspects like D&I (Diversity and Inclusion), sustainability, innovation, and our employee benefits are the best in the industry.
VMware Careers: What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as you moved upwards in your career?
Amit Dangwal: Building your career is a journey. I have learned over so many years to understand and use three questions effectively and appropriately during my career. Those questions are: Why? Why Not? How?
When navigating business challenges or solving problems in your team or your organization, asking “why?” is critical. For example, when building a new business model asking yourself “why?” will help you understand the current challenges, problem statement and what we are trying to solve with this new business model. Asking “why not?” will help you explore options, views, and various perspectives, it and drives you to create a successful model or solution. Asking “how?” motivates and inspires me to learn new things and plan to achieve them.Practice it early in your career so that you spend less time on “how?” and “why?” and more time on “why not?”.
VMware Careers: Your team is hiring. Can you tell us more about your organization’s charter?
Amit Dangwal: The Worldwide Consulting Centers (WWCC), which are part of the global VMware Professional Services Organization, are committed to our customer’s success and their digital strategy. One of the WWCC business streams is the Migration Center, which accelerates our customers’ transformation journey by delivering differentiated business value withinnovative methodology, extraordinary talent, and speed of execution.
As part of our scope, we cover workload mobility across data centers and between various clouds as part of customer’s transformation journey. A few examples include migration from and across multiple platforms: vSphere,VCF, NSX-V, NSX-T, VMC on AWS, Azure VMware Solution, and VMware SDDC. Our value propositions are, innovative approach, extraordinary talent, consistency and scale, customer obsession, and global presence.
VMware Careers: If someone reading this was coming to interview with you tomorrow for a role in your organization what advice would you share with them?
Amit Dangwal: If you are successful in landing this role, you will work with brilliant, innovative, and collaborative people, as well as a passionate leader who gets stuff done. We are looking for people who have a balanced customer-centric approach and understand the power of collective impact. Demonstrate your value proposition and be ready for an open discussion. We are looking for your perspective around different business and technology problems and the approach you derive from solving them. Be authentic, display your values, and show enthusiasm.
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