Cisco Data Center Software Program Manager in San Jose, California

Data Center Software Program Manager

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Project or Program Management

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center

  • Job Id 1239499

What Will You Do

You will play a highly visible, critical role managing new design engineering projects for Data Center product portfolio. You will work closely with the Data Center leadership team driving strategic planning activities and operations frameworks. You will coordinate between different groups within and outside of Cisco (including engineering, marketing, manufacturing, security, testing, reliability, supply chain and operations). You will define and drive development of new product programs while managing change on existing programs.

As a program manager you would be expected to operate with a high degree of autonomy on your programs while contributing to the development of tools and processes that improve the organization’s productivity.

You will drive the quarterly roadmap, resource planning activities, deliverables and quality metrics focus in development. While engaged in this work you will demonstrate your keen ability to manageand maintain team backlogs, ensuring forward project momentum.

Who You’ll Work For

You will report into the Data Center Computing Program Leader within the Data Center Operations Organization. Data Center Operations organization drives strategic, operational, and organizational excellence across the Data Center Business Group (Data Center Networking + Data Center Computing). Our team challenges the status quo and is passionate about our mission.

Who Are You

Your engineering background allows you to understand product requirements, technical risks and validation strategy necessary to accelerate development process. You communicate and present project status, highlight schedule risk, and develop recovery plans in the event of project slip.

You are savvy with a high level of energy, flexibility, a "can-do attitude." You enjoy partnering with Senior Leaders. You love learning, taking on new responsibilities, and thrive in a fast-paced, team-based environment. This position is people, data, and communications intensive; it requires:

  • Bachelors or Masters’ Degree in a relevant subject. Computer Science a plus

  • 5+ years in a related position. Minimum 10+ years overall experience preferred

  • Experience as a Technical Program Manager within a technology company

  • Strong practical understanding of leading and managing the full life-cycle of large-scale cross-functional software programs and projects

  • Expertise with Agile methods and practices through multiple teams (Scrum and Kanban)

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.




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