Cisco Director Product Management - Blockchain in San Jose, California

Director Product Management - Blockchain

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Business Development

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1229091

What You’ll Do

You will lead a world class team of Product Managers in our internal startup venturedeveloping enterprise Blockchain products that drive distributed applications and deliver business process automation in low-trust networks.

Who You’ll Work With

Our internal startup is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a passion for all-things innovation. This team was incubated in Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. The team is responsible for incubating new technologies and businesses that are entirely in the whitespace. Having successfully graduated from incubation, the team is now heading to full business scaling. We work through the whole software development lifecycle with a lightweight Agile approach. We use the latest tools and processes to ease our lives as developers with a strong focus in software quality.

Who You Are

You are a hands on team leader with a strong Security, Privacy, Scalability and Blockchain background, experience with continuous integration and agile delivery, and a passion for creating elegant products leveraging your tens of petabyte data and solutions to complex problems. Significant interaction with our global talent will be required. Effective communication at all levels internally and with clients will be necessary. This is a strategic position that will require some hands-on work as well given the start-up nature of this new division.

  • You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, sweating the details, and the drive to make that vision a reality.

  • You will be focusing on developing products that are technically grounded in best in class operational, deployment, ease of use, and consumption practices.

  • You will lead and develop a team of world class product managers and work hand in hand with business development and engineering teams to develop technical product requirements and roadmaps.

  • You must enjoy spending time with clients to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for our clients and the broader market.

  • You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company.

  • You will be Identifying and assessing opportunities – interface directly with senior members of business units

  • You will be assisting in evaluating and/or developing world-class leading technology tools and infrastructure stacks

  • Your team will be developing business plans of product/service offerings including market analysis, financial models, etc. for opportunity and client need

  • You will lead performing deep dives on customer needs, identify, lead and execute opportunities for monetization

  • You will working with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers.

  • You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist the new product offerings, and at times work with the sales channel and key customers.

  • You will be coordinating with business-unit financial product experts to understand how their financial services products could be optimized by Blockchain technology, and how Blockchain technology could offer new product and services opportunities.

  • You will also lead product design of Proofs of Concepts, Pilots and Production Blockchain applications in partnership with development teams and business teams.

  • You will be analyzing potential partner relationships for the product and develop and report on product measurement and metrics

  • You will be developing product proposals with clear functionality, customer value, time to market, and development requirements.

  • You will be defining conceptual future state adoption scenarios, including business and technology implications, challenges and opportunities

Our Minimum Qualifications for this Role are:

  • Computer Science or Engineering Degree (B.S or M.S) from a major university is required (Masters preferred)

  • MBA would be a great asset

  • 10 years’ experience with modern business analytics in a big data and security context

  • 4+ years’ experience creating, operating, and improving projects using toolsets to enable data discovery, security and mining operations

  • 7-10 years’ experience working with development teams in Agile context

  • 10+ years’ experience developing engineering solutions in complex industries and building intellectual property.

  • 7+ years’ working

  • Experience managing global team members

  • Experience with, and passion for Blockchain required including deep knowledge of Bitcoin, Ethereum, permissioned and permission-less ledgers.

  • Experience in product management, business planning, technology, or software development

  • Product Management Experience including successful monetization and all aspects of the lifecycle of launching new products

  • Experience with a significant subset of the following technologies: Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Platfora, Machine Learning, Identity systems and solutions, and common analytical and graphical packages and tools

  • Project summary and project proposal experience at senior and executive management levels

  • Institutional Financial Service experience a plus

  • Experience in a start-up company a plus

Our Desired Skills are:

  • Ability to think and operate as a team player

  • Extremely strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to assess and clearly communicate business value and technical and project risk

  • Able to learn complex business operations quickly, work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment

  • Must be able to multi-task, manage details and keep sight of overall objectives

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