Cisco Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, California

Engineering Program Manager

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Internet of Everything, Service Provider

  • Job Id 1235925

Program Manager will leadmultiple initiatives, programs and solutions in SP Network Automation and Analytics business unit. This role will work directly with the Product Management, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Sales and other teams to develop and deliver SPNAA products.This candidate should be motivated, agile, with strong time management, project management, technical, and analytical skills and have a proven record of leading complex and cross-functional programs or projects to their completion.


  • Own full program life cycle from initiation to deployment

  • Develop and manage cross-functional program schedules; identify risks, manage scope and resource changes, and monitor progress against plan

  • Identify, escalate and drive resolution of issues that affect program schedule and feature commitments

  • Define, generate and assess performance metrics for the program. Ensure all necessary data are available for critical decision making

  • Communicate regularly to management and executives on program status, risks and change control

  • Ensure effective communication within the cross-functional teams – Operations, Engineering, Product Management, QA and release management

  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Core Competencies

  • 7+ years relevant experience in networking/technology-related business, with 3+ years in a Program Management position, with demonstrated history and ability dealing with executive management

  • Exceptional team player with the ability to quickly develop and foster cross-functional relationships

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills and the ability to work/influence with different levels of management

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

  • Outstanding written, presentation, and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented, with a high level of integrity and reliability

  • Practical work experience with waterfall and agile development methodologies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences or related field

  • Advanced degree in business, engineering management or related field

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.