Cisco Senior Program Manager - Security Group in San Jose, California

Senior Program Manager - Security Group

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Project or Program Management

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Security

  • Job Id 1227580

Sr. Program Manager- Security

What You'll Do

As a seasoned Program Manager, you will lead strategic initiatives and complex, multi-product solutions through the entire program lifecycle as we execute against our portfolio strategy.

As part of the PMO in Cisco's Security Business Group (SBG), you'll influence a diverse set of stakeholders with your excellent relationship skills and commitment to driving good decisions. You will work with cross-functional teams consisting of product management, engineering, support and operations staff in an agile environment to define, build and launch products and solutions into the marketplace. You will generate and assess performance metrics on business outcomes in order to inform strategic decision-making.

Who You'll Work With

SBG develops Cisco’s firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access, identity, web and email security products. Our teams deliver enterprise software, virtual and physical platforms. We are working on next generation security technology to make cyberspace more secure for those that are connected.

Our PMO drives major programs that deliver innovative, best-in-class security products and solutions to our customers and executes strategic initiatives to propel the business forward. We are the glue that keeps our cross-functional program teams together. We make change reality. We coach the broader organization on agile program management fundamentals and best practices.

Who You Are

• BS in Computer Science (or a related major) or business administration; MS Computer Science (or a related major) or an MBA preferred

• 10+ years of program management experience delivering enterprise software and hardware products, or SaaS based products

• Power to influence peers, managers and executives, driving towards a decision while managing ambiguity

• Effectively (concisely and with accuracy) communicate problems, issues, risks, solutions, etc. both via written and oral methods to appropriate stakeholders and leadership

• Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills

• Practical work experience with agile-aligned development methodologies

• Flexible, adaptable. Self-starter who learns quickly with minimal supervision

• Ability to work well with many levels of management as well as technical contributors.

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

• Proven success in change management

• Process improvement experience preferred

• Experience leading off-site/off-shore teams preferred

• Specific experience in commercial/enterprise or SaaS based software development preferred.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.

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.