Cisco Director, Cloud Software Development (SaaS/Security) in Waltham, Massachusetts

Director, Cloud Software Development (SaaS/Security)

  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

  • Additional Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Management

  • Technology Interest Security

  • Job Id 1223787

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Security Business Group (SBG) is at the forefront of developing solutions for addressing the security challenges of our customers. With an annual revenue exceeding $2B, it is one of the fastest growing businesses at Cisco. As Cisco is transforming its business model aggressively to a software and recurring revenue model, security business is leading this journey with 40%+ YoY growth in software recurring revenue.

The Cloud Security group within SBG focuses on developing cloud delivered security solutions (SaaS based) in a platform centric approach. This group is an autonomous group within the business group, and operates like a Startup to nurture innovation in a highly disruptive and high growth domain. This group was formed a year back by combining some of existing cloud assets Cisco had with two hugely successful acquisitions - OpenDNS and CloudLock. Our vision is to build the most complex security solutions in a cloud delivered way with utmost simplicity - disrupt industry's thinking around how deep and how broad a security solution can be while keeping it easy to deploy and simple to manage. We are at an exciting stage of this journey with 100% YoY growth, and looking for a passionate, innovative and action-oriented engineering leader for our Product Engineering group to help us scale our business.

Why is cloud security relevant? Because today's world has changed. The way we work has fundamentally changed. There is more roaming users than ever with rapid growth of BYOD. Business applications have moved to cloud. Enterprise's critical infrastructure has been moving to public/private cloud. At the same time, threat landscape has drastically changed with increased sophistication of attacks. The notion of traditional perimeter based security is being disrupted. Since users, apps and infrastructure have all moved to cloud, security must too. Welcome to the team of geeks passionate about solving this very problem and making world a better placeā€¦a secure place.

We have a highly scalable cloud infrastructure spread across 25 data centers where we run our cloud security applications that operate at massive scale - 100B+ requests per day from 65M daily active users.

What You'll Do

  • You will lead a geographically distributed large engineering team to drive execution of our roadmap in a cloud-optimized agile/lean process.

  • Partner with cross-functional core stakeholders within both engineering, product management and field teams to lead the technology direction and facilitate key technical decision points.

  • Collaborate with multiple engineering groups within Cisco to drive E2E solutions and enable leveraging of technologies.

  • Work closely with Products leads to drive product and technology strategy.

  • Create a culture of execution excellence coupled with innovation.

  • Building a team of talented and passionate leaders as we scale.

Who You Are

  • 15+ years of software development experience, with a strong track record of leadership in technology strategy and product delivery.

  • 10+ years' proven experience in software engineering leadership roles, managing large engineering teams. Managing multiple managers and senior managers is essential.

  • Strong technical expertise on cloud technologies and cloud architectural patterns. Key technology areas include HTTP/HTTPS, Proxy, API services, Containerization, Micro-services, Application monitoring and Elastic scaling.

  • Experience in managing a large scale SaaS service - both development and operations.

  • Agile and lean practices, DevOps culture and iterative customer feedback based development is a key aspect of our culture.

  • Sound technical depth - ability to go deep into technical architecture and design when needed to solve a complex problem.

  • Strong engineering delivery and execution track record using agile continuous deployment process

  • Proven leadership skills on building leadership talent pipeline thru coaching/mentoring, collaboration beyond boundaries, managing without authority and leading change.

  • A mindset of continuous improvement and making in to the DNA of the team.

Highly desirable competencies

  • Experience in building cloud delivered SaaS based security solutions

  • Expertise in Security domain - exposure to network and web security technologies and industry trends - firewalls, web security, intrusion detection and prevention systems and DNS based security

  • Good knowledge of emerging cyber threats and threat intelligence techniques to detect and remediate threats

  • Experience on cloud, network and end point technologies

  • Proven skills in managing a high growth business and scaling engineering teams

  • Master's degree on Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred.

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.




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