Product Manager - IoT

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

Who You'll Work With
Cisco’s Industry Product Group (IPG) organization is on the cutting-edge of engineering innovation, focusing on the latest industry vertical products built on a robust IoT infrastructure. The organization is all about pioneering new solutions that enable organizations across manufacturing, energy, and smart cities verticals.

The product group is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a passion for all-things IoT. The team is working on Cisco’s IoT data delivery portfolio of products to provide actionable, relevant, business outcomes. The products are focused on IPG verticals, and delivers device and sensor data collection and visualization, command and control, robust policy enforcement and business intelligence. The robust scalable horizontal product portfolio with vertical focused product strategy is making Internet of Things real.

What You'll Do
You'll be responsible for creating digital manufacturing software product that meets customer goals for reaching operational excellence with smart, connected operations. You work closely with other groups to further advance Cisco’s thought leadership in the Internet of Things. 

  • Lead and own product strategy, product vision and strategic product roadmap for IoT manufacturing vertical.
  • Define the product feature set and solution architecture by analyzing customer business drivers, existing processes, systems in the manufacturing space and how they are changing with IOT
  • Define product direction and specifications with a goal to make extensible, scalable product with high degree of emphasis on ease of use.
  • Drive discovery of customer needs and pain points, understand market size, outline potential offerings/solutions, business models, and unique value proposition
  • Help the team in guiding the product direction and managing customer priorities and trade-offs
  • Manage and plan solution lifecycle from conception, planning, to launch activities
  • Working closely with innovation center, technical marketing, engineering architects and development scrum teams to translate user stories into requirements.
  • Create and execute test plans to ensure product completeness and ease of use.
  • Partner with Product Marketing to envision and execute the messaging of products/features

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing and industrial automation, specifically around manufacturing OT, M2M, factory floor management, control systems, asset maintenance and quality management and supply chain operations
  • MBA from top-tier Business School or relevant experience in product management role, management consulting, or other business role in lieu of an MBA
  • Good understanding of Analytics applications, Business Intelligence and Visualization a must
  • Background in enterprise software critical, with experience in Software-as-a-Service and/or Machine-to-Machine applications a strong plus
  • Strong ability to understand customers, their business needs in order to align product vision and roadmap
  • Must demonstrate strategic thinking, thought leadership as well as ability to lead initiatives through implementation
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to persuasively deliver presentations to senior executives, partners and customer stakeholders
  • Experience in new product and/or solution development using agile methodology

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 are not 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.

We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!