Program Manager

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Area of Interest
    Project or Program Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Service Provider
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

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.

Who You'll Work With

The team : CSG PI Operations Rel Eng team In India
Own and drive a high complexity Cisco IOS software release train or major sub-tending branch in support of a major IOS release as a member for the Release Engineering Organization. Lead cross-functional project team in the development of the program plan. Understand the deliverables of all functional areas (Engineering, Test, Sync/Build, Documentation, and Product Management). Translate work items, dependencies and information about available resources into an integrated release schedule. Assess risks and develop contingency plans. Drive EC planning and subsequent execution by monitoring progress in all cross-functional areas according to milestones and schedules. Work proactively to anticipate and resolve project issues and escalate when appropriate. Host weekly Release Operations meetings, publish minutes, and manage action items. Drive and own the successful completion of commits and milestone reviews. Direct release ops staff in lower level release activities. Participate in and drives high-level strategic decisions about Release direction. Champion process, productivity, and tooling improvements. Facilitates the customer IOS software adoption process by engaging with BU, Account Teams, Customer Advocacy, Advanced Services and Customers to provide software rebuilds that address customer issues as required. Also engage in the Escalation Process with all associated stake holders in support of the Critical Account Process and to provide tactical solutions leading to long term strategic solutions for our customers. May also manage large sized or strategic initiatives.

What You'll Do

The successful candidate will also possess the following background, skills, and related business and technical knowledge: BS or equivalent. 10+ years overall experience, including 4+ years in project/program management of large complex software projects. Excellent grasp of product development life-cycle and software engineering methodologies. Good understanding of industry-standard SW Quality measurements, techniques and methodologies. Strong leadership, management, communication, influencing, team building and problem solving skills. Ability to work as a team member and lead team efforts in a cross-functional matrix team organization. Ability to interact with senior management. Excellent understanding of defect tracking and categorization methodologies.

Individual will be working with multiple teams to transform the development approach with new processes.

Who You Are

Excellent understanding of image / platform / release contents definition, tracking and delivery. Excellent understanding of test results interpretation. Ideally, has knowledge of routing, routing protocols, intranet and internet.

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 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!

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