Sr Technical Program Manager

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Project or Program Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

Senior Technical Program Manager

The Business Entity


The Core Software Group (CSG) has the charter for all Platform Independent and Platform Dependent software development across Switching (for data center, campus core and campus access), wireless, network services, routing, optical software and Enterprise routing and cable access. CSG is creating unprecedented customer value by providing cohesive and innovative software, platforms and solutions for Cisco's core networking customers.


Who You'll Work With

You will work directly with senior executives, architects and a cohesive group of high performing - platform, big data and analytics engineers. You will engage with multiple teams across the Engineering, IT and Support orgs at senior levels on an ongoing basis.


What You'll Do

*       You will be responsible to drive key programs that span multiple networking technology capabilities and enable easy, reliable and scalable consumption of those capabilities across different channels.

*       You will translate strategic inputs into executable plans, identify and influence stakeholders, define delivery models and business case, drive on-ground execution and communicate progress to executive levels.

*       You will be hands-on in defining solutions,  writing use cases, epics and user stories.

*       You will define engineering plan, scrum plans and drive execution of those plans

*       You will research on trending and potential future solutions and technologies, and bring them in to advance the DNA Platform

*       You will Solve some of our business’ most critical and visible technical challenges


Who You Are

The ideal candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment with a “take-charge” / “can-do” attitude and is able to demonstrate flexibility and resiliency.  Work with geographically distributed teams across different time zones.  As a key engineering leader, tag along core group of engineers, senior leadership, product management and customers to deliver cutting edge systems and platforms. You will deliver one of the largest and most complex platforms, and solve one of the most challenging integration and scaling requirements that is deployed on the cloud as well as on-prem.



*       Bachelor's degree (Master’s a Plus) in engineering/computer science with an overall work experience of 15+ years with considerable software and platform development and delivery skills

*       Solid understanding of very large scale, high performance, real-time, cloud agnostic platforms and solutions engineering

*       Excellent communications skills with ability to engage at senior levels across the org.

*       Excellent presentation and visualization skills.

*       Scrum Master and PMP certification. Certified Product Owner qualifications a huge plus.

*       Ability to work with moderate degree of ambiguity and ability to influence across orgs.

*       Ability to manage multiple programs in a fast-paced environment with high degree of autonomy.


Desired Qualifications:

*       Product engineering experience

*       Be highly flexible and adaptable and demonstrate passion for program management and platform development


Why Cisco


Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals. Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns that vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture. Cisco is once again pioneering the next age in networking. 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.


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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