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AppD Technical Market Analyst

Cisco Systems Inc.
Washington, DC 20010
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Technical Market Strategist

At AppDynamics, we have changed the way that our customers understand the performance of both their technology and their business.  For nine years running AppDynamics has been a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, helping to define what is now a $5 Billion Application Performance Management market.

The Technical Market Strategist is a high-performer on a high-performing team and will provide guidance to effectively navigate the evolving market so that AppDynamics product and go-to-market strategies are positioned to take full advantage of the emerging Observability market.

We are looking to leverage your technical breadth, experience in the trenches of IT, inquisitive mind and the ability to communicate grand ideas in plain language to help shape AppDynamics and the overall observability market.

Objectives of this Role

  • Assess market opportunities in the multi-domain monitoring/observability space.

  • Using both open-source intelligence and analyst research to gain deep insight into movements within the markets that AppDynamics operates.

  • Assimilate data and information from disparate sources to provide succinct and actionable insights to leadership.

  • Provide guidance on product and go to market strategies

  • Communicate strategic priorities to stakeholders (e.g. Executive Staff, Product Leadership, Engineering Leadership, Marketing, Sales, etc.) and document competing operational priorities and risks to rationalize against plan. 

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • On a daily basis review news, press releases, blogs of top competitors in the observability space, and log brief notes.

  • Review any SEC filings for top competitors and earnings call transcripts as applicable.

  • Provide market and competitive guidance to product, engineering and marketing teams.

  • Evaluate and report on market trends and their vectors and velocities.

  • Provide analysis of opportunities in existing and emerging routes-to-market such as cloud marketplace

  • Through personal experience and customer engagement identify novel product use-cases to support and quantify the opportunities.

  • Identify, track and manage risks to strategic plan execution.

  • Collect insights on how customers like to buy, deploy and consume

  • Come to work every day excited; ready to be curious, look at things through different lenses, challenge what exists, elevate what doesnt, and make a difference.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent work experience) in computer science or other highly technical, scientific discipline

  • Experience in cross-domain IT functions:  Environment Architecture, SRE, NOC, SOC

  • Well versed in the concepts surrounding digital transformation

  • Experience with modern application and system design

  • Process design


  • BA/BS degree and equivalent

  • 7+ years of related experience, preferably in a SaaS business

  • 2+ in market research or analysis role

  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research

  • Ability to operate independently to scope out an ambiguous task

  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrix-managed team culture

  • Excellent communication skills across various levels of audience

  • Preferred qualification - previous success in technical engineering

  • Preferred qualification - consulting background

  • Preferred qualification - understanding of financial modeling

Why Cisco


At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.


We connect everything people, process, data, and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education, and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


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.



Posted: 2021-05-19 Expires: 2021-06-19
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