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Director, Transformation Acceleration 1289360

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What Youll Do

  • Youll play a leadership role in managing, both directly and matrixed, a team of Product Owners, Agile PMs, Scrum Masters, Release Managers and vendors who support highly visible Technology projects
  • Youll provide leadership and direction to promote successful project delivery
  • Youll build and maintain a high performing team; hire and retain the right talent and ensure Program Manager, Project Manager and Scrum Master career growth
  • Youll develop and empower team members to make appropriate program / project-related decisions while fostering a culture of teamwork, collaboration and mentoring
  • Youll manage proper distribution and allocation of resources, and implementation of budgets
  • Youll work collaboratively across cross-functional areas within Cisco to drive overall program success
  • Youll communicate status and technical issues verbally and in writing to technical staff, product partners and senior management at the appropriate level
  • Youll promote continual learning and process improvements to deliver projects from inception to conclusion
  • Youll manage the coordination of activities and communication across global distributed locations

Who You'll Work With

The Transformation Acceleration (TA) team takes a holistic and forward-looking approach to work on Ciscos largest and most critical opportunities. It ensures the highest-priority, cross-functional programs achieve business outcomes for Cisco. In this role, you will work with a diverse set of functions and individuals across the company that are working towards common and critical business objectives. The functions will differ from program to program providing a fantastic opportunity to learn the various aspects of Ciscos business and build a broad network of contacts.

Who You Are

  • You have 15+ years of enterprise -level technical Agile program delivery / project management experience in a fast-paced SaaS environment, navigating ambiguity successfully in large complex projects in a matrix organization
  • You have launched, stabilized and optimized at the Scaled Agile Portfolio level
  • People management, cross-functional team leadership and experience managing technical teams
  • You bring a start-up mindset to the management approach
  • You are an excellent problem-solver and critical-thinker with the ability to identify and remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
  • You are a great listener and can communicate clearly with many types of people
  • You are self-motivated and highly driven
  • You have waterfall and Agile (Safe/Scrum/Kanban) development methodology experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Some combination of CSM, PSM, CSPO, CPO, CAL, or Agile Coach certification.
  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA, MBA or MS is a plus
  • Very effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate Agile Project Management tools such as Jira, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the big picture view

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!



Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-04-20

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