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Incident Manager Cloud Ops

Cisco Systems Inc.
Poland, NY 14747
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Who Youll Work With

As a member of our Cloud Operations Team with Cisco Managed Services (CMS), you will be responsible for deploying and supporting the solution within the customer data centers. Site Reliability Engineer best practices will be the foundation of this teams efforts and collaboration to reduce toil and drive innovation to our customer.

The team provides second/third level technical support for Cloud / Hybrid solutions on a worldwide basis via inbound/outbound phone calls, web and remote access. Provide consultation to independently troubleshoot & debug solutions for Cisco customers along with collaborating with Cisco internal TAC and Product engineers to resolve issues.

What Youll Do

All CMS team members are expected to contribute in the following areas:

  • Understand and meet customer agreements (SLO/SLA/commitments)
  • Follow and participate in the improvement of established team processes
  • Identify and adhere to cost reduction measures through continuous improvement and innovation
  • Understand ITIL framework (Event, Incident, Change & Problem Management)
  • Collaborate with peers and multi-functional teams
  • Maintaining knowledge required to perform role effectively
  • Participate in regular synch ups
  • Actively share / develop innovation and automations for continued improvement

Specific to the role of Incident Manager, responsibilities may include:

  • Provide management coverage and guidance on all P1, P2, and other high visibility incidents:
  • Notify the management team through an e-page or appropriate mailer with the incident number and bridge information within mutually agreed service level objectives
  • Provide internal and external executive level updates to all stakeholders
  • Ensure incident team has an active voice and is driving the troubleshooting
  • Assign tasks and track follow up actions
  • Engage additional resources as needed
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams (AS, TAC, etc) to ensure unified messaging to customer
  • Assist with the development and delivery of RCA through collaboration with cross functional teams when necessary
  • Proactively identify and collaborate on issues that need to be escalated to Problem Management
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations requires in-depth evaluation of factors
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with other Incident Managers
  • Act as queue manager to ensure incidents have an owner as needed
  • Assist Operation Managers with daily management tasks
  • Review operational metrics and drive team performance
  • Refine/Improve Incident processes to drive team towards SLO goals and to ensure repeatable customer experience
  • Participate in incident ticket reviews to provide ongoing feedback to the Incident Team
  • Mentor and coach Incident Team
  • Support and backup other Incident Managers
  • Maintain productive customer relationships
  • Assist with new customer onboarding to establish process
  • Participate in the development and delivery of regular service reviews
  • Serve as an escalation point for both technical and political customer escalations

Who You Are

You are a self-starter who requires little oversight to achieve your goals and meet your objectives. You work well with others and are truly a team player. Customer satisfaction is in your DNA. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You are able to see the big picture even when analyzing multiple complex factors under pressure. You have a technical background and understand the fundamentals of troubleshooting.

Required Skillsets

  • AA/BA in a technical discipline plus 5-10 years of experience in a Network Operations Centre or Technical Assistance Centre
  • 2-5 years experience in a team leadership role while acting as a liaison with external/internal customers
  • Foundational knowledge on routing and switching protocols
  • Foundational knowledge on Cisco Data Center Compute platforms like UCS Blade & Rack Servers
  • Foundational knowledge on Cisco Data Center platforms including Cisco Nexus (including ACI mode and supporting APIC), Catalyst switches, ASR routers
  • Foundational knowledge of Cisco and Industry Cloud computing (i.e. Openstack, VMWare and AWS), Virtualization, and Storage
  • Foundational knowledge of Orchestration tools similar to Networking Services Orchestration (NSO) and Elastic Services Controller (ESC)
  • Broad understanding and/or experience with L2-L3 networking, data center, and security technology, sufficient enough to understand customer solutions, topologies, and interactions with higher networking layers.
  • Ability to solve network issues and isolate problems
  • Deep understanding of Incident & Change Management process
  • Great teammate with good communication skills in both written and spoken format
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload while handling customer commitments.
  • Strong written/verbal communications skillset.
  • Good social and collaboration skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Mobile Packet Core and 4G/5G fundamentals
  • Network Automation/Orchestration skillsets in frameworks and toolsets, including Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) or Tail-f NCS or ESC.
  • Network Programmability skillsets in Software Defined Networking (SDN), REST APIs, NETCONF, YANG, JSON, and XML.
  • Programming experience in Python
  • Administration skillset with Openstack
  • Experience with docker and other container management
  • Extensive hands on experience with Linux operating system and scripting

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.

Posted: 2020-10-07 Expires: 2020-11-07
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