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Program Manager, Cross Functional

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What You'll Do

As Program Manager, you will be responsible for working with IoT Engineering operations leadership team to drive program execution and large Transformation of development/engineering processes to enable business outcomes. During this transformation, there is a need for someone who can tackle the role of a process champion who can do process definitions, optimize current processes, work cross-functionally to effectively build efficiency in the development community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the IoT Engineering organization driving transparency in managing planned releases, project execution and resolving cross-team issues.
  • Coordinate and run weekly program review and monthly engineering review meetings
  • Understand engineering quality data and develop new models and algorithms to help improve quality
  • Manage simple/complex project or program development of large-scale distributed systems and software services from design through release.
  • Proactively identify risks and assist teams to resolve issues.
  • Define and maintain release schedules and milestones.
  • Collect feedback from Engineering about high risk, special, out of ordinary changes going in and ensure it is incorporated into the releases verification.
  • Communicate plans, status, and issues within Engineering and to Stakeholders.
  • Provide transparency to teams outside of Engineering about changes going out in the release, possible risks, and steps taken to mitigate these.
  • Organize and facilitate planning, review, demo, GoNoGo, Postmortem and other meetings as needed
  • Improve the adoption of core agile principles of teamwork, prioritization and iterative development, team accountability and transparency
  • Identify and define opportunities to integrate data into our engineering teams to drive action
  • Help to develop and maintain internal portals


Who Youll Work With

Businesses across industries recognize that Digitization is the foundation to deliver better customer experiences, drive growth and increase efficiency. IoT is the foundational technology platform to enable Digitization. Cisco is a pioneer in IoT, and we enable our customers and partners for business transformation. The Cisco IoT organization also enables enterprises and service providers to automate the connectivity and management of their connected devices to the internet through the Cisco Jasper Control Center software and appliances.


Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in software development and/or program management. Ideally have 3+ years experience with and understanding of Cloud technology and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse personality types & ability to communicate ideas to partners at all levels with teamwork abilities
  • In-depth experience in Software Configuration Management and Lifecycle Management tools (Git, Jenkins, Unix, Shell, CI/CD Process, CA Agile Central (Rally))
  • Full understanding and demonstrated experience with quality management.
  • Solid experience in successfully managing change in a dynamic, global work environment
  • Outstanding attention to detail and dedication to excellence.
  • Experience supporting front and backend web development teams including knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java and SaaS fast-paced agile environment.
  • Dedicated problem-solver who can work in a fast-paced environment where multiple releases are a fact of life
  • Strong oral and written communicator, with good interpersonal skills
  • Track record of the driving transformation of delivery through the adoption of Agile development practices and DevOps
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse technologies and techniques
  • Able to build a cohesive team, communicating and demonstrating shared values.


Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking aggressive 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 are ready to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are leaders with vision, 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 Are Cisco

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. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Posted: 2020-03-11 Expires: 2020-04-11

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