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Sr. Manager - Developer Advocacy

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

The Cisco DevNet and CX Ecosystem Success Team is seeking a Technical Senior Manager for our team of Developer Advocates (Evangelists) who are driving innovation in the NetDevOps space, including networking, security, collaboration, IoT, and more. The Network has APIs, and this addition is opening new approaches for how compute, cloud, the network, and applications work together. Cisco DevNet (developer.cisco.com) is building a community of developers and engineers who are defining how to extend DevOps to the network. We code in python (mostly), and we work with technologies like container networking, edge compute, automation, and orchestration to find new ways to build and manage secure, efficient and scalable infrastructure. We are seeking a Developer Advocate Manager who can be a technical thought leader in this space, and who can also mentor and grow the developer advocates team. Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following;

  • Manage a geographically distributed team of developer advocates (Developer Evangelists)
  • Define the strategy and priorities for a team of DevNet Developer Advocates.
  • Actively engage internally and externally to help define the future of network automation and "NetDevOps"
  • Learn and experiment with new technologies
  • Build a community of developers and engineers who use Cisco platforms.
  • Be the "voice of the developer" within Cisco.
  • Provide feedback from the developer community to Cisco platform teams to help build great developer experience.
  • Engage with related open source communities
  • Present technical talks at conferences, meetups, customer workshops and virtual events
  • Work with technologies including Python, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, RESTCONF/NETCONF, REST APIs, Kubernetes, GitHub, CI/CD tools
  • Work with Cisco platforms such as ACI, DNA Center, IOS XE, NX OS, Firepower, Umbrella, and Cisco Container Platform

Who you'll work with:

The team you will work with is Cisco DevNet, which provides developer relations for all of Cisco's developer offerings. DevNet covers information for APIs, DevOps, applications, automation, and infrastructure management. We combine technical skills with people skills to support both application developers and infrastructure developers in many ways. We provide community outreach, educational events, technical documentation, and tools such as sandbox environments to try out Cisco products. We have developer advocates across the globe, and we run our own platforms and keep the developer sandboxes ready for developers to practice their skills. You will also work closely with Cisco product teams in the Networking, Data Center, Cloud and Security groups to help build great developer experience for Cisco platforms.

Who Are You:

You are a Senior Technical Engineering Manager with a passion for open source technologies and API's for creating applications and deploying cloud infrastructure technologies related to SDN, NFV, Network Automation, Network Orchestration, NETCONF, OpenShift, and Containers.

  • A BS/CS/EE or equivalent in addition to 12+ years of experience comprised of strong background in leading and managing teams of either software engineers or DevOps.

  • You possess recent experience implementing strategies for Developer Relations or Developer Advocacy programs.

  • Must have strong understanding of API's including development and integration

  • Must have previous evangelism experience and creating developer product adoption of API's

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.

We Are 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. 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 the 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


Posted: 2020-08-05 Expires: 2020-10-05
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