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Technical Program Manager - FedRamp

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. Were making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

You have confirmed experience as a technical program manager, excited about the opportunity to be part of a high-performing team that is integral to product planning and development. You will bring to bear your passion for driving large, technical programs from end to end. You would be inspired in bringing cross-functional teams together to accomplish program objectives. You thrive in a hands-on environment and seek ownership of large, critical projects. Were looking for people who enjoy designing solutions to solve problems rather than focusing on completing tasks as fast as possible.

The Federal Technical Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring execution of the federal product roadmap and will work closely with the Federal Product Manager and Engineering Leads. Experience in facilitating the development and release of products and/or features that are FedRAMP Authorized is critical for this role. Understanding the importance of configuration and change management, significant change, and full system development lifecycle elements is required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with teams comprised of engineers, product managers, Security, IT, Customer Support, Business Systems, Legal, and play a critical role in the planning, tracking and reporting of programs to ensure the timely delivery of quality products and features.
  • Leverage technical & program management skills to build comprehensive plans, identify risks and dependencies, and ensure smooth releases.
  • Ensure all stakeholders have continual access to information, and a shared understanding, of Roadmaps, Projects, Releases, upcoming features, and quality
  • Actively help cross-functional teams estimate and decompose complex projects into manageable parts with delivery plans. Track progress against those plans and facilitate trade-off discussions on scope, schedule or resources.
  • Serve as the Product organizations connective tissue for the end-to-end product planning and development process
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality.
  • Leverage servant leadership techniques to influence, negotiate and inspire others in a matrixed environment
  • Coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and service/software vendors to develop optimal solutions.

Federal Program Responsibilities

  • Ensure product requirements defined by the federal product manager are broken down into manageable units of work and delivered in according to plan.
  • Ensure all relevant SDLC policies and procedures are correct, updated, and executed in alignment with the Federal product release cadence. This includes system/services acquisition, security assessments, configuration and change management, significant change management.
  • Ensure any personnel with access to production systems have met the FedRAMP personnel security requirements, including training.
  • Help facilitate, and/or participate in, internal table top exercises and/or external audits or other testing.
  • Work with release management to ensure significant changes to the authorized product have been approved by federal agencies, re-audited and approved by the 3PAO.
  • Support Federal Product Manager, Security and Engineering team with monthly tracking of ongoing remediation efforts..

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of applicable product delivery experience in a scaled agile environment, preferably for a large company responsible for managing enterprise-level programs with cross-functional teams.
  • 2+ years of experience in some facet with the FedRAMP authorization program.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with product, and engineering teams to design, scope, and shepherd features from inception to deployment.Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional, cross-organization teams to negotiate and assemble project plans, secure commitments on deliverables, and ensure resolution of blocking issues
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of modern program management methodologies.
  • Experience with iterative development and agile program management methodologies particularly Scrum, Scrum at Scale, and Large Scale Scrum
  • Experience with program/portfolio management toolsets (JIRA/Portfolio/Confluence)
  • Experience with CI/CD best practices/methodologies and CI/CD platforms (Bamboo/Jenkins/TeamCity) is a plus
  • Recognizes the importance of continuous improvement and identify opportunities to streamline/optimize current practices in order to shorten delivery schedules, improve quality, and/or increase efficiency
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field

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.

At Cisco Meraki, we don't just accept difference - it's one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other's opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 


Posted: 2020-07-03 Expires: 2020-09-03
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