Data Scientist

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who We Are

Cisco is undergoing a business evolution. At the center of it is the convergence of product portfolio and platforms, the evolution of our Supply Chain models and practices, and the transition to Cloud. Global Manufacturing Business Strategy & Transformation team is looking for a hands-on data scientist as part of its Data Science & Innovation team. The remit of this role is to work on the core optimization capabilities of the company in an agile environment, building critical, highly scalable optimization applications. The role requires a strong understanding of various optimization algorithms as well as practical experience of working with open-source and commercial solvers.


  • Answer important product and business questions, by applying appropriate Operations Research, Machine Learning or Advance Data Science Algorithms. Synthesize and apply relevant insights from the academic literature on Operations Research to Cisco problems. Develop decision support systems, tools, and models that are scalable and reproducible to assist in strategizing growth and decision making for Cisco supply chain capabilities.

Who You'll Work with:

As Data Scientist, you will be working with a team of other data scientists in DS&I as well as business partners across GML and cross functional teams.

Who you are

You have experience in Multi Echelon Optimization and a solid understanding of Python/R, Machine Learning algorithms (Regression/ Clustering/ Classification etc.). You possess experience with empirical research and passion for answering questions with data and in communicating quantitative analysis. You are experienced in manipulating and analyzing data and have significant understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and software development in a team environment.

You have a solid experience solving large optimization problems using linear / non-linear / integer / dynamic / stochastic programming, as well as heuristic approaches. You have the knowledge of a data analysis tool such as R or Python, and experience with general-purpose programming languages.

You can apply data science techniques, such as machine learning, statistical modeling, and artificial intelligence. You can devise and utilize algorithms and models to mine Big Data stores, perform data and error analysis to improve models, and clean and validate data for uniformity and accuracy. Experience in Supply Chain is required.

Our Minimum Requirements For This Role:

  • PhD or Master's degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field. 
  • 1-3 years' experience in analytics related field. Work experience is not necessary for this role if you have a PhD degree. 

  • Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.