Director of Engineering – Cloud Infrastructure

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

Who we Are

Cisco Intersight is cloud delivered management platform for infrastructure, workload and multi-cloud environments. In the last 3 years, Cisco Intersight has established itself as a differentiated offering in the industry, gaining new services and customer adoption rapidly. Intersight provides an intelligent level of management that enables IT organizations to analyze, simplify and automate their environments. In this time of unprecedented change, we are looking for top talent to lead engineering critical capabilities that will redefine success for Cisco and our customers. 

Cisco Intersight also supports Cisco UCS, with its 65000+ customers, and Cisco HyperFlex, a fast growing hyperconverged system. 


Who You'll Work With 

As Director of Engineering in Cloud and Compute organization, you will work with the technical & management leadership team to set and drive the roadmap for the Cisco Intersight Core Framework Team. As a team, we challenge the status quo and are passionate about creating a high performing organization. Every day and every interaction will be unique. You will likely engage with a diverse representation of roles, including agile coaches, scrum masters, technical program managers, developers, designers, product owners, product management and other engineering leaders. 


What You’ll Do 

The Director of Engineering for Cisco Intersight’s Core Framework team is a key leadership role with significant visibility and influence over the engineering organization. Our core framework used by multiple services in the Cisco Intersight ecosystem is expected to scale to manage millions of endpoints. You will lead & develop the team responsible for all aspects of the framework and partner across the business and Cloud and Compute leadership team. You will:

  • Lead a highly technical team with expertise in modern cloud-native infrastructures and operations
  • Design and implement a modern, scalable, cloud-based infrastructure for the growing company ecosystem
  • Improve overall system scale and resiliency by establishing standard operating procedures working with stakeholders and implementing pertinent tools & technologies
  • Partner with the SRE team to implement comprehensive monitoring and alerting systems, with tools to isolate system impacting issues
  • Hire, mentor and cultivate a high performing team


  • 15+ years of experience in software development roles in an enterprise SaaS product organization with 7+ of those years in engineering management experience in building and scaling an infrastructure team operating high scale cloud infrastructure 
  • Proven record of scaling, mentoring & leading engineering teams (40+ members) 
  • Deep understanding of cloud native systems and processes, with experience working with systems at scale (i.e. billions of transactions per day)
  • Proven ability to design, deliver, and operate web scale, high growth system with high reliability and availability targets
  • Experience operating complex multi-datacenter, multi-cluster environments and a strong understanding of multi-tenancy and security
  • Good understanding of Agile/Scrum development and continuous integration
  • The ability to influence, facilitate discussion, and work in partnership with other teams
  • Product/project management skills with an understanding of how to balance product requests against internal priorities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Expertise with certifications (SOC2, FedRAMP) preferred


Why Cisco 

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re 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 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, 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 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? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.

U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.