Engineering Director, Americas Stimulus & Infrastructure Programs

  • Location:
    Herndon, Virginia, US
  • Alternate Location
    Any Major United States City
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who You'll Work With:

You will work with Americas senior leadership, business unit leaders, customer success, partners, and customers to drive key initiatives for the Americas including broadband development, public and private 5G development, critical infrastructure, transportation and security, and resiliency.

What You'll Do:

Team Development: Build and lead a team of senior technical resources to develop solutions focused on public infrastructure investment including broadband development, public and private 5G development, critical infrastructure, transportation and security, and resiliency.

Architecture Leadership: Develop and advocate next-generation architectures focused on bridging the digital divide in areas such as broadband expansion, smart and connected roadways, and state and local government digitization efforts such as smart vehicles and secure infrastructure.

Strategy & priorities: Help develop a comprehensive go-to-market plan focused on key public initiatives aimed at growing access to technology and digitization. This plan will be focused on working closely with government and public institutions and will be implemented across the Americas.

Advise the Americas Senior Leadership and Business Unit teams on customer requirements, challenges, and growth initiatives.

Help to lead the successful growth of a multi-billion dollar portfolio focused on public investment in infrastructure.

Implement key growth initiatives across global, cross-functional teams, working with multiple segments, verticals, and leaders to drive successful programs focused on public investment in digitization and connectivity.

Business Entity Interlock: Work with the senior product development and engineering teams to advocate for the needs of Americas customers in new product development and innovation. You will have a strong understanding of the certification and compliance requirements needed to deliver Cisco offers into government and regulated markets.

Who You Are:

You will be encouraged to provide technical leadership to gain new market share, optimize coverage and routes to market aligned to Partner-Led models, and expand opportunities that gain new public infrastructure investment. You will be an integral member of the Americas leadership team and should be a motivational leader that encourages and aligns teams to the Americas culture that has been part of our success.


Systems Engineering leader with a minimum of 8-10 years of Systems Engineering Leadership with emphasis on Service Provider and/or Public Sector teams.

  • Shown success as a collaborative leader in a solution sales organization.
  • Proven knowledge and expertise in service provider and IoT technologies.
  • Strong understanding of certification and compliance requirements and public funding.
  • An influential leader who can help others connect the dots quickly and accelerate decisions.
  • Viewed as an authority on the industry trends
  • A confident and authentic leader. Depth and breadth of applied judgment, agile decision-maker, demonstrated operational excellence
  • An upbeat, high-energy professional with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strategic and innovative with an external awareness to adapt to market transitions and understand the nuances of selling complex solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills in mentoring and developing a sales organization.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to inspire
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead in a matrix-managed team culture.
  • A strategic thinker and able to communicate effectively and influence cross-functionally.
  • Adept at balancing intense short-term pressures with overall long-term goals.
  • Excellent command of financial metrics.
  • Mature leadership, instilling a cooperative team-oriented culture, values diversity of people and perspectives.
  • An engaging leader able to encourage and build excitement with their sales team, as well as across the entire organization and in the marketplace.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.

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