Engineering Leader, API Platform

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    186800 USD - 251300 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
We are looking for an engineering leader to help us operate the next generation of cloud-delivered security services, and deliver a stronger offering with outstanding customer experience. Our engineering team is composed of highly skilled individuals who are comfortable working in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment. Members are involved with all stages of the product development process from solving complex engineering problems to working directly with customers.  

Who You’ll Work With: 

We are building the future of APIs within Cisco. Our team is responsible for the development and operations of the API Platform used within our Secure Internet Gateway and Secure Access Service Edge products. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead this team of 8+ engineers as we develop new features to be used by thousands of customers every day.  You will also drive the API-First culture across the entire organization, as you partner with other teams to deliver on your vision for Cisco APIs. 

About You: 
  • You are passionate about developing cloud-native solutions.  
  • You have strong programming skills and love both building and running applications.  
  • You are a natural problem-solver and trouble-shooter.  
  • You have the ability to think creatively and are self-motivated.  
  • You love working together as a team and have a desire to speak up, share ideas, and help members of the team.  
  • You get excited to experiment with the latest technologies  
  • You love introducing the team to new technologies, frameworks, and points of view.  
What You’ll Do: 

  • You will lead SaaS engineering teams building and operating SaaS services in the cloud using AWS technologies 
  • You will be leading full stack engineers in a devops model that will develop and operate highly scalable and highly available cloud services 
  • You will collaborate with multiple engineering groups within Cisco to drive E2E solutions  
  • You will manage hiring and talent development to create a culture of execution excellence coupled with innovation.  
  • Be part of no-blame culture that values learning, transparency, accountability, trust, kindness, and mutual respect. 

You have:

  • experience building software and SaaS services in a devops model.  
  • experience in software engineering leadership roles, developing a team of SW developers building SaaS applications and services.  
  • You have the ability to go deep into technical architecture and design when needed to solve a complex problem.  
  • Experience with Cloud friendly technologies like Docker, GO Lang, Python, Terraform, and AWS technologies like EKS, ECS, Fargate, Lambda.   
  • You have a strong track record of managing SaaS projects and has delivered multiple cloud products in the past.  
  • Experience in building RESTful APIs. Knowledge about API design standards, patterns, and best-practices, especially Swagger and OpenAPI 3.0, REST, JSON, OAuth 
  • Knowledge on end-to-end architecture of API Developer Portal – Development, Integration with API Gateway and Security 
  • Experience in handling operations for a widely deployed SaaS service.  
  • Strong engineering delivery and execution track record using agile continuous deployment process   
  • Proven leadership skills in fostering engineering teams via coaching/mentoring, collaboration beyond boundaries, managing without authority and leading change.   
  • A mindset of continuous improvement.   


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique. We bring our talents to work as a team each day, helping power an inclusive future for all. Get to know us! 

We’re global, we’re adaptable, we’re diverse, and our security portfolio is as extensive as it is groundbreaking. Have you heard of Threat, Detection & Response, Zero Trust by Duo, Common Services Engineering, or Cloud & Network Security? Those are only a few of our product teams! The only thing we’re missing is YOU.   

Join an enterprise security leader with a start-up culture, committed to driving innovation and giving you the opportunity to make an impact. We #InnovateToWin and we know we’re better together, that’s why we’re dedicated to inclusivity, collaboration, and diversity in everything we do. 

We’re proud to be the Best Security Company in 2021 with the Best Authentication Technology and the Best Small and Mid-Size Enterprises Security Solution in 2022 by SC Media. Cisco Secure continues to grow and evolve year after year with 100% of Fortune 100 Companies using our products, and we’re excited to see the new heights we’ll reach with your passion for security, your customer focus, and your desire to change things up! 

What else can you expect? An ongoing investment in your growth—that’s why we offer many employee resource groups (called Inclusive Communities), mentorship programs, and hundreds of learning resourcesto consistently level up your skillset and explore your interests. Because when you succeed, we succeed! 

“Cisco Secure offers an environment that combines cutting-edge, mission-critical, technology with some of the brightest, most diverse set of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.” – Chief of Staff, Engineering 

Join Cisco Secure – Be You, With Us! 


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