Engineering Manager (Platform and Capabilities)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    AI or Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Software Development, Testing, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

Who We Are

Cisco is transforming the networking industry. To make this happen, we are heavily investing in team responsible for The Network. Intuitive. We are redefining the industry by building a new networking platform that can learn, adapt, and secure itself at the speed of today’s businesses. The Digital Network Architecture platform automates network management and provides our customers with state-of-the-art analytics and insights. As part of the Cisco Enterprise Networking & Cloud group, Platform and Capabilities (PnC) team innovations span building cloud, hybrid and on-prem platforms for hosting Cisco DNA applications, Edge computing services, Machine learning, Analytics, IoT, Security services, and more. While closely working with peer engineering leads across platform and applications space, you will be driving core systems and security capabilities of the platform.

What You'll Do

As an Engineering Manager you will:

  • Execution-oriented, collaborative, and innovative leader responsible for the software architecture, engineering, integration, and innovation for Enterprise Networking and Cloud solutions.
  • Lead, develop and grow a team of highly motivated engineers to deliver world-class products.
  • Drive execution of platform solutions and infrastructure initiatives, continuously setting a higher standard on ease of use, reliability, and scalability
  • Provide technical leadership to team members and across the organization
  • Facilitate collaboration across engineering, product, and design teams
  • Define processes and best practices for software engineering and delivery of highly scalable PaaS products and solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with multi-functional core stakeholders within both engineering, product management and field teams to lead the technology direction, facilitate key technical decision points, and take the architecture specifications into working engineering outcomes.
  • Work with multiple engineering groups in Cisco, who are responsible for developing the infrastructure and products that define a complete security policy and access solution.
  • Commit to road maps with capabilities and timelines, with a proven track of product development delivered with quality on time.
  • Align technology to business strategy, and proactively drive a technical direction throughout the organization
  • Document and align with quality processes following a CI/CD methodology

Who you are

  • Strong engineering delivery and execution track record, with validated experience around design concepts, development, quality, integration, testing, etc.
  • You have led large-scale, sophisticated projects and are a leader with vision and proven track record in transforming teams, technology models, and drive business outcomes.
  • Ability to attract talent, encourage the organization, and develop the next generation of leaders
  • Ability to build trusting, meaningful relationships with peers, stakeholders, and partners both internal and external to Cisco
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical influencing, conflict management, negotiation, public presenting
  • Full dedication to customer happiness and the highest ethical standards
  • Identify and drive innovation in Cisco products
  • Strong eye for business and industry insight, thought leadership
  • Leadership skills to include coaching/mentoring, critical thinking, facilitation, change leadership, and team development
  • Thorough understanding of scale-out software architectures for on premises and cloud hosted environments across all layers (infrastructure, security, compliance, operations, and software life cycle management)

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • 12- 15 years’ proven experience in software engineering leadership roles
  • Software development and overall automation including Agile, CI/CD, DevSecOps, Continuous Integration, build and test automation, performance & scale
  • Strong experience in building scale out multi-tenant SaaS products on AWS, application architecture/design, automation, testing, compliance, and security
  • Hands-on knowledge on Java, GO and Python
  • Experience in Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, CI/CD pipeline, framework development

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.