Leader, Technical Systems Engineering

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics
  • Job Id

Who We Are 


Today’s challenging business environment is more than that – it’s a period of disruption between the pandemic, global business change and internal process complexity. For us to focus on simplicity and the best customer experience, we need great talent and the right skillsets to be successful. This is now a mantra for our Cisco leadership team and for us.  


Cisco IT's Team is changing the way we run Cisco’s operations by maximizing the power of technology, the best of business processes and superior data insights. Together, we will Reimagine the Cisco experience. Show the world how to Reinvent applications and leverage the future of the Internet to Showcase the power of Cisco: our people, products, processes, systems, and data. Please join us and make this journey together! 


What You'll Do  


We at Cisco IT are undergoing a major initiative sought at business transformation and 

agility through digitization and software centric approach. As part of infrastructure 

organization, we play a meaningful role in this transformation and are responsible for 

providing and supporting a state-of-art, scalable, reliable, resilient, and secure data 

platform to our clients to support their business needs. In your role as a technical 

leader, your responsibilities will include: 

Define and implement operational roadmap and processes to perform the day1 and 

day2 operations. 

Define key operational and security metrics for the service and report the same to 


Initiate and lead programs that are ambitious to the service/organization. 

Lead programs and initiatives to ensure security and lifecycle compliance across the 


Lead a highly skilled and diverse team with varying levels of experience. 

Perpetual focus on Service optimization. 

Vendor optimization, software service negotiations with vendors. 


The major area of work for the team involves management and support for database 

platforms, ERP applications, fusion middleware, data replication/integration, and 

security operations among other things. You will also be collaborating with other cross 

functional teams to create a software roadmap aimed towards automation of 

routine/repetitive operational tasks and developing automated self-service tools for 



Who You'll Work With 


As part of this team, you will work with various cross-functional groups such as product management, other development teams, QA, and documentation in order to meet client demands. Our team works in a fast paced, agile environment working towards creating and visualizing software services. You’ll be a part of a team with other highly motivated individuals who are looking to participate in automation processes and other technical advances. 


Who You Are 


We are looking for an experienced, talented, and tech-savvy leader for our database engineering team that is passionate about customers, data, replication, and data stores of all kinds. You will lead the team to the next level with your experience and expertise in defining/practicing industry standards around database technologies and focused on one or more of the following areas: Operational activities, 

security/compliance, and software development. 

We are also looking for a leader who is motivated to collaborate with other members of the team and guide the team through the process of the automation roadmap. For this position, you will need to have a fair amount of experience in working with database technologies and adjacent application ecosystem. Knowledge of software development will be a plus. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or 10+ years of relative work experience would be ideal for the position. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years of overall experience in the following areas: Relational and non-relational 

  • Database technologies (Oracle, Mongo, Cassandra etc), Oracle EBiz Application suite, Replication technologies such as GoldenGate  

  • 5+ years of experience in leading small to medium sized teams  

  • Experience in Service assurance and Operations  

  • Strong background in managing database operations including security and lifecycle compliance  

  • Participate in technical discussions and provide inputs for improvements and innovation 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Software design, and application development skills would be a plus  

  • Knowledge of cloud technologies and architecture, Operating databases on public cloud along with migration experience would be preferred  


Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Innovative and Inspiring leadership qualities  

  • Forward-looking attitude that keeps you aware of the latest in database and replication technologies  

  • Adopt creative approach to complex problems Possess and promote a sense of ownership that drives quality in everything you do  

  • Deep respect for customers and their security requirements to keep their data safe.  

  • Excellent verbal and written skills  

Why Cisco 


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


We adopt 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.