• Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who we Are

As Product Line Manager with the Optical Systems business, you’ll drive Cisco’s Compact Modular portfolio across key Service Provider, Public Sector & Large Enterprise Customers and corresponding Account Teams across the globe.

  • You will lead the life cycle of Cisco’s NCS 1000 product family. This includes defining product requirements, preparing forecasts, producing ROI on product concepts, analyzing pricing and go-to-market strategy, and owning product roadmaps.
  • You will expand existing relationships with our customer’s key decision-makers, and work in tandem with Cisco account teams to efficiently position Cisco solutions and architectures to match customer requirements.
  • You will work with the rest of the Product Management team and the Development organization to shape our products, to define Roadmaps, and make sure we can continue to increase market share in the Optical and Routed Optical Networking segments.
  • You will collaborate with worldwide cross-functional teams to develop our product strategies, financial forecasts, offer packages and pricing, and client proposals.

Who You'll Work With

You will work with a highly empowered collaborative team who's passionate about the successful insertion of Optical and Routed Optical Networking solutions in new and existing accounts worldwide.

Who You Are

Both your customers and your teammates consider you a leader, a listener and a person who they can count on. You act quickly and conclusively in uncertainty while thinking through various outcomes. Empathy is key to who you are.

  • Typically requires BS/BA/BTECH (EE/CS) or equivalent
  • You have the ability to recognize industry trends in their infancy, helping Cisco to meet the market needs of today whilst identifying new market opportunities through the innovative use of Cisco and related technologies
  • Can cultivate and has developed long-term, trusted relationships with our global customers, especially in the optical and transport domains
  • Strong technical and good business understanding of positioning and selling optical networking technology.
  • Highly proactive
  • Willing to travel

Desired skills

  • Product management or marketing experience in optical networking and/or networking in general.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • English is a pre-requisite, whilst additional languages are an advantage

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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! #WeAreCisco 

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.