Product Manager, DCN Ecosystem
Location:San Jose, California, US
Area of InterestBusiness Development
Technology InterestCloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking
Cisco is transforming the networking industry. To make this happen, we are heavily investing in the teams responsible for intent-based networking (IBN), which transforms hardware-centric, manual networks into controller-led networks that capture business intent and translate it into automated and consistently applied policies. IBN's innovations span from data centers, software-defined access products, wired and wireless infrastructures, to intent-based network security applications.
The Intent-Based Networking Group (IBNG) is looking for a Product Manager, focused on third-party integrations, to join the Cisco Data Center Networking Product Management team. This role impacts all stages of the lifecycle of solutions and integrations: from designing proof of concept, building out a roadmap strategy, defining pricing/special bundles, helping customers through beta programs, to releasing the product for general availability.
You MUST be passionate about solving customer problems through technology and demonstrate strong execution capabilities. As we build the new network, we need you to bring your new ideas and enthusiasm to jump into opportunities, transforming industries as they emerge and grow. You will collaborate with a creative team to take on some of the toughest challenges in the tech world.
Are you excited about working on groundbreaking technology with global impact? Will you be our next hire?
Who You Are:
· 2+ years Product Management experience
· Demonstrated familiarity with networking technologies including Cisco networking infrastructure and protocols as well as competitive technologies and industry trends
· Passionate about Open Source and familiar with Open Source automation technologies (Ansible, Terraform, etc) or Open Source container technologies (Kubernetes, OpenShift, etc)
· Enthusiastic about solving customer problems and relentlessly focused on business outcomes
· An engaging team player that enjoys working with Engineering, User Experience, Marketing, and other cross-functional teams
· Works in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a take-charge attitude, flexibility, and resiliency.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
· BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field or equal career experience
· MBA or advanced degree - preferable. Business case development experience and proven business skills required
What You'll Do:
· Engage with customers, technology partners and engineering to define the roadmap for the ecosystem integrations
· Focus on helping customers answer the simple, but extremely difficult question: "Is my network healthy, are my users happy, and if not, why not?"
· Drive execution of product development, user experience design, market positioning, and pricing strategy while ensuring alignment to the business vision and requirements
· Prioritize customer requirements by analyzing multiple factors such as customer needs, revenue impact, competitive capabilities, and alignment to high-level strategy
· Lead the planning process, drive alignment with the overall vision, and ensure consensus across internal and external stakeholders.
· Ensure timely updates to senior leadership about strategic projects and customer-impacting events.
· Perform both primary and secondary research of the relevant market and customer needs
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