Product Manager

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Product Manager – Cisco+ Automation

The Business Entity – Network Services

The Network Services group develops a suite of software products and solutions that enables Cisco customers to adopt world-class networking technologies in a modern and flexible model.

Role and Responsibility

You'll be part of a dynamic team developing a leading-edge automation platform for some of Cisco’s biggest customers. You’ll need to be the type of person who can think out of the box and is comfortable wearing many hats every day. This role has the following core responsibilities:

  • Create feature and technical product requirements based on inputs from customers, field teams, operations, competitive analysis, and other market inputs 
  • Own parts of the overall product roadmap and create long term strategies, aligning with corporate goals and objectives
  • Collaborate on a technical level with software architects on platform and product designs to ensure the solution is able to meet market and business needs.
  • Partner closely with engineering teams to drive feature execution and timely delivery
  • Work closely with user experience (UX) teams to define user flows and personas
  • Work closely with other Cisco business units to drive requirement definition and product/release scope

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSEE/CS or equivalent work experience with a Master's degree (MS/MBA) preferred
  • 3-5 years of software product management experience
  • Experience with automation technologies, including orchestration and workflow
  • Strong domain expertise in networking (L2/L3) and software-defined networking
  • Ability to work smoothly with customers and sales teams on high-profile, mission-critical projects
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver highly compelling product marketing collateral
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to persuasively deliver presentations to senior executives, partners, and customers
  • Ability to translate technology features into business benefits
  • Team player with a strong ability to work across the larger Cisco organization and partner with other teams as required to deliver a whole product sale
  • Works well in ambiguity
  • A personality type that can navigate the nuances of cross-organizational interactions
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Strong leadership skills, and a track record of leading complex initiatives from concept to launch

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.


U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.