Program Manager for Client Optics Group

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Program Manager for the Client Optics Group

Role & Responsibilities
● Lead cross-functional program teams in the planning, definition and execution of Optical module new product introduction projects within the Cisco Client Optics portfolio with a focus on Product hardware development and qualification.

● Drive definition and closure of project requirements, project plans/schedules, and resource needs. Serve as a primary owner of program commitments.

● Actively manage project schedules and risks, as well as providing consistent program status and progress against objectives.

● Manage projects that involve significant technical & business complexity requiring communication, collaboration and conflict resolution across various organizations within Cisco.

● Coordinate with Client Optics Engineering team and component suppliers to drive activities and issue resolution related to optics module development and qualification.  

● Work collaboratively with Client Optics Engineering, Product Marketing, Platform Teams, Central Engineering, Finance, and other cross functional teams.  

● Conduct weekly/bi-weekly status meetings with Cisco stakeholders and suppliers.  

Minimum Qualifications
● B.S or higher degree in an Electrical or Computer Engineering Discipline required.

● Deep understanding of hardware development methodology and interdependencies with other functions.

● Good understanding of optics manufacturing processes/flows, ASIC fabrication processes/flows and SW development methodology are a plus.

● Project budget planning and spend management experience required.

● Five years of previous Engineering program management experience with a minimum of 3 years of experience in program management of optical module development projects.

● Good written and personal communication skills.

● Ability to motivate, negotiate and hold teams accountable for commitments.  

● Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage a high level of complexity.

● Strong technical and analytical skills.

● MS Excel, Project, and Powerpoint skills required.