Senior Product Manager - 1237793

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id


What You'll Do
Cisco Data Center Business Group (DCBG)   is developing the next-generation of data center technologies to enable application agility in the data center. Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)  enables  application awareness to make the network infrastructure flexible and agile for dynamic response to meet application needs and virtual machine workload mobility.  The foundation for ACI is the Nexus 9000 line of data center and cloud switches.

Who You'll Work With
This is an exciting position for driving innovation in the data center space around ACI, and offers an opportunity to be a part of an exciting, dynamic team responsible for recognizing market trends and identifying next generation data center needs.

Who You Are
As a Senior Product Manager, you are at the pulse of innovation and play a key role in evangelizing DCBG  technologies. You will be responsible for driving  Cisco Nexus 9000/ACI fabric technology software  roadmap and business strategy. This will include building relationships with the various business unit stakeholders across Cisco that will help with product positioning, architecture strategy and articulating business benefits to CxO level personnel, architects and end users is part of your customer and partner facing responsibility.

In conjunction with networking and virtualization knowledge, the key focus of this role will be in the areas of emerging data center technologies, such as container networking, OpenStack, hybrid cloud enablement etc.
it is key to understand the key drivers of these next-generation datacenter market segments and drive product strategy and business enablement.

As part of this role you will be interfacing with customers and work on design, architecture and deployment of Data Center with ACI technology. You will work closely with TME team to address any feature gaps and collect customer feedback to improve the product and bring to market new features.

As part of executive briefings, conferences, trade shows and customer visits/calls you not only convey knowledge but also aggregate direct customer feedback for overall product innovation and roadmap down to the level where your detailed input distills into product requirements documents. Your ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear, concise and easy to understand way helps scaling the overall training effort for internal solutions architects, systems engineers, channel partners and end customers.

Interaction with the development team, quality engineering and product marketing within Cisco will help you grow your expertise from a technical and marketing side. Your input to engineering is key for usability, design flexibility and integration with other Cisco or third party solutions.

You get to contribute in all stages of the product lifecycle. From defining product requirements to the design stage, building out a roadmap strategy, defining pricing/special bundles, helping customers through beta programs, releasing the product for general availability all the way to transitioning customers to new releases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Exceptional skills in Leadership/influence, cross-team collaboration, presentation, Exec presence and ability to demonstrate passion 
  • 6+ years work experience in product management / marketing preferably in enterprise networking, applications or datacenter.
  • BSEE/CS or equivalent work experience with a Masters degree (MS/MBA) preferred
  • Strong domain expertise in Networking (L2/L3), and SDN/Programmability and understanding of market dynamics, competition, etc. 
  • Experience with container networking,  OpenStack, Virtualization etc
  • Domain expertise in enabling hybrid cloud networking, with exposure to public cloud, colos, etc is desirable
  • Strong understanding of network architectures for Enterprise, Service Provider and Datacenter/Cloud customers 
  • Demonstrated ability to create highly compelling product marketing collateral
  • Effective spokesperson skills engaging small and large customer groups
  • Ability to establish trusted relationship with 3rd party vendors
  • Ability to translate technology features into business benefits

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