Senior Product Manager - HyperFlex Application Platform
Location:San Jose, California, US
Area of InterestEngineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
Technology InterestInternet of Everything
What You'll Do
You will be part of the Product Management team for HyperFlex, Cisco’s industry leading hyperconverged infrastructure & private cloud platform
You will own & be responsible for roadmap and direction for our newly launched Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform (HXAP) including for Virtual Machine (VM) management, Networking, Telco/NFV, Kubernetes, SaaS etc.
Your will define & evolve software defined networking (SDN) capabilities & integration with Cisco’s networking portfolio to offer a rich set of VM networking & security capabilities for private cloud, hybrid cloud environments
You will Identify & support hypervisor/virtualization requirements for Cisco applications & technology partner vendor applications
You will partner & closely work with engineering to define use cases, user stories, product requirements and priorities
You will coordinate with cross functional teams (product management, engineering, program management, support, marketing, sales etc.) to drive roadmap execution
You will evangelize & provide customer advocacy and briefings to deliver and promote Cisco private cloud, hypervisor, networking related offerings
You will also be the key point of contact for ecosystem partners, driving joint GTM as well as influencing partner roadmaps to drive the joint solution adoption.
You will engage our field, marketing and customer to drive market success.
You will distill and position key value propositions and unique industry leading differentiator that only Cisco can deliver.
Who You’ll work with
You will work with peer product managers, engineering leaders and teams responsible for the virtualization/hypervisor software and SaaS management as well as TMEs within HyperFlex team and other teams that support the HyperFlex.
In addition, you will work closely with the core UCS server product management and TME teams. This is a high visibility, high momentum effort within an entrepreneurial business unit of Cisco that has attracted the best talent and delivered outstanding results.
Who You Are / Minimum requirements for this role:
10+ years of software engineering experience, in the high-tech industry, of which 5+ years of experience in a Product Management role
Proven track record of product building and working closely with engineering and design teams in the areas including hypervisor/virtualization, software defined compute, networking, private cloud, management etc.
Strong technical expertise and knowledge of networking e.g. switching/routing protocols, micro-segmentation, software defined networking, service mesh etc.
Demonstrated leadership skills, track record of taking products from requirement to market success and experience working with cross-functional teams to align thinking and ensure effective decision-making & aligned communication
Strong customer and field facing experience to embody the voice of the customer while working with engineering teams
Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science required, MBA preferred
Deep knowledge of Cisco’s portfolio, KVM hypervisor or any other vendor hypervisor/virtualization a plus
Attention to detail & user experience in definining product requirements (PRD)
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving ability
Self-starter, ability to work independently
Highly energetic personality; great team player that works well in collaborative situations
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