Team Consultant – Leadership and Team Intelligence, Team Success

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Why you'll love Cisco

We change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.

The Opportunity

Cisco is bringing together digital technology and human touch to increase employee engagement and lift performance - all in service of our teams and team leaders. We know that our best business results and employee experiences happen in our teams. We are studying excellence at Cisco and now is the time to apply what we’ve learned and help activate each and every Cisco team across the globe. Now is the time to join a visionary team that works directly with HR professionals, business leaders, team leaders and teams on how we work at our best to win together.


You are an influencer, a partner, and someone who gets the job done. You play to your strengths.

You are a person of action. You go beyond traditional organizational development practices with innovative ways to bring new things to life.

You have consulting experience, and you are hungry for more. Helping teams achieve more than they thought possible is what you do.

You’re an architect of client relationship management. You work to reveal what makes a team tick, and you bring out the best performance in teams, be they employees, customers and/or partners.

You love to communicate at all levels. You bring what you hear forward, and you share back with those you’ve connected with.

The Team

With a foundation in research and built with a strengths-based approach, you’ll be a part of the Leadership and Team Intelligence (LTI) organization as we set the stage for unleashing the power of teams across Cisco.

You will work virtually and face-to-face with HR Consultants across the globe to reveal the excellence of teams, and help the most critical teams at Cisco find their unique genius.

You’ll collaborate closely with our HR Business Partners, and contribute to a word class Human Resources organization that is truly ‘breaking HR.’

Your team leader is a Senior HR Manager, who will work as both mentor and coach to you and your new teammates.

Role and Responsibilities

Climate assessment and management with diagnostics, team intelligence and workforce analytics to make recommendations that drive excellence in teams.

Quickly establish trust and rapport with clients and HR team members.

Work with the client leads and HR Business Partners to consult, plan, and organize team acceleration solutions, anywhere globally; always strive to create an exceptional, impactful and fun experience for our clients.

Partner, as a team subject matter expert, directly with Cisco’s Engineering HR team to build holistic plans and enablement strategies – including contextualized messaging on the power of teams, the launch of Cisco Team Space platform, and ongoing enablement for employee engagement and performance management across Engineering teams.

Work with clients to monitor progress of interventions and recommend appropriate actions.

Actively collate examples of how the work drives tangible business value to key partners.

Support peer teams on existing team acceleration engagements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience and/or education with Social Psychology, Human Resources, Engineering, Team Dynamics, or related domains.
  • 5+ years of experience in human performance consulting and/or program management with large-scale businesses; technology industry client experience preferred
  • Experience in working on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and present creative ideas with passion and integrity.

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of talent assessment, workforce analytics, interpersonal dynamics and strengths.
  • Experience in client relationship management with heavy use of decision-making and critical thinking.
  • Strategic thinking and partnering to ensure client success.
  • Story telling with, and through, research, data and analysis.
  • Knowledge of change management best practices, with a future-focused orientation.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.