Technical Project Manager I ThousandEyes

  • Location:
    Oeiras, Portugal
  • Alternate Location
    Krakow, PL
  • Area of Interest
    Project or Program Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    AI or Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security
  • Job Id

About ThousandEyes 

The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see things not ordinarily possible and the ability to collect insights from a multitude of vantage points. As organizations rely more on cloud services and the Internet, the network has become a black box they can't understand. Our Internet and cloud intelligence platform delivers the only collectively powered view of the Internet, cloud and SaaS platforms, helping enterprises and service providers work together to identify problems before it impacts revenue, damages brand reputation, or halts employee productivity. 

In August 2020, Cisco Systems completed the acquisition of ThousandEyes, which now forms the ThousandEyes Business Unit within Cisco’s Network Services Business Group, and is a foundational component of Cisco’s growing Observability business. 


What is unique about this Project Manager role?  

This is the first time we are going to hire project managers, so you will have an opportunity to help us build our internal PM processes and shape the role based on your own experience. We look for people who are ready for that challenge, are not afraid to fail from time to time and learn from those failures together with us in a safe environment. Our engineers work with customers to implement ThousandEyes solution and drive customer onboarding to the platform. Now we want to go to the next level by having our own Project Management team. As a Project Manager, you will oversee technical implementation projects to ensure that use cases are deployed smoothly and on time. You will encounter a variety of projects ranging from a few dozen to thousands of hours with a lot of moving parts and demanding stakeholders. If all that sounds exciting to you, then you are probably the right person for the job! 

Required Experience 

Min. 2-3 + years of Project Management experience

  • Direct experience leading all phases of the IT software implementation project lifecycle 

  • Relevant Project Management certification: PRINCE2, PMP etc.

  • Strong technical acumen

  • Experience maintaining or implementing LAN/WAN environments

  • Familiarity with web technologies (deployment, maintenance, debugging) including REST APIs

  • Experience running multiple projects simultaneously with cross-team dependencies 

  • Experience working with senior level customer collaborators 



  • Lead and plan the IT project implementation from the initiation until closure 

  • Build strong customer and internal stakeholder relationships, create robust project plans and drive engagement successfully towards completion 

  • Monitor and track action items through to closure. Record and manage all decisions, risks or issues 

  • Coordinate ThousandEyes project resources to drive performance  

  • Contribute to continuous PMO process improvements by promoting and highlighting successful experiences  

  • Act as a key contact for the customer and escalation point for project issues 

  • Drive the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and it’s acknowledgement by customer 

What are we looking for in a candidate? 

  • Able to take consultative approach ensuring scope and project boundaries are maintained 

  • Problem solver who seeks the best solutions for both customers and ThousandEyes team 

  • Confident and clear presenter  

  • Able to work creatively in environment where not all processes are present 

  • Mindset to improve existing processes when gaps/issues are uncovered  

  • Proactive and independent approach to assigned tasks and discovered issues


** We are looking for candidates who are already based either in Lisbon, Portugal OR Krakow, Poland **

Why Cisco

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Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

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