Title: Senior Director of Engineering
Location: San Jose, CA
The Business Entity
The Cisco IoT business group is a global leader in IoT. Our IoT software and hardware portfolio includes IoT gateways, industrial switching, routing & wireless solutions, edge and data management platforms, and more. With these, we are positioned to accelerate IoT growth on a global scale for ourselves, our partners and our customers.
Businesses across industries recognize that Digitization is the foundation to deliver better customer experiences, drive growth and increase productivity. IoT is the foundational technology platform to enable Digitization. Cisco is a pioneer in IoT and we enable our customers and partners for business transformation. The Cisco IoT organization also enables enterprises and service providers to automate the connectivity and management of their connected devices to the internet through the Cisco Jasper Control Center software and appliances.
In this exciting organization, you will be empowered to make a difference, establish a reputation, and position yourself for continued growth. The specific role is focused on driving a team of engineers working on IoT software products on prem and for cloud. The primary functions of this key leadership position are to partner with cross-functional core stakeholders within both engineering, product management and field teams to lead the technology direction, facilitate key technical decision points, and take the architecture specifications into working engineering outcomes
We are looking for an individual to balance strategic process thinking and "rolling up their sleeves" to resolve issues. A successful candidate must be able to challenge the status quo by demonstrating a willingness to re-invent current processes, and embrace change as a challenge. The candidate should possess the ability to make recommendations and influence change across multiple levels of the organization - from individual engineers & managers to senior executive/business leaders. A "go-getter" approach
Interface with multiple engineering groups in Cisco, who are responsible for developing the infrastructure and products that define a complete IoT solution.
Commit to road maps with capabilities and timelines, with a proven track of product development delivered with quality on time.
Align technology to business strategy, and proactively drive a technical direction throughout the organization
Document and comply with quality processes following a CI/CD methodology
15+ years' proven experience in software engineering leadership roles
Strong engineering delivery and execution track record, with proven experience around design concepts, development, quality, integration, testing, etc
Ability to attract talent, inspire the organization, and develop the next generation of leaders
Ability to build trusting, meaningful relationships with peers, stakeholders, and partners both internal and external to Cisco
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical influencing, conflict management, negotiation, public presenting
Full commitment to customer satisfaction and the highest ethical standards
Identify and drive innovation in Cisco products
Strong business acumen and industry insight, thought leadership
Leadership skills to include coaching/mentoring, critical thinking, facilitation, change leadership, and team development
Thorough understanding of scale-out software architectures for on premises and cloud hosted environments across all layers (infrastructure, security, compliance, operations, and software life cycle management)
Relevant experience in large-scale application architecture/design, middle ware architecture, integration architecture, application deployment methods, automation, testing, compliance, auditing
Core infrastructure networking technologies, including network, compute, storage, physical engineering
Security (intrusion detection/prevention, admin access, FW, identity, access control)
IoT knowledge base with OT experience is an asset.
Master's degree preferred
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