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12 Jun 2017

Full-Time Product Manager-1208318 – Cisco – San Jose, CA

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Job Description

What You’ll Do

Cisco’s Corporate
Strategy Office (CSO) is on the cutting-edge of innovation, fostering and
capturing new opportunities at a lightning pace. The office is all about
pioneering the future to lead market transitions, increase shareholder value,
and help our customers succeed.

Who You’ll Work With

Cisco’s Corporate
Strategic innovation Group (CSIG), part of CSO, is a high-energy, motivated
team that shares a passion for all-things innovation. This includes our
Innovation Centers, which are located around the world. At the centers
disruptive talent comes together to explore, discover and develop
groundbreaking solutions to solve customers’ toughest challenges. The centers
are fast-paced, high-energy hotspots, where the spirit of entrepreneurship is
alive and well—in fact, thriving.

CSIG
is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes
Drones, Blockchain, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest.
We work through the whole software development lifecycle with a lightweight
Agile approach. We use the latest tools and processes to ease our lives as
developers with a strong focus in software quality. We are working in a calm
and relaxed environment in San Jose, Cisco HQ, with an open dress code and you
will be working alongside some of the smartest people in the industry

Who You Are

Role & Responsibilities

We are looking
for a leader who is a team player with a strong Data Analytics and Blockchain
background, experience with continuous integration and agile delivery, and a
passion for creating elegant products leveraging our tens of petabyte data and
solutions to complex problems. Significant interaction with our global talent
will be required. Effective communication at all levels internally and
with clients will be necessary. This is a strategic position that will require
some hands-on work as well given the start-up nature of this new
division.

  • You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a
    big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.
  • You must enjoy spending time with clients to understand their problems, and
    find innovative solutions for our clients and the broader market.
  • You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company.
  • You will be Identifying and assessing opportunities – interface directly
    with senior members of the business units
  • You will be assisting in evaluating and/or developing world-class leading
    technology tools and infrastructure stacks as needed
  • You will be developing business plans of product/service offerings
    including market analysis, financial models, etc. for opportunity and client
    need
  • You will be performing deep dives on customer needs, identify, lead and
    execute opportunities for monetization
  • You will be working with an engineering counterpart to define product
    release requirements
  • You will working with marketing communications to define the go-to-market
    strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and
    target customers.
  • You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist the new product
    offerings, and at times work with the sales channel and key customers.
  • You will be coordinating with business-unit financial product experts to
    understand how their financial services products could be optimized by
    Blockchain technology, and how Blockchain technology could offer new product
    and services opportunities.
  • You will also lead product design of Proofs of Concepts, Pilots and
    Production Blockchain applications in partnership with development teams and business
    teams.
  • You will be analyzing potential partner relationships for the product and
    develop and report on product measurement and metrics
  • You will be developing product proposals with clear functionality, customer
    value, time to market, and development requirements.
  • You will be defining conceptual future state adoption scenarios, including
    business and technology implications, challenges and opportunities

Our Minimum Requirement for this Role are:

  • Computer Science or Engineering Degree (B.S or M.S)
    from a major university is required (Masters preferred)
  • MBA would
    be a great asset
  • 10 years’
    experience with modern business analytics in a big data context
  • 4+ years’
    experience creating, operating, and improving projects using toolsets to
    enable data discovery and mining operations
  • 2-5
    years’ experience working with development teams in Agile context
  • Experience with, and passion for Blockchain required
    including deep knowledge of Bitcoin, Ethereum, permissioned and permissionless
    ledgers.
  • Experience in product management, business planning,
    technology, or software development
  • Product
    Management Experience including successful monetization and all aspects of
    the lifecycle of launching new products
  • Experience
    with a significant subset of the following technologies:
    Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Platfora, Machine Learning, and
    common analytical and graphical packages and tools
  • Project
    summary and project proposal experience at senior and executive management
    levels
  • Institutional
    Financial Service experience a plus
  • Experience
    in a start-up company a plus

Our Desired Skills are:

  • Ability to think and operate as a
    team player
  • Extremely strong interpersonal
    and communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to assess
    and clearly communicate business value and technical and project risk
  • Able to learn complex business
    operations quickly, work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment
  • Must be able to multi-task,
    manage details and keep sight of overall objectives

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


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