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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.


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


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


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


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


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


Experience in product management, business planning,

technology, or software development


Management Experience including successful monetization and all aspects of

the lifecycle of launching new products


with a significant subset of the following technologies:
Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Platfora, Machine Learning, and

common analytical and graphical packages and tools


summary and project proposal experience at senior and executive management



Financial Service experience a plus


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.

Job Types: Full-Time.


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