• Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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  • Area of Interest
    Information Technology
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What you’ll do:

The Platforms and Solutions Team within Cisco Supply Chain-Product Ops Central provides run the business support of core Product Ops Managed Systems, (including Oracle Agile), drives architectural alignment across cross-functional initiatives and systems, manages business process Changes Requests across functional teams, provides test and validation to support critical business functions and data management and analysis for business transformation and operates Cisco Third Party Software management practice, including the Open Source Office.

The Platforms and Solutions team seeks a dynamic solutions architect to to lead the Test and Validation and Infrastructure Deployment practices.

Who you’ll work with:

Core Responsibilities:


·       For each Fiscal Quarter, create statements of works (SOWs) and engage with Sourcing, Finance teams and partners to ensure accuracy and timely approval for outside services support

·       Vendor / partner relationship management

·       Manage on-boarding / off-boarding of program specific partner resources


Test and Validation:

·       Define platform test process

·       Create detailed test plans aligning with Program plan and / or Agile Scrum plan

·       Build, lead and sustain test teams; Direct test teams in the identification and creation of detailed test plans, test scenarios and test cases aligning with Biz requirements; Lead and monitor test execution; Report on test execution and defects; Engage with IT / Development teams in the resolution and re-test of defects

·       Define User Acceptance Test plans; Engage with Biz owners / leads in the identification of end-user participants for UATs; Define detailed (day-day) UAT execution plans; Drive day-day UAT execution, consolidate end-user feedback; Engage with IT / Dev teams in the resolution of critical defects and close-loop with end-users


Data Analysis and Validation:

·       Define Program-specific data flow; Identify critical data sources / data sinks

·       Identify Biz process, roles and define data producers / consumers

·       Define inclusion / exclusion criteria and data transformation rules for data analysis, data migration activities

·       Define data validation plan, test scenarios, test cases and direct development of test scripts for automated data validations between sources – specifically where data migration is involved



·       Engage with the IT department to establish the source code repository (BitBucket), CI project (Jenkins), Crate deployment environment and Docker image artifactory

·       Define CI / CD pipeline specific to internal digitization initiatives

·       Direct team members in the implementation of the CI / CD pipeline as well as creation of a test harness that exposes REST APIs

·       Engage with cross functional / cross organizational teams in the development of relevant REST-based microservice APIs, testing such APIs and enable deployment of such services via the CI / CD pipeline  

 What You Are:

Required Skills:

·       SW architecture and development experience

·       Program Management experience – cross functional / cross organizational engagement skills

·       Ability to provide clear technical direction to team members

·       Knowledge of Supply Chain processes specific to SW configuration and fulfillment


Preferred Skills:

·       RESTful SW development experience

·       CI / CD or DevOps experience; Preferably using Jenkins, Crate (or Rancher / Docker)

·       Forward thinking – based on the systemic / process ecosystem, identify and propose to the leadership process simplification and digitization opportunities


This position is open to candidates in Bangalore or Chennai

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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