Director of Software Engineering-Enterprise Cloud

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You'll Do

You're a Director of Engineering passionate about building teams and team culture, the product, and the process to bring it to market.

You've deep understanding of Networking and Cloud. Experience with virtualization, networking systems, SDWAN, Routing & Switching, orchestration and systems management. Role includes responsibility for co-developing the technical strategy with the architects and technical leads. Maintaining a roadmap that will continue to innovate from a technical standpoint. Direct supervisor of the technical staff as well as managing a team of 50+ engineers. Responsible for ensuring that the product vision is realized through excellence in execution.

Work in an interdisciplinary manner with peers in other departments (product management, test and manufacturing) to develop company strategy and product strategy. Manage the annual budget for the department including headcount, consulting spend, equipment cost, travel and entertainment, professional development, and more.

Required experience in:

  • A recognized inspiring leader, with a strong ability to influence others, build consensus, lead teams, engage engineers, and drive towards business and technical decisions.
  • Someone who knows the difference between leading and managing and is technically strong enough to roll up his or her sleeves and contribute.
  • A leader with experience building highly available, horizontally scalable, secure cloud-based services using state of the art process and technology.
  • Built a team from scratch and led the team to a successful delivery
  • Guided product features based on changing market requirements
  • Owned the product schedule and feature requirements
  • Passionate about building an excellent software development process
  • Partner with multi-functional core partners within both infrastructure engineering as well as hosted application SW engineering, to own the technology direction, facilitate key technical decision points, and take the architecture specifications into working engineering outcomes
  • Collaborate with multiple engineering groups in Cisco, who are responsible for developing the infrastructure and software products that are used to build and operate our service delivery platforms
  • Ability to contribute to road maps with capabilities and timelines, with a consistent record for new product and technology evaluation and introduction
  • Align technology to business strategy, and dedicatedly drive a technical direction throughout the organization
  • Manage multiple teams consisting of both contract and full time employees and senior level technical individuals
  • Document and stay in sync with quality processes following a CI/CD methodology

Whom You'll work with

Cisco's Enterprise cloud-ready networks are designed specifically to meet the needs of many types of clouds, with the capabilities need to efficiently operate and consume cloud services., The network is the fundamental foundation that enables the benefits of cloud computing. Regardless of where a service is deployed, it's critical that the underlying infrastructure be capable of delivering high availability, security, mobility, and a great user experience. Cisco calls this "cloud-ready networking" team.

Who You Are


  • 15+ years of software development experience,with a track record of leadership in technology strategy and product delivery.
  • 10+ years' proven experience in software engineering leadership roles, managing large engineering teams. Managing multiple managers, Technical leaders and senior managers is critical.
  • Strong technical expertise on software architectural patterns. Key technology areas include Routing, SDWAN, Virtualization, Containerization, Micro-services etc.
  • Agile and lean practices, DevOps culture and iterative development practices is a key transformation we are undertaking
  • Sound technical depth - ability to deep-dive into technical architecture and design when needed to solve a complex problem.
  • Strong engineering delivery and execution track record
  • Proven leadership skills on building leadership talent pipeline thru coaching/mentoring, collaboration beyond boundaries, managing without authority and leading change.
  • A mindset of continuous improvement.

Technical Experience:

  • Extensive practical experience in developing embedded software on Linux, Python, C, Java
  • Understanding of Enterprise class Networks and Software applications: Performance, Availability and Scalability implications
  • Proven skills in managing a high growth business and scaling engineering teams

Soft Skills

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills - Clearly articulate technical concepts, designs & solutions
  • Passionate and intrinsically motivated
  • Strong appetite for constant learning, thinking out of the box, questioning the problems & solutions with the intent to understand and solve better
  • B.S. and M.S. in Engineering or Computer Science

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking aggressive 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 leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired gurus. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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