Director, Product Management - Network Security

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Fulton, MD
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

The Business Entity
Cisco Security Business Group (SBG) develops best-in-class content and network security products and leads the market in firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access, and content security technologies.

The Team
The Network Security product management team within SBG has responsibility for the Network Security Portfolio across all market segments. This is an exciting time to join this team as we introduce next -generation products that completely revolutionize the marketplace. It’s a a unique opportunity to work with a world-class team in a fast-growing entrepreneurial environment, while leveraging one of the largest portfolios of security technologies to create and deliver new offerings.

Role & Responsibilities
This role will be responsible for managing a team of product managers driving multiple segments of the Network Security business, including offerings targeted at Small to Medium Businesses as well as enterprises in search of Intrusion Prevention technologies.

Responsibilities include:
● Team leadership and strategy for offerings across multiple market segments in Network Security, with direct management responsibility for multiple product managers.

● Understand customer needs, routes to market, and the competitive landscape for network security offerings, including Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS).

● Manage interactions with multiple cross-functional teams in Engineering, Marketing and Sales to deliver key offerings in pursuit of the strategy and business goals.

● The ideal candidate will have experience in product delivery with both waterfall and Agile development lifecycles.

Minimum Qualifications
● 10+ years of product management experience, with 5+ years in a direct management role - ideally with information security offerings.

● Must have extensive experience in product management of offerings delivered through indirect routes to market – both 1-tier and 2-tier channels.
● Superior analytical skills from qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Strategic thinker and planner with the ability to quickly solve problems and identify core issues
● Entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to identify and overcome challenges through influence while creating developmental opportunities for their staff
● Strong awareness of market-transforming technology trends, with ability to contextualize those trends for technical and non-technical audiences
● Confidence, credibility, poise and the ability to think on your feet
● Bachelor's degree in a technology or business discipline or equivalent experience.

Desired Skills

About Cisco
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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