Product Manager-1208318

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Development
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Security
  • Job Id

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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