Product Strategy Manager / Senior Product Strategy Manager

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id
Product Strategy Manager / Senior Product Strategy Manager

What You Will Do
You will help lead the definition and creation of Cisco's strategy in compute, storage, converged, hyper-converged, datacenter, and cloud - including linkages and "Better Together" with our Networking and Security portfolio. This includes developing a clear perspective on the market today and trends going forward, customer needs, application and workload profiles, competitive strengths, weaknesses and competitive roadmaps. As you juxtapose this against your deep understanding of key compute and storage features and transitions, and major datacenter and cloud management offerings (VMware, AWS, MSFT, Opensource, etc.), you will define a vision and an execution plan to win in this space.

Your deliverable will include owning and defining the business and product strategy, articulating field, customer consumable versions and internal deep-dives, defining and executing to milestones. You will also help in our quarterly, annual and 3-year strategic planning processes and interim reviews. Finally, you will take leadership on product managing new and incubation initiatives in the compute, storage and converged space.

Who You Will Work With
You will be a part of a small team of 2-3 people with high visibility and deep involvement with senior leadership. You will also work closely with corporate strategy/corporate development teams across the company, and product, engineering, and sales leadership within the BU and beyond. You will also work with peer product management teams responsible for Converged Infrastructure and HyperConverged storage software, hardware platforms, and management. And finally, you will lean on core TME and competitive teams within the larger org.

This is a high visibility, high importance role within an entrepreneurial business unit of Cisco that has attracted the best talent and delivered outstanding results.

Who You Are

You have a deep understanding of key transitions in the cloud/datacenter, compute, storage/converged, security, application framework spaces. You are plugged into new management and orchestration paradigms and are guided by the north star of simplicity. You like diving into details of technology and understanding what delights our customers and are able to synthesize all of this into a clear strategy and plan of action.

Our minimum requirements for this role:
2 of the following 3
• 3+ years product management, product strategy
• 1-3 years of strategy, management consulting, corporate development, investment
• 3+ years of engineering/product development
• Engineering undergrad/grad

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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