Senior Director, Software Development Engineering (Security)

  • Location:
    Fulton, Maryland, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

As a Senior Software Engineering Director, you will lead a software engineering organization delivering Cisco Security next generation firewall portfolio of products, with over a billion dollars in yearly bookings.  You will be responsible for managing and motivating the engineering teams, own the schedules, and control the overall delivery process.  You will work with stakeholders across product functions to coordinate delivery of the overall product offering which starts with engineering.  Direct engagement with key customers to design future products and resolve issues with the current product set is expected.


Who You’ll Work With

You will lead a highly technical and experienced team with deep security expertise. The team is in the process of an Agile transformation to enhance the quality, serviceability, and predictability of scheduled releases. You will promote and enhance cross-functional collaboration and engagement across Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success in day to day execution and running the business – lead by actions, not just words. The Product development is done in multiple sites in the US and overseas and you will function as the Site Leader for Fulton, MD which is where this role will be filled.


Who You Are

You are a seasoned software development executive who has delivered multiple software products to market with an excellent record of punctuality and quality. This is an ideal position for someone who has a proven track record of building, transforming and scaling high performing software engineering teams in a fast paced, global technology company.

You have managed large, global teams, delivered complex programs and/or products, and been responsible for managing and controlling budgets.  Be able to demonstrate past experience in leading teams through a complicated product delivery challenge.


You lead by example. You successfully define and drive the right culture to attract and retain the best software engineering talent in the industry.  You possess a deep understanding and passion for network security and the current threat landscape. Experience with Agile software development and transformation is required. 


The ideal candidate will be a leader, mentor, and forward-thinking problem solver who is ready to own the role, the team, and engineering quality going forward.


Technical Experience with the following:

  • Multi-tenancy SaaS authentication and authorization for products deployed on the internet
  • Data encryption and key management
  • API; Web Services, REST, SOAP
  • Web based user experience design (UXD)
  • Database; structured vs. unstructured, security, big data scaling to 100’s of Tb
  • High availability and disaster tolerance
  • Management and monitoring solutions
  • Source code control; defect tracking; continuous integration tools

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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