Software Development Manager

  • Location:
    Ecublens, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

Business Entity
Cisco’s Core Software Group (CSG) is an engineering organization responsible for the software that runs the company’s flagship Enterprise networking products, including the wireless product offering comprising access points, centralized wireless controllers and application software. As the recognized market leader in wireless, switching and routing, the CSG team is constantly challenged to deliver innovative products across many technologies and market segements; in particular, for wireless, the CSG team is leading the market evolution towards a converged wired-wireless solution with Software Defined Access.

Role and Responsibilities
CSG is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the design, development and validation of wireless technology to fuel the growth of the next generation Enterprise controller software platform. We are looking for leaders that excel in three dimensions:

Execution: you will be responsible for the development, support, delivery and maintenance of wireless features, including planning, developing and testing the wireless solution in collaboration with other teams. You will also be responsible for regular status reporting on project execution as well as delivering high quality in alignment with Cisco and industry standard practices and metrics.
Technical competency: the company’s success is dependent on the team’s agility and ability to cope with the demands of extreme scale. All this is based on a technology infrastructure that must remain cutting edge. You will have an excellent understanding of wireless technologies as well as experience in software engineering lifecycle for embedded systems. You are familiar with software methodologies and testing (Waterfall, Stage-Gate, ISO 9001, etc; Agile experience a plus).
People management: as part of the site’s leadership team, you will manage a group composed of technical leads as well as software development and test engineers; a proven track record of building high-performance teams with the ability to inspire people and orchestrate work is mandatory.

Key Responsibilities
• Day to day leadership of one or more engineering teams
• Work prioritization and resource allocation
• Regular program reporting and updates to management
• Mentoring staff to develop their full potential
• Project oversight – ability to see through complexity and propose simple solutions
• Managing risk and issues

• Extensive background in Software Engineering, preferably across large distributed teams

• Results oriented

• Experience building and managing diverse, high-performing teams
• Good knowledge of technologies such C , Python, software development (ideally embedded), computer networking and wireless

Desired Skills

• An exceptional leader with a passion for growing people and continuous improvement
• Excellent organisation and communication skills
• Ability to learn new technologies quickly
• Pro-active, flexible and people-oriented

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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