Technology Strategist

  • Location:
    Rolle, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    AI or Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security
  • Job Id

Where you will work
You will be part of the Cisco Corporate Strategy Office (CSO). CSO is responsible for fostering and capturing innovation 'wherever it is' in order to execute on our growth strategy. It is focused on identifying and enabling Cisco to capitalize on major technology disruptions, shaping and amplifying Cisco technology strategy through acquisitions, investments, and co-innovation with our partner ecosystem.

The team
Cisco's  is part of CSO. Our team is at the forefront of identifying, incubating and capturing strategic value from disruptive technology & market trends and quickly transform them into sustainable market opportunities and thought leadership.

Once a disruption has been identified we define a business case that will potentially lead to new revenue streams for Cisco. Subsequently, we validate the technology by doing proof-of-concepts together with customers, partners, start-ups, academia, and across various business units within Cisco.

Role & Responsibilities
In this highly visible role as a Technology Strategist, you will
● Design new technical architectures, and work on the development of innovative software solutions and proof of concepts to solve our customers critical problems

● Be able to quickly learn about different Cisco products in order to integrate them in future solutions 
● Have a strategic engagement across various groups within Cisco 

Who You Are
● MSc degree in Computer Science or equivalent (PhD is a plus)
● 4-8 years experience in Information Technology (software development, cloud computing, IoT, ...)
● Experience in several of the following areas: artificial intelligence, security, Blockchain, AR/VR
● Good communication, interpersonal, project management, and organizational skills

Desired Skills
● Innovation should be part of your DNA and the ambition to change the industry

● Be curious and very interested by new technology trends
● Being a hands-on person with the ability to code and build proof-of-concepts

● Experience with agile development, design thinking and UX
● Entrepreneurial drive with demonstrated ability to achieve/stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment with shifting priorities and objectives

● Comfortable taking a position with imperfect or incomplete information
● Result oriented individual with high energy who wants to get the job done with integrity

● Fluent in written and spoken English

Why 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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