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Senior Director of Engineering

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Security Business Group (SBG) is at the forefront of developing solutions for addressing the security challenges of our customers. With annual revenue exceeding $2B, it is one of the fastest-growing businesses at Cisco. As Cisco is transforming its business model aggressively to a software and recurring revenue model, the security business is leading this journey with 40%+ YoY growth in software recurring revenue.

The Cloud Security group within SBG focuses on developing cloud-delivered security solutions (SaaS based) in a platform-centric approach. This group values and nurtures innovation in an incredibly powerful and high-growth domain. The group was formed by combining some of the existing cloud assets Cisco had with two hugely successful acquisitions - OpenDNS and CloudLock. Our vision is to build the most complex security solutions in a cloud-delivered way with utmost simplicity - disrupt the industry's thinking around how deep and how broad a security solution can be while keeping it easy to deploy and simple to manage. We are at an exciting stage of this journey with 100% YoY growth, and looking for a hard-working, innovative, and productive engineering leader for our Product and Infra Engineering group to help us scale our business.

Why is cloud security-relevant? Because today's world has changed. The way we work has fundamentally changed. There are more roaming users than ever with the rapid growth of BYOD. Business applications have moved to the cloud. Enterprise's critical infrastructure has been moving to the public/private cloud. At the same time, the threat landscape has drastically changed with the increased sophistication of attacks. The notion of traditional perimeter-based security is being disrupted. Since users, apps, and infrastructure have all moved to the cloud, security must too. Welcome to the team of geeks passionate about solving this very problem and making the world a better place...a secure place.
We have a highly scalable cloud infrastructure spread across 40+ data centers where we run our cloud security applications that operate at a massive scale - 500B+ requests per day from 65M+ daily active users.

What You'll Do

--- You will lead geographically distributed large engineering teams to drive our SSE / SASE services offering including traffic acquisition and infrastructure services

--- You will lead key transformational initiatives including cloud-native IPSEC headend, ZTNA including building & operating services in the public cloud.

--- You will drive operational excellence by managing the team to KPIs and implementing effective processes and systems that enable the organization to enterprise scale.

--- Partner with multi-functional core stakeholders within engineering, product management, and field teams to lead the technology direction and facilitate key technical decision points.

--- Collaborate with multiple engineering groups within Cisco to drive E2E solutions and enable leveraging of technologies.

--- Work closely with Product leads to drive product and technology strategy.

--- Build a culture of execution excellence coupled with innovation.

--- Build a team of hard-working and passionate leaders as we scale.

Who You Are

--- Strong track record of leadership in technology strategy, managing large organizations (100+ engineers) delivering and operating widely deployed SaaS products.

--- Track record of delivering products through one of the main Cloud platforms: AWS, Azure or GCP

--- Experience in leading and collaborating with teams across time zones.

--- Background in driving agile and lean practices, DevOps culture, and iterative customer feedback-based development.

--- Master's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred

Highly Desirable Skills

--- Strong technical expertise in networking technologies and cloud architectural patterns. Key technology areas include HTTP/HTTPS, Proxy, API services, Containerization, Micro-services, Application monitoring, and Elastic scaling.

--- Expertise in Security domain - exposure to network and web security technologies and industry trends - firewalls, web security, intrusion detection, and prevention systems, and DNS-based security

--- Good working knowledge of emerging cyber threats and threat intelligence techniques to detect and remediate threats.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we are "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we are also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns, and protects. No other company can do what we do - you cannot put us in a box!
But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire salaries in U.S. locations. For non-sales roles, the hiring ranges reflect base salary and do not include bonuses, equity, or benefits. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive target, and do not include equity or benefits. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

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