Technical Program Manager - Software

Cisco Meraki

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology, we can free hard-working people to focus on their mission. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

Meraki is seeking an expert Technical Program Manager for driving multi-functional and IoT software engineering programs. Come be part of the team that delivers innovative products for businesses and organizations of all sizes. As a Technical Program Manager, you will work closely with our Engineering, Product Management, and other multi-functional teams to shepherd through all phases of development. Our goal is to deliver high quality products on time and within budget.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Partnering with the Engineering Director to help the organization build and implement a complex and highly collaborative software roadmap
  • Lead IoT programs spanning across the entire IoT software engineering teams, including but not limited to cameras, sensors, and AI deployed at the edge
  • Build and drive program plan with well-managed dependencies and partner alignment
  • Implement and track program work, achievements, action items, technical dependencies, risks, and mitigation plans
  • Cultivate collaboration by breaking down silos between teams
  • Maintain accountability on project commitments and work you're doing
  • Understand product use cases and communicate technically with engineering and product teams
  • Develop strong working relationships with multi-functional teams to best understand and deliver on business goals and priorities
  • Prepare program status reports and executive briefings for various collaborator groups
  • Partner with ICD to drive IC Lifecyle and process improvements
  • Driving Roadmap planning, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), and Quality Reviews for the IoT team

You are ideal for this role if you have:

  • Bachelors or higher degree in a related technical field or equivalent experience in software engineering
  • 8+ proven experience as Program Manager in software, hardware, embedded, networking, IoT technologies or products
  • 3+ years of experience as Program Manager specifically in software products and IoT backend technologies
  • Consistent track record of delivering high quality products
  • Experience working across global teams to drive programs optimally through multiple time zones
  • Experience working in medium to large size companies, which have gone through significant personnel growth in the SW engineering organization
  • Strong understanding of software development processes and Agile methodologies
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with project planning tools (Jira, Gantt charts, Confluence, Google Docs)
  • Appetite for rapid changes and comfort with navigating through uncertain/ambiguous situations
  • Experience working in an agile (Scrum, Kanban, etc…) environment
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