Director, Engineering - Blockchain

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 10.JUN.2018


What You'll Do You will be part of Cisco s Corporate Strategy Office (CSO) working on cutting-edge innovation, cultivating and capturing new...


What You'll Do You will be part of Cisco s Corporate Strategy Office (CSO) working on cutting-edge innovation, cultivating and capturing new opportunities at lightning speed. You will join an internal startup team within the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group (CSIG) developing a state of the art Enterprise Blockchain solution. You will lead a team of software developers through the whole product development process with a lightweight Agile approach and use the latest tools and processes with a strong focus on software quality.
Who You'll Work With Cisco s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group (CSIG) is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a real passion for all-things innovation. You will join a team of seasoned executives and developers building a creative best in class solution. CSIG is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies, which includes Blockchain, drones, cognitive computing, AR / VR and other areas of interest.
Who You Are You are an experienced, confident and hands-on engineering leader with meaningful full life cycle product and software development expertise. You are a passionate, hands-on and innovative leader, with ability to deliver on the sprint that takes us from MVP to industry leading product. You have a consistent record of accomplishment of delivering high quality and on-time product development.
Your Responsibilities will Include: Leading a team of experienced developers to deliver a state of the art Enterprise Blockchain platform as part of an internal start-up team.
Work closely with executive team and product management to manage roadmap and execute on taking an MVP to industry leading product
Lead agile engineering operations for product development, quality assurance and Devops. Engage in sprint and release planning and be responsible for execution and delivery.
Hands-on technology leadership and driving platform technical decisions
Lead organization including hiring and retaining talent, motivating team and inspiring a vibrant and can-do culture.
Our Minimum Requirements for this Role: 15+ years of experience in Enterprise system and software product development, with 5+ years leading engineering teams.
Experience in systems software development in one or more of the following: distributed systems, database internals, transaction management, or operating systems
Expertise in cloud native, micro-services based system software development
Broad and deep technical knowledge and passion for learning new technologies rapidly.
Understanding of the cryptographic principles underpinning Blockchain technologies
Knowledge of standard methodologies for web-scale infrastructure
A Master s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Bonus: Experience working with, or knowledge of blockchain solutions
Professional Skills: Extremely strong interpersonal, influence and communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to assess and clearly communicate business value and technical and project risk
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Adaptability and ability to thrive in a fast paced, high growth and rapidly changing environment
Strong business insight and thought leadership

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