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AppDynamics Director, Software Development Engineering

Cisco Systems Inc.
Bengaluru, KA 560002

About Us:

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds. Using AppDynamics, youll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

AppDynamics R&D Centre in Bangalore is founded in 2015 and independently leads core product and engineering areas, working closely with San Francisco and other teams. Over last 4 years, we have grown to 300+ people and Bangalore R&D Center has evolved as a centre of excellence for innovation in AppDynamics. We are building a super strong team, that is working on very interesting and challenging problems at scale. We have an amazing and happy work culture at Bangalore, where entire centre works as one single team and truly cares for each other!

About the Team

The Director of Engineering is responsible for the core Application Performance Management (APM) solution at AppDynamics. We work with our customers, sales teams, designers, architects and engineers to develop products that delight our customers and advance their strategic goals. We listen, we bring people together, we build consensus out of ambiguity and we pay attention to the details to ensure quality. We lead as problem-solvers and build a deeply technological product with some of the worlds best technical and creative people to solve our customers toughest challenges.

About the Role:

Youll nurture the core piece of the product portfolio APM and be part of our team that is fostering its growth. As a Director of Engineering, your role will be to understand the needs of our customers and guide and coordinate a team of architects, principal engineers and engineering managers to deliver a product that has a transformative impact for those customers. You will have the opportunity and the challenge to think deeply about the direction of our product & the engineering architecture, and to work with a team to see it all come alive. In this role, you will:

  • You will lead a large cross-functional team of 30-40 members as a manager of managers
  • Partner closely with technical architects, principal engineers, and more on designing and developing the foundation of our product infrastructure
  • Partner with cross-functional core stakeholders in engineering, product management, program management, release management, QA, design, performance engineering, sales, and professional services teams to lead the technology vision/direction.
  • Collaborate with multiple engineering groups within AppD across San Francisco, Bangalore, and Prague offices to drive Features, Releases, E2E solutions.
  • Build a culture of engineering execution excellence coupled with world-class innovation.
  • Build, retain and motivate a team of talented top talent and passionate leaders as we grow the Bangalore organization.
  • Achieve a balance between the various demands of the organization and its customers as you prioritize your backlog
  • Partner closely with Product Management to guide product strategy.
  • Develop empathy for our customers and field teams so that you understand our customers and their needs. You will articulate those needs within AppDynamics and lead product initiatives that build solutions tailored to meet those needs as they evolve

About you:

You are an engineering leader who is passionate about building a high-performing team that has the ability to build highly robust and scalable systems in the service-oriented architecture. Your ability to solve problems, build relationships and consensus and stay on top of the details of execution are critical to you and to how you deliver the product.


  • 15 - 20+ years of software development experience, with a strong track record of leadership in technology strategy and product delivery.
  • 5+ years proven experience in software engineering leadership roles, managing large engineering teams. Managing multiple managers and senior managers is essential.
  • Sound technical depth - ability to go deep into technical architecture and design details to help team make right decisions.
  • Grasp of technical concepts especially around building SaaS and On Prem products and be able to articulate clear requirements and needs clearly to a cross functional team


  • Bachelors or Masters degree on Computer Science (required)
  • Experience as an Engineering Director, overseeing Software Development Managers in a highly scalable product company
  • Track record of shipping software, ideally enterprise SaaS
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decisions across all company levels, especially without formal authority
  • Ability to deliver quality software in time-constrained environments


Posted: 2020-10-12 Expires: 2020-11-11

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Cisco Systems Inc.
Bengaluru, KA 560002

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