19 days old

Program Manager - Global Product Certifications

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

In today's dynamic digital environment, security is everyone's job. At Cisco, the Offer Security and Certifications Organization is at the core of making infrastructure more secure. Your involvement in this strategic and ambitious team will allow you to be part of one of Cisco's major objectives - to be the Number 1 Trusted Business partner to our customers. The Security and Trust Organization reports to Cisco's Chief Security Officer and is responsible for leading the innovation, training, and implementation of security and trust features and processes across all of Cisco's products.

The Team

You will report into the Program Management and Operations office as part of the Global Certifications Team (GCT). The GCT is responsible for enabling and protecting sales for our US Government and Federal agencies, as well as many international standards bodies. This team works with Sales and Business Unit partners to insure the correct security and trust features and functionality are included in new product releases. You will work with third party labs and government authorities to ensure the Cisco product is validated and included in the proper listings for external access.

  • Maintain deep understanding of the product and system development life cycle.
  • Maintain knowledge of job specific certification processes.
  • Assist with & influence the assessment, planning and management of related programs.
  • Identify and drive process improvements.
  • Assist with overall system team FY metrics and define the Operational Excellence Goals.
  • Develop the certification program plan with critical path, financial, resource, material requirements, impacts and mitigation plans.
  • Program execution from Commit to completion of certification or initiative, on time, within budget and meeting key requirements.
  • Present program status at commit landmarks, Ops reviews, and Program meetings.
  • College degree - preferably BS in Engineering or other technical discipline
  • 5 - 7 years of Program Management Experience
  • Traditional and Cloud Offer experience preferred
  • Excellent communications skill at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-changing environment
  • PMP preferred but not mandatory
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to balance multiple programs
  • Ability to supply or drive legal contracts and SOW development.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to lead others not reporting directly to you
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge in Agile Program management - Scrum or Kanban
  • Proactive engagement and work discipline
  • Vendor Management


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Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.




Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Posted: 2020-11-06 Expires: 2020-12-16

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