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Senior Technical Leader in Video

Job Description for Senior Technical Leader in Video

Our Division: CDTG is the technology arm of Cisco Corporate Development. Its primary responsibilities are technology diligence for acquisitions and investments, portfolio management, and technology strategy and advisory to execs across Cisco.

Our Group: The suitable candidate will be part of the CDTG Technology Advisory team.

We are currently seeking for a Senior Technical Leader in Video

Cisco is a leading player in the video domain, both as a network enabler, as well as providing complete solutions to Service Provider and Enterprise. Cisco has identified video a key business and technical priority, with ambitious goals to bring innovative video experiences for the customers.

The candidate should have the passion, drive and deep video knowledge to help shape and realize this ambition. He should have played an instrumental technical role in the development and deployment of large scale video systems delivering to millions of end users. He should be equally comfortable with Service Provider, Internet and Enterprise video technologies, and have a strong sense of how these will evolve in the future.

This person will be a key contributor in delivering technical strategy for a wide portfolio of Cisco’s current and future markets. This person will also be called upon to deliver independent company, technology and competitive analysis to senior management and top executives.

We are looking for an experienced candidate with 15+ years of experience in diverse technologies and companies, with a proven record of strategic thinking, excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills. This position demands the ability to solve a mix of technology and business problems, to influence management team, and to address multiple projects and challenges at the same time.

Location: The job position is based in San Jose, CA, USA (Cisco HQ)

The ideal candidate would possess a strong understanding of Service Provider / Enterprise Video solutions, and Internet Services.

A typical job position in CDTG requires an extensive ability in strategic advisory and executive consulting. Therefore we are looking for a high performer able to influence the decision making at Cisco, with a proven record of strategic thinking, analytics skills, and excellent written and verbal communication.

This position demands deep understanding of technologies, business drivers, and emerging trends as well as an ability to solve a mix of technology and business problems, influence broad management teams, and address multiple projects and challenges at the same time. This is a high-level position with broad scope, which will require creativity, risk-taking, resilience and pragmatism.

• Masters Degree in Computer Science

Key Requirements (knowledge/experience) in several of the following technologies:
• Systems Architecture: experience in architecting complex video systems (in real world with millions of users).
• Software Development: minimum 5 years of experience in programming and shipping complex technical platforms.
• Previous experience in Service Provider video solutions – including traditional linear, on-demand as well as broadband video delivery solutions.
• Previous experience in Video Conferencing, Unified Communication space, Video Processing technologies, including video processing in the cloud.
• IP Video technologies, including Adaptive Video Streaming technologies.
• Previous experience with Content Delivery Network/Caching architecture design, implementation, operations.
• Background in large scale IP based content/video management, distribution and control desirable
• Background in Ad insertion, IPTV, CaTV, VoD, content distribution and management desirable.
• IP Networking Protocols and Home Networking
• Experience in Java/C++ and other higher-level programming and scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, JavaScript desirable.
• Good networking knowledge/background desirable.
• Contribution to industry standards and open source projects desirable.

Core Responsibilities
• Have the necessary technical skills to communicate the details of complex video solution opportunities
• Act as an advisor to Senior management on the new trends and threats in Video
• Lead technology advisory, technical research and technical due diligence (during investments and acquisitions)
• Engage and collaborate with customers, partners and relevant Cisco Business Units
• Drive cross functional technical alignment on the definition, understanding & architecture of technologies and solutions in one or more key areas

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible with great desire to learn
• Ability to work and communicate with groups with diverse technology & business focus
• Comfortable ‘taking a position’ with imperfect or incomplete information
• Analytical skills necessary to assess information and apply judgment in decision-making
• Top performer, passionate, and able to embark and continually motivate people
• Deep hands on experience, and passion for creating technology innovation
• Passion and respect for open source without an "open source only" attitude
• Entrepreneurial drive with demonstrated ability to achieve/stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment
• Proven leadership capabilities and ability to operate successfully in an unstructured, fluid environment
• Very comfortable in communicating with C-level execs
• Fluency in written and spoken English

If you share our passion for technology innovation and you love to interact with industry thought leaders on a daily basis, this is the job for you.

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