Software Engineering Lead, Collaboration Technology Growth Team

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Cisco Systems Inc.
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Job Description

Software Engineering Lead, Collaboration Technology Growth Team

What You'll Do

Cisco’s newly-formed Growth Team is on a mission to find new users and delight customers for our flagship messaging and video-conferencing product, Spark. We are laser-focused on improving Spark’s user experience – from initial awareness and onboarding, to day-to-day usage and support. We conduct experiments and use insights from data to drive our decisions.

On the Growth Team, you will work alongside a group of Designers, User Researchers, Data Scientists, Product Managers, and other Growth Engineers to design & execute experiments that will be seen or experienced by millions of people in a fast, collaborative process.

As a software engineering lead, you will provide technical leadership to major projects and guide a team of engineers – managing project goals, contributing to product strategy, and coaching your team. Day-to-day, you will lead a rapid development process with hands-on development of growth experiments and critical tooling.  

In this versatile role, you will be expected to contribute code and manage project schedules alongside product managers, identifying risks and communicating them to stakeholders to determine future direction of work. You should have experience with high-growth products and pragmatic designs that are simple and elegant, because other growth engineers will follow the example you set.

Who You'll Work With

We are a creative, diverse, and data-driven team, focused on continuous learning about our customers’ behaviors. We care deeply about the customer experience, and cherish the insights we uncover through our experimentation and analytics. We constantly partner with product, marketing, and support teams to run A/B tests, share knowledge, and use data to inform and influence roadmaps and business decisions.

Our tools empower us to move fast and dive deep – building and deploying tests to anticipate and rapidly respond to our customer’s needs. We measure in days, not weeks, and monitor our experiments’ results in real-time. We operate on evidence, evolving as we learn from our experiments.

  Who You Are

-       You are biased towards action, pragmatism, and results – tangible outcomes that you can measure

-       You see things how they should be, not just how they are

-       You understand that rapid product iteration through experimentation is the best way to determine what users want in software

  Minimum Qualifications

-       BS Degree in CS, or similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

-       5 years of hands-on software development experience, spanning frontend and backend work

-       2 years of experience leading technical teams – hiring and coaching software engineers

-       Experience programming in one of the following languages: Java, C++, or Python

-       Strong distributed systems and architecture knowledge and experience

  Preferred Qualifications  

-       MS or PhD in Computer Science, or closely related degree

-       Experience on a growth engineering team

-       Familiarity with SaaS growth tools - A/B testing, marketing automation, and analytics

-       Experience with the Java programming language and the Spring Framework

-       Experience with frontend web development, using HTML/CSS and a Javascript framework, such as React, Angular, Ember, Vue, etc.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco. 


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