Cisco SW Engineering manager in Chandlers Ford, United Kingdom

SW Engineering manager

  • Location: Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Collaboration, Video

  • Job Id 1230047

What You'll Do


  • Management of technical scrum teams working on software development, integration, test and release activities to meet timescales and deliverables as part of Ciscos and our customer’s development projects.

  • Evolve and develop integration methods, approaches, tools, infrastructure and techniques for use within the Group and the wider community promoting Agile methodologies including Kanban and Scrum.

  • Responsible for defining development, integration and test strategies and plans for projects. Covering scope definition, resource/timescale estimation, risks and mitigation plans.

  • Responsible for communicating and agreeing plans with Cisco & Customer Project managers acting as governance for agile estimation processes from the teams within fixed cost or fixed timeline contracts.

  • Lead, implement and be an advocate of agile process within the team and work with other Engineering Managers to ensure consistency across teams.

  • Responsible for scheduling, tracking and reporting of progress against plans to Cisco & Customer Project Managers.

  • Responsible for developing and managing collaborative relationships with partners, both internal and external, to ensure successful delivery of solutions.

  • Responsible for all personnel management of the group; ensuring 121’s, appraisals, training, career development, recruitment, pay and performance are all appropriately managed in line with company practise.

  • Responsible for software functionality, quality and delivery to schedule for the group.

Who You'll Work With

Cisco develops Digital TV software solutions and undertakes integration of this software with different hardware platforms for multiple customers. The software is deployed with satellite, cable and IP network operators around the world and is developed and integrated in the UK, India and Israel. The group directly reporting to the Engineering Manager covers multiple development, integration and test roles on these projects; specifically.

This position is in Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. This business includes a leading portfolio that spans the video delivery value chain with solutions including the Infinite Video Platform, cloud DVR, video processing, video security, video middleware, and services groups. Cisco has announced the sale of its SPVSS business to Permira. We anticipate that this role will transition to Permira with the SPVSS portfolio at close.

Who You Are

  • Relevant previous experience managing a team of software engineers

  • Outstanding people management skills and passion for people development

  • Experience working in Afileenvironment

  • Ideally worked in the digital TV or mobile technologies sector

  • Understanding of software development and integration approaches as well as tests methods

  • Preferably good understanding of STB hardware and software and/or end to end broadcast and IP Video systems.

Why Cisco

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