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Cisco New Product Program Manager – Optics - Acacia in Maynard, Massachusetts

Acacia, now part of Cisco, designs intelligent transceivers using sophisticated signal processing and photonic integration for the 100G, 400G and 1T bit speed fiber optic transmission market deployed in data center, metro, long-haul and ultra-long haul telecommunication networks.

What You’ll Do

Lead and program manage the development and release to manufacturing of optical modules and silicon photonics. The NPPM is responsible for handling the product lifecycle from pre-concept commit to FCS. You will partner with Optics BUs, PLM, and Engineering and will lead a cross functional team from Cisco Optics Operations to deliver optical transceiver modules. You will be accountable to meet time to market requirements, product cost targets, yield goals, and volume ramp plans.

Who You’ll Work With

As part of the NPI team in Optics Operations, the NPPM partners with the Optics BU, PLM, Engineering, and Operations functions. You will work with a cross functional team in Optics Operations and will partner with Supply Chain Operations functions, including Global Sourcing and Technology & Quality.

Who You Are

You are an authority in the manufacturing and supply chain management of optics and opto-electronic assemblies. You are a leader who steers a cross functional team to achieve a common set of goals. You possess:

  • Extraordinary program management skills

  • Deep experience in leading cross-functional teams to achieve results by identifying and aligning to shared goals, priorities, and dedications. Able to hold peers, partners, and yourself accountable.

  • Understanding of optical product and semiconductor supply chain, manufacturing and development methodologies.

  • Understanding of silicon photonics technology.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to lead teams to solve complex technical and business problems.

  • Ability to influence key partners, senior leaders, and external partners.

Our Minimum Qualifications for This Role

  • 10+ years minimum experience in supply chain, manufacturing, or product development

  • 3+ years of Program Management experience in optical communications and/or semiconductors

  • 3+ years of experience with program management SW tools such as Excel, MS Project, SharePoint, etc.

  • BA/BS degree

  • Experience working on new product introductions with manufacturers, suppliers, and product development teams

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

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.