Product Manager, Generative AI
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Who We Are
Outshift by Cisco is the emerging tech incubation group that
explores, identifies, and creates new businesses for Cisco. We are
passionate about being at the cutting edge of technology, taking
Cisco into new markets and building exciting products that solve
tomorrow's biggest challenges.
Like a startup, we take an entrepreneurial approach to success. We
incubate ideas into products that solve critical needs, then
deliver an experience that delights users and customers from
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to full-blown commercial offering.
Outshift is about innovation. We look from 12 months out to five
years into the future, flexibly working to solve problems instead
of fitting into a defined job description. We celebrate learning,
and expect our teams to move fast, challenging assumptions and
finding new ways of solving problems. Outshifters enjoy gaining
experience across a breadth of technological and business
challenges and can expect to shift across products/problems and
build new skills regularly.
We're building the next wave of startup-like innovation with the
support of a trusted name like Cisco. Where else will you get to do
this? Come create with us.
Learn more about us at outshift.com.
Who You'll Work With
The Outshift team is highly visible within Cisco as it's leading
the future innovation for the business. As part of the Strategy,
Incubations & Applications group led by Cisco's Chief Strategy
Officer, you'll be working with some of the organization's most
In this role, you can expect to:
- Work with customers to understand pain-points, priorities, and
- Work with engineering, design, machine learning (ML)
scientists, and program operations to define and execute the
- Work with marketing, growth, and business development teams to
develop and execute effective Go-To-Market (GTM) strategies for
- Collaborate with marketing team to develop key collaterals -
product documents, data sheets, value props, sales decks, ROI
calculators, and demo videos
- Brainstorm and review ideas, proposals, and strategy with
senior leaders in Outshift and other Cisco businesses
What You'll Do
As Sr. Product Manager focused on Generative and Predictive AI, you
have a strong mix of product management, technology, and developer
experience acumen, coupled with strategic vision and proven
execution. You have strong analytical skills and a comprehensive
understanding of business processes and SaaS & cloud product
strategy, which you will bring to bear in the service of the
- Conduct customer, market, competitive, and industry research in
generative and predictive AI machine learning models, tooling, and
applications, and develop a clear strategy around how to win in
- Articulate Total Addressable Market (TAM) we can target after
analyzing users' pain points in the target market
- Own the creation of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) definition and
product roadmaps that elevate customer value proposition and
differentiators at every stage
- Establish milestones & key metrics to evaluate the success and
failure of the project
- Design compelling user and buyer persona journeys both for the
product user experience and go-to-market to deliver a low-friction,
- Validate Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and demos with key customers
and prospects to build strong conviction around product
- Execute on the product plan with urgency to help the team hit
aggressive milestones and launch the product in the market
- Iterate on customer and stake-holder feedback to address
friction points and adoption blockers
Who You Are
You have a passion for thinking bigger and broader than your role.
You have strong social skills, independent judgment, and a capacity
for strategic thinking and collaborative decision-making. You
approach your work with integrity, and empathy for your customers
and your stakeholders. You have a successful track record in
creating product strategies, delivering new offerings, and
contributing to portfolio simplification and transformation.
- Engineering degree required; Masters' degree strongly
- Minimum 5 years progressive experience in product management
with technical products
- Proven experience in building products with Generative and
Predictive AI technologies
- Deep understanding of the emerging trends in Generative AI
- Growth mind-set of diving into new areas and quickly developing
a strong point of view
- Expertise in building decision frameworks that help make
objective investment calls
- Mastery in building quick credibility with customers and
partners on complex topics
- Problem solving approach and a can-do attitude
- Strategic, critical but creative thinker with strong business
- Ability to work within cross-functional team environments
- Experience defining epics and writing user stories
- Skilled in design thinking and UX/UI best practices
#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
travelling 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 size 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
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!
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects
the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S.
locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles
the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also
eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales
positions include base and incentive compensation target.
Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and
additional factors, including but not limited to skillset,
experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training.
Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on
their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details
about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring
U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision
insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short
and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and
numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid
holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday,
plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days
of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away
to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into
their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back
to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock
through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on
top of their base salary, which is split between quota and
non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at
the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue
attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds
100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five
times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For
non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales
objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans
do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive
compensation to be paid.
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