Director, Data Science
Cisco Meraki
San Jose
hace 1 día

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them : their students, patients, customers, and businesses.

We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

As Director Data Science, you will lead a central team to partner with our product teams to simplify complex enterprise IT workflows.

You will help these teams leverage the industry’s largest cloud managed networking platform and dataset to build features using data science and machine learning methods.

Your team will focus on providing the organization with access to clean data, robust shared tooling, and expertise in solving the right problems with the right techniques.

We are looking for a proven data science leader with experience and interest in building top-performing teams, guiding the application of data science and machine learning methods, an eye and passion for data quality, and the ability to connect analytics to business impact.

This role reports to the Meraki Head of Engineering (CTO / VP) and will work closely with Product Management as well as other senior leaders across Meraki.

Strong communication skills and the ability to be a strategic partner are a must.

This role can be fully remote (or based out of one of our offices)!


  • Be responsible for the vision, roadmap, and execution for the Data Science and Data Infrastructure teams
  • Evangelize the impact on the business of data science and machine learning techniques
  • Partner closely with a wide range of product and business teams
  • Grow our team of data analysts, scientists, and engineers to support both our R&D and go-to-market departments
  • Determine and run pipeline for team’s work and prioritize based on business needs
  • Support career paths, mentorship, and growth for team members
  • Provide technical direction on key data infrastructure decisions
  • Ensure access to high quality data and that consistent metrics and analytical approaches are being adhered to across the organization

  • 8+ years of experience in business analytics, consulting, data science, business intelligence, data quality, and / or data engineering
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Passionate about data quality and consistency
  • Demonstrated execution of outcomes against objectives and deadlines
  • Strong analytical intuition and eye for business
  • Interest in and ability to understand cloud networking technologies
  • Sense of urgency to drive impact

  • Experience leading people managers
  • PhD or relevant advanced degree in a technical field (e.g., engineering, science, math, statistics)
  • We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That's a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great teams come from a diverse set of backgrounds.

    Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

    The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic.

    Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required.

    The company will consider legally required accommodations / exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law.

    Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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