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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Principal Technical Program Manager - Enterprise Coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Would the chance to influence and lead technical programs excite you?

Do you enjoy working with globally distributed, diverse pool of stakeholders and supporting them with your expertise?

Join Program Management in our Platform Engineering Team

Our Platform Engineering team is responsible for developing the industry-leading Akamai Intelligent Platform, delivering secure, high-performing user experiences globally. Our software provides fundamental services to operate Akamais distributed network of servers. The Program Management team is an agile, international, and collaborative team leading programs to support the ongoing innovation and evolution of the Akamai Intelligent Platform to optimise global effectiveness.

Be a part of our highly-visible program management team

As Principal Technical Program Manager, you'll be in a high visible role to coach Leadership and Teams into Agile best Practices and Transformation Experiences. You will plan, communicate, execute, and shape business, strategic and technical programs with diverse leaders and stakeholders. You'll be supporting teams in the design, development, integration, and quality assurance activities, while also considering the big picture.

As a Principal Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Utilizing project management methodologies and best practices to ensure the successful delivery of large and complex projects, programs, and releases

  • Coordinating initiatives with key stakeholders to create roadmaps, program scope, priorities, and requirements

  • Reporting on program status, areas of risk/opportunity, process dependencies and success metrics to internal stakeholders

  • Adopting best-practice guidelines to influence and implement continuous improvements to the processes

  • Creating and maintaining project dashboards using JIRA, Confluence, and industry standard Tools

  • Managing and tracking internal team dependencies as well as external dependencies

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, another related field or its equivalent.

  • Have the ability to lead aspects of the Agile Transformation efforts from legacy Methodologies to Agile

  • Have detailed understanding of the software development lifecycle and experience managing complex technical software programs across teams

  • Be able to prioritize workload across multiple projects and communicate technical issues effectively to senior stakeholders of varying technical ability

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills needed to work across global constituencies across multiple time zones

  • Have experience with multiple process methodologies such as Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Waterfall, Traditional PMI methods, etc. in order to influence improvement (certifications welcome but not required)

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, were curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, youll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.