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Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Technical Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Technical Program Manager

Cambridge, United States

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Program/Project Management

Sep 06, 2019 Post Date

018399 Requisition #

Overview

Are you the kind of person that is a driven, results-oriented Program Manager? If so, we have an opening for you! Here is an opportunity to work with our Media/Carrier team to plan, communicate, execute, and deliver our major projects, products, and solutions. In this role, you will work on products that will see deployment on Akamai's Global Network and on the systems of the top carriers, media companies, and entertainment companies in the world.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager you will:

  • Drive product-centric core teams, partnering closely with cross-functional teams of Engineering, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Services, and Support to define, develop, and deploy product roadmap solutions that meet customer needs.

  • Participate in, refine, and materially lead the Product Process for various products and solutions, including leadership of the full software development lifecycle and release process for various development teams and software releases.

  • Use project management methodologies and best practices to ensure the successful delivery of products, projects, and releases.

  • Participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve methodologies.

  • Negotiate program scope definition (and modification) independently. Work with program sponsors to prepare for executive presentations.

  • Provide guidance and informal mentoring for team members.

About the Team

The Media/Carrier team is responsible for the definition and development of the software used to ingest, store, manage, and deliver digital media content via the Akamai network. In addition, we define and develop the leading software to support Carrier Delivery and the leading DNS products in the market today. This includes developing and maintaining Akamai’s industry-leading products that are an integral part of Akamai's globally distributed network of EdgeServers that deliver content for major customers and events.

Required Education and Experience:

  • 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or

  • 6 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree

Required Skills

  • 8+ years of project management experience.

  • 5+ years of release management, or broad experience with the software development lifecycle.

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related equivalent degree

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams (engineering, QA, release management, network operations, product management, professional services, etc).

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to drive the day-to-day activities of internal resources

  • Must be action oriented, capable of multi-tasking well, and able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new technologies.

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence is a strong plus.

  • Hands-on technical experience is a strong plus.

  • Knowledge of Internet and/or Media/Carrier technologies (DNS, HTTP, streaming, web servers, etc.) a strong plus.

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.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @AkamaiCareers onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please clickhere.

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

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