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

Senior Program Manager - Technical

Cambridge, United States

Program/Project Management

Jan 02, 2019 Post Date

015172 Requisition #


Akamai's Platform Engineering group is seeking a detail-oriented problem-solver to plan, communicate, execute, and drive business, strategic, and technical programs within the group and across Akamai. In this role, you will be supporting design, development, integration, and quality assurance activities on large cross-functional programs that directly contribute to achieving Akamai’s goals and objectives.

To succeed in this role, you must be comfortable in and around technical work, as well as an organized self-starter with demonstrated ability to learn new systems and tools, prioritize activities, and generate high quality deliverables. You will effectively apply internal standards, plan new work, share the results of ongoing work, and facilitate communications between teams while also considering the big picture.

As a senior Program Manager you will be responsible for the following:

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

  • Coordinate initiatives across key stakeholders to create workload forecasts, program scope, priorities, and requirements.

  • Develop, edit, maintain, and publish program and project documentation including schedules, risk management reports, dependencies, and resource estimates for various initiatives.

  • Communicate results of work and program status, including regular program review material.

  • Identify areas of risk and opportunity, manage conflicts, and collaboratively create mutually acceptable solutions.

  • Develop strong partnerships with engineering and management professionals and program stakeholders across the organization.

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

  • Support the advancement of the Program Management profession within Akamai

About the Team

The Akamai Intelligent Platform® is the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. It reaches globally and delivers locally, providing the ubiquity required to scale reliably and to adapt quickly to changes.

The Platform Engineering organization is a technical organization of 450 people who innovate and develop the Intelligent Platform, and enable the success and ongoing innovation of Akamai’s Product Development Group. This team’s software provides fundamental services that operate Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. The team is charged to innovate and develop new software systems and system enhancements that ensure that Akamai’s systems operate effectively and optimally when globally deployed.

Required Education and Experience

  • 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree;or

  • 6 years and a Master’s degree; or

  • 3 years experience with a PhD; or equivalent experience.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience as a technical program manager/project manager

  • 5+ years managing complex programs across teams

  • 5+ years working in software development lifecycle environments

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership to drive projects to completionStrong communication skills and ability to interface and collaborate with multiple teams and functionsStrong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to drive the day-to-day activities of internal resources

  • Action oriented, capable of multitasking well, and able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with industry standard SDLC tools, including Confluence and Jira

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new technologies
Hands-on technical experience

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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

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