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

Technical Program Manager II

Cambridge, United States

Program/Project Management

Dec 03, 2018 Post Date

014993 Requisition #


We are looking for a program manager to drive a number of key security compliance programs. This individual will contribute to strategic programs which will directly support Akamai and its customers. To succeed in this role, the candidate must be well-organized, technically-oriented, and a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to lead, prioritize, and generate high quality deliverables, and also effectively facilitate communications between teams while also considering the big picture.

As Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for:

*Leading security compliance initiatives and assessments including responses to audit-related inquiries

  • Planning and executing compliance programs from scoping to final deliverables with an eye for documenting and continuous process improvements

  • Establishing and driving goals and consensus across cross-functional teams with members spanning Akamai, including Information Security, Platform Engineering, Product Development Engineering, Product Operations and Networks

*Uniting core teams, driving cadence and follow-up actions by establishing agendas and handling logistics

  • Articulating the technology, requirements, goals, and milestones to stakeholders

  • Provide direction within a team of information security professionals; communicate clearly and concisely with executive leadership

  • Proactively managing risks and issues to mitigate their impact on projects

  • Preparing and presenting program status to management and stakeholders

  • Effectively managing program milestones with Business Units and IS teams

  • Conducting ongoing communication of your program and reduce surprises by proactively managing risks
* Building subject matter expertise, stay up to date on technology, and identify key partnerships to define team roadmaps
* Owning and developing key metrics for your security program, and provide transparency for changes to corporate security risks

  • Communicating well through clear written and verbal communications, active listening, and transparency.

About the Team

Akamai's InfoSec Team is responsible for safeguarding the security of Akamai’s infrastructure and provide internal advocacy for security practices. Within this larger context, the Security Compliance team works closely with product and platform teams throughout the company to help ensure that Akamai systems meet both the safety and security compliance needs of our customers and the public.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or

  • 3 years and a Master’s degree or

  • a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in technical project management

Desired Skills

  • Certifications in PMP, CISA, or CISSP are a plus

  • Experience with FedRAMP, PCI, SOC2, NIST CSF and working with external audit firms

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to independently lead program work at an enterprise scale

  • Proven leadership, organization, and planning skills

  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prepare, prioritize, and complete work plans

  • Experience working in a fast-paced matrix organization

  • Excellent influencing, facilitation, and partnering skills

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of security controls, IT controls and related standards

  • Ability to interact and communicate with senior executives across multiple business areas

  • Demonstrated ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under tight deadlines while responding to changing business and technical conditions

  • Proven ability to deliver cross-functional strategic initiatives

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally across a wide range of constituencies

  • Internet or software industry experience is strongly preferred

  • Experience with industry standard SDLC tools, including Confluence and Jira, is also a plus

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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