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Director of IT Internal Audit

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Akamai's Internal Audit Team is looking to hire a talented and driven Director of IT Audit.  The Director of IT Audit will manage (and occasionally perform) audit reviews of highly complex networks that carry up to 30% of the world’s daily Internet traffic across 220 thousand servers.   Reporting directly to the Head of Internal Audit, this position offers exposure to a great variety of work.  The Director of IT Audit will also:

  • Conduct cyber-security risk reviews and control assessments to ensure our processes are consistent with cutting-edge industry leading practices.
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities for an organization that is the market leader in a high-growth in a cutting-edge technology industry. 
  • Lead a team of three.
  • Set the strategy for the IT audit team, including developing the annual IT audit plan and overseeing the scope of each IT audit.
  • Work closely with senior management throughout the company to evaluate processes or programs that are strategically or financially important and to identify process deficiencies or enhancements, and ensure action is taken to address these.
  • Monitor organizational performance to identify areas where IT audit reviews could add value to the organization.
  • Manage a team of high-performing auditors through project fieldwork and reporting, monitor progress of engagements and report status to the Head of Internal Audit.
  • Perform ongoing analysis and assessments of IT risks (including cyber security, data protection and confidentiality, technology change, technology reliability) assumed by the business.
  • Supervise the administration of our SOX IT compliance program, including liaising with external auditors.
  • Evaluate staff on achievement of department and personal objectives and act as a mentor to develop and achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Represent the Internal Audit function on company initiatives and special projects
  • Identify and contribute to other department initiatives and administration requirements, as requested by Head of Internal Audit.
  • Provide consulting support to critical system development projects to provide assurance that such programs are consistent with our Software Development Life Cycle and Program Management guidelines.
  • Ad hoc special assignments, as needed.

About the Team

The Internal Audit Department was established in 2006 and reports to the Audit Committee of Akamai’s Board of Directors. 

The Department’s charter is to systematically evaluate and recommend improvements for the effectiveness of risk management, controls, operational processes and governance, to enable the organization to be more effective in meeting its business objectives.  Each year we perform a wide variety of risk-based internal audits as well as collaborating with management on consultative projects.

The Department consists of ten full time professionals and, also utilizes outside consulting firms for various audit activities.  Travel is 0-5%.

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree and 8 years of experience, or 12 years with BS/BA, with focus on information systems. 
  • Applicable experience in; information systems, cyber security and information technology auditing, and experience in a Senior Manager or Director role.

Desired Qualifications

  • CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP certification a plus.
  • 4 years experience in Big 4 Public Accounting
  • 6 years of experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, COBIT, and COSO. 
  • Applicable experience would include a mixture of public accounting (Big 4) information systems, and IT Internal Audit function of a publicly traded company within the high technology / telecommunications industries. The candidate should have knowledge and experience with professional standards, including COBIT. 
  • Extensive knowledge of system development life cycle concepts, including AGILE development. 
  • Excellent understanding of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls by considering business and technology risks in an integrated manner, including appropriate segregation of duties, where applicable.
  • Experience using analytical skills to identify significant process issues and recommend practical solutions in a complex technology environment.
  • Advanced degree desired (MS Computer Science or Information Systems, MBA).
  • A successful candidate should have a strong understanding of complex networks, network management and operations, a detailed understanding of internal audit procedures, and should be passionate about championing IT controls and governance concepts throughout the organization


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, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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 at

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

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