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Manager of Information Security

018466 Requisition #

We are seeking a manager dedicated to personnel and team development to direct the activities of a small team of security researchers and information security professionals. The team will be focused on supporting risk decisions in Akamai’s product engineering through careful prioritization of assignments and solid guidance, collaborative engagement with the business functions, and act as a resource for the Information Security department in matters of how security research can best be approached at Akamai. 

A strong candidate will help the department conscientiously develop a culture of rapid learning, will have demonstrated principled management skills, strong writing skills in styles ranging from relationship building and persuasive to concise and informative, solid history of good judgement, understanding of security practices and at some past demonstration of program management. Success in this position will result in a team of fast growing researchers who are developing the technical and influence skills that make them sought after resources for advice and guidance on matters of security by all areas of the company. 


● Manage day to day tasking of Architect Studio team members, ensuring appropriate skill development and support of departmental needs

● Manage long term development of Studio members, establish career goals and develop toward them

● Help teach research and influence skills to technical members of InfoSec

● Track and communicate Studio work, progress, abilities and needs to InfoSec management-Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with business units, including developing a strategy to support their security maturity

● Supporting product teams in understanding the risks their technical choices bring to the business

● Providing expert advice during security incidents

About the Team

Akamai's InfoSec Team is responsible for safeguarding the security of Akamai’s infrastructure and provide internal advocacy for security practices. We provide advice, review, expertise, and support to organizations across Akamai. We design and debug control systems, organize security solutions, investigate and respond to security incidents, conduct compliance audits. We combine backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, computer science, biochemistry, and linguistics to solve complex problems. We value knowledge of all kinds and expect mutual sharing with all of our colleagues, emphasizing kindness and respect both inside and outside the team.The Adversarial Resilience (AR) team within InfoSec supports the business in facing the quickly changing threat landscape and preparing for tomorrow’s attacks by combining an understanding of system safety, architectural analysis, network engineering, software development, and organizational cooperation. We emphasize building common understanding with one another and the rest of the business, in the knowledge that communication and trust are as important as any technical component to solving the problems we face. The Architect Studio within AR is a team of curious security researchers who are part of the technical backbone of Akamai’s security practice, supporting safety, product development, incident response and advising engineering teams on security and risk across the company. The team is a part of the Security Architecture group in InfoSec and has responsibilities in evaluating Akamai systems and communicating how they can be proven or modeled to work to all levels of the company.

Basic Qualifications

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

● 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

● 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

● 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

● Can bring focus and collaborative team work to a collection of skilled, independent staff

● 2+ yrs experience leading a team of engineers or other technical staff 

● 2+ yrs experience in supporting business goals and functioning as part of a high-performance cross-discipline team 

● 2+ years people management

● 2+ years training/teaching or research

Desired Qualifications

● Masters in Computer Science, Engineering or related analytical field

● Excellent technical aptitude and a desire to learn constantly

● Responsible, self-disciplined, and motivated

● Can exhibit good judgement in both careful, well thought out strategic settings and fast paced emergency situations, sometimes both at once

● Can explain the why and the how of growing technical, social, and organizational skills to varied audiences, especially a technical audience 

● Understands security and safety in complex systems

● Understands how the internet works

● Aware of the context they are operating in, can detect changes, and can adjust their choices appropriately to a predictably good outcome

● Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively verbally and in writing to technical and business audiences

● Ability to facilitate conversations and understanding among team members who may have different ideas about solving problems

● A drive to improve the culture and tone of discourse in difficult and complex problem solving

● Some knowledge of systems thinking and systems analysis techniques such as Systems-Theoretic Accident Modeling and Processes (STAMP)
● Interest in internet technologies and fundamental protocols such as HTTP, TCP/IP, and DNS.


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, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers 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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