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Product Engineering Manager

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About the Job
Akamai Technologies is looking for a hands on Product Engineering Manager, to drive product development execution through cross functional teams, for Media and CDN Engineering. In this role, you will be a key member of the product team, that drives all facets of product development; from roadmap planning, prioritization, product execution - influencing design and quality for usability and scale.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in managing complex software projects and products. They would work with Product Managers to define product priorities and execution timelines; with Product and Engineering Architects to understand complexities and component dependencies; with Engineering Managers to create resource pipelines; and with Project Managers to track work items and milestone timelines. They would also collaborate and form strong relations with leaders throughout Akamai, particularly in Engineering, to get the required buy-in, resource commitments and execution follow-through.

This role provides an opportunity to execute on some very exciting products spanning across multiple technologies, and consumed by millions of end users. If you are motivated by the desire to take complex projects from conception through to successful launch, this is the role for you!

As a Product Engineering Manager you will:
* Be the engineering point of contact for all Product execution.
* Review product scope and designs for execution completeness/readiness.
* Provide dashboards for product health/usage/traffic.
* Work with engineering, DevOps and support teams to prioritize stability/resilience/supportability items.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams that includes Engineering, Product Management, Professional Services and Customer Care to define and execute on product plan.
* Work with engineering teams to identify system dependencies and coordinate implementations under strict product release schedules.
* Provide guidance on opportunities and risks in execution plan to key stakeholders, including members of senior and executive management staff.
* Keep abreast with the latest Media industry trends and technologies.

About the Team
The candidate will be part of the highly skilled Media and CDN engineering team that's responsible for the software that runs Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Our software is a combination of many different technologies. It is a web server, a web client, a distributed caching engine, and much more. It provides a scalable, fault tolerant solution to web sites for handling their traffic, does HTTP HD streaming, determines the fastest route from point A to point B, hops around bottlenecks on the Internet, provides security, and provides a wide array of reporting abilities for our Network Operations Command Center and our customers. By leveraging our global deployment of 200,000+ servers in 1,000+ networks, Akamai can uniquely solve problems and exceed fundamental limitations of traditional networking.

Required Education and Experience:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master degree in Computer Science or related field

Required Qualifications
* 5+ years of software engineering experience
* 2+ years of experience leading software development projects and/or teams
* 2+ years of experience with HTTP based internet technologies

Desired Qualifications
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Experience in the CDN industry, and/or related Internet technologies – e.g. Web acceleration, Caching, HTTP Streaming (HLS, DASH).
* Strong organizational and analytical skills.
* Demonstrated skills in gathering requirements, organizing resources and assessing risks.
* Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving / troubleshooting skills.
* Highly driven, hands-on, self-motivating, self-learning team player with a great can-do attitude.

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, 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

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