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Security Strategy Director

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Security
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Overview:

Akamai is looking for an experienced and exceptional Security Strategy Director to interface with the security community. He/She will be responsible for being the focal point telling Akamai’s comprehensive Security Story and providing thought leadership for both Web Security and Enterprise Security Business Units within the Americas.  He/She will be counted upon to speak at Security Conferences and Webinars, participate in meetings with Security Customers, and be the voice of the customer back into the Product Development organization helping to prioritize product development. 


While Akamai is an established company and an internet technology market leader, this individual will need to operate as an Evangelist highlighting the benefits of migrating to a Zero Trust Security Architecture. He/She will need to be an effective communicator and collaborator.  Establishing strong relationships and alignment with the Sales and Product leadership will be critical.  As will building a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration across the functions dedicated to Enterprise Sales Force in the Americas.


As Security Strategy Director, you will be responsible for:

*  InfoSec Community Engagement: Speaking at Security Conferences, Webinars, and Akamai Customer Events discussing both Industry trends within Security as well as the Akamai Product Portfolio.

*  Product Feedback: Develop a community of customers across the theater that will provide guidance and feedback on Product Roadmap.

*  Executive Sales Support: Operate as a focal point for Akamai’s Enterprise Security products within the region meeting with customer’s executives(CISO, CIO, VP of Security) to challenge existing perimeter architectures and advocate for a migration to a Zero Trust Architecture.


About the Team:

You will be part of a team with a start-up mentality to build a business for our Enterprise networking and security products. Our goal is to assist our customers in attaining their cloud transformation strategies by securing, protecting, and optimizing all Enterprise applications, users, and devices as a service in the cloud. The Director of Security and Technology Strategy-Americas will report into the Global Director of Security and Technology Strategy.


Required Education and Experience:

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

*  12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in technology  or

*  10 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in technology 


Required Skills:

*  12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in technology

*  8+ years of hands-on experience in security, networking or related technology

*  3+ years implementing or designing Cloud-Based Security Architectures

*  1+ years designing and/or implementing security architectures preferably, Cloud-Based or ZeroTrust Architectures. 


Desired Skills:

*  Experience as a practitioner implementing Cloud Based Security Architectures or working at a Cloud Security Vendor helping customers implement Cloud Based Security Architectures

*  Strong understanding of ZeroTrust Architectures.

*  Sound judgment and decision making skills to handle complex customer scenarios

*  Ability to execute independently, while collaborating with functional teams regionally

*  Proactive, confident, assertive and entrepreneurial self-starter

*  Inspirational leadership - can articulate a clear vision and set the overall strategy and goals for the business. Strategic thinker with technical skills to execute at the tactical level.

*  Experience speaking publicly discussing technical topics

*  Possess strong knowledge of Internet, cloud platform, networking concepts, and demonstrates the ability to discuss them with intelligence and conviction

*  Outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to successfully communicate new ideas to a diverse audience

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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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