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Technical Program Manager

Program/Project Management
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Are you a motivated, driven, results-oriented Technical Program Manager? If so, we have an opening for you! Here is an opportunity to work with our Media team to plan, communicate, execute, and deliver our major projects, products, and solutions. In this role, you will work on products that will see deployment on Akamai's Global Network and on the sites of the top media and entertainment companies in the world.

As a Technical Program Manager you will:
* Collaborate with Product Architects, Program Managers, Engineering Managers, Engineering Teams and stakeholder management
* Define, develop and track Project and Release Plans
* Manage and Drive Engineering plans, execution and workflows
* Create transparency through Team and Management Reports
* Create and maintain project dashboards using JIRA, Confluence and industry standard Tools
* Manage and track internal team dependencies as well as external dependencies
* Proactively manage impediments and use expertise and leadership to affect results
* Proactively manage issues, risks and escalations
* Initiate, lead and participate to continuous improvements
* Process/Tools development and standardization
* Act as a Liaison for project information and dependencies
* Provide process guidance and informal mentoring to team members

About the Team
Akamai is world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices, Akamai makes it easier for you to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere.

The Media team is responsible for the definition and development of all of the software used to deliver, store, and manage digital media and website content via the Akamai network. This includes developing and maintaining Akamai’s industry-leading products that are an integral part of Akamai's globally distributed network that deliver media content for major customers and events.

Required Education and Experience:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree

Required Skills
* 5+ years in a Technical Program/Project management role
* 5+ years or more experience in technology/software organizations
* 3+ years experience in a Software engineering or similar role
* 3+ years of experience with Jira or other issue tracking tools

Desired Skills
* Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, or equivalent
* Experience in a software engineering role
* Significant practical experience with Agile practices
* Experience in a Scrum Master role
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Proven leadership in teamwork and team building
* Must be experienced in handling Engineering Platform and/or Networking projects
* Experienced in software and technical projects/release/deployments
* Demonstrated experience in Agile led program/project management best practices
* Fast and eager learner
* Experience coordinating with engineering teams and leaders
* Well organized with project information (recording, tracking, reporting)
* Demonstrated ability to provide audience appropriate detail
* Ability to manage concurrent projects. Keen ability to identify, analyze and mitigate risks
* Excellent negotiation skills and ability to drive decision making
* Natural ability to work in a fast¬ paced environment, willingness to adapt to change and proceed on decisions made with varying levels of uncertainty
* Demonstrated experience facilitating dynamic meetings, coordinating among high-energy participants and influencing towards productive results
* Ultimate team player. Collaborative yet passionate and motivating

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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