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Technical Program Manager II - Platform Engineering

Program/Project Management
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About the Job

Akamai's Platform Engineering group is seeking a detail-oriented Technnical Program Manager - II to plan, communicate, execute, and drive business, strategic, and technical programs within the group and across Akamai.  In this role, you will be supporting design, development, integration, and quality assurance activities on large cross-functional programs that directly contribute to achieving Akamai’s goals and objectives.  You will report to a manager in the Platform Engineering PMO.   

To succeed in this role, you must excel at problem solving, be comfortable in and around technical work, be an organized self-starter with demonstrated ability to learn new systems and tools, prioritize activities, and generate high quality deliverables. You will effectively apply internal standards, plan new work, share the results of ongoing work, and facilitate communications between teams while also considering the big picture.   


About the Team

The Akamai Intelligent Platform® is the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. It reaches globally and delivers locally, providing the ubiquity required to scale reliably and to adapt quickly to changes.  

The Platform Engineering organization is a technical organization of 450 people who innovate and develop the Intelligent Platform, and enable the success and ongoing innovation of Akamai’s Product Development Group.  This team’s software provides fundamental services that operate Akamai's globally distributed network of servers.  The team is charged to innovate and develop new software systems and system enhancements that ensure that Akamai’s systems operate effectively and optimally when globally deployed.


● Use project management methodologies and best practices to ensure the successful delivery of projects, programs, and releases.

● Coordinate initiatives across key stakeholders to create workload forecasts, program scope, priorities, and requirements.

● Develop, edit, maintain, and publish program and project documentation including  schedules, risk management reports, dependencies, and resource estimates for various initiatives.

● Communicate results of work and program status, including regular program review material.

● Identify areas of risk and opportunity, manage conflicts, and collaboratively create mutually acceptable solutions.

● Develop strong partnerships with engineering and management professionals and program stakeholders across the organization. 

● Participate in strategic internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve methodologies

● Support the advancement of the Program Management profession within Akamai

Required Education & Experience

● 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or its equivalent

Required Skills

 3+ years experience as a technical program manager/project manager


Desired Skills

 Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

 Demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership to drive projects to completion

 Ability to interface and collaborate with multiple teams and functions

 Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new technologies

 Understanding the software development lifecycle and experience managing complex technical software programs across teams 

 Strong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to drive the day-to-day activities of internal resources

 Action oriented, capable of multitasking well, and able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment

● Experience with industry standard SDLC tools, including Confluence and JIRA

 Hands-on technical experience 


Other Information

Is relocation available for this position: No

Is US Citizenship required: No 

Is a Security Clearance Required: No

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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