Senior Technical Program Manager - Cambridge, MA

Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

Posted 2019-04-18

Akamai's Data Driven Culture & Compliance team is looking for an experienced Senior Program Manager that is organized and has the results-oriented drive to manage the accountability and timely execution of a set of compliance initiatives to ensure compliance standards are met and customer needs are satisfied. This role will require identifying what compliance requirements need to be met, tracking progress toward the completion of those requirements, anticipating risks, defining mitigation strategies, clearly communicating between team members and regular leadership read-outs of progress. This role will give the applicant exposure to cross organizational teams as well as upward visibility with Akamai leadership. The Data Driven Culture and Compliance team needs a detail-oriented problem-solver who can simultaneously and effectively deliver multiple initiatives. At times the Sr. Program Manager may be required to manage the work of fellow program managers who are assisting in the delivery of the compliance initiatives.


o Review processes and compliance requirements to identify what needs to be completed to meet the requirements

o Clearly communicate to the team what needs to be completed and by when to meet the requirements

o Manage project plans that make the delivery timelines transparent and tasks to be done clear

o Drive the execution of the project plan tasks to meet the requirements in the defined timelines

o Document detailed agendas, meeting minutes, and action items from key cross-functional meetings

o Manage dependency relationships to ensure alignment between teams and timely delivery of dependent tasks

o Track and maintain the organization of evidence that justifies the compliance requirements have been met

o Identify metrics that track task completion %, compliance violation trends, and other key performance indicators

o Monitor and anticipate risks that place the delivery expectations in jeopardy of being met on time

o Communicate status to upper management and required stakeholders ensuring awareness of any risks and coordination of mitigation plans for any issues that could have negative impacts on our customers or Akamai.

o Provide work direction, training and development to other program managers who support these initiatives

o Be willing to support and assist other Data Driven Culture & Compliance team members with the management of other programs and priorities as needed

Required Education and Experience

o 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS or its equivalent

Required Skills

o 5+ years of experience with Program/Project Management or equivalent experience, ideally in a cross-functional delivery capacity

Desired skills

o Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to drive day to day responsibilities

o Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse corporate environment

o Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget while maintaining continuous communication with leadership

o Proficient with program and project management principles and practices

o Hard working detailed and action-oriented self-motivator

o Program management of compliance initiatives such as SOX, IRAP, FedRamp, and/or PCI

o Proficient with business process, operations, and metric definition best practices

o Proficient with Risk and Issue management

o Proficient with high-tech internet industry & technical software implementations

o Expertise with Microsoft Office products

o Proficient with collaboration tools (Examples: JIRA, Confluence)

o Certifications would be a plus (Examples: PMP, SaFE, CSP, PMI-ACP)

o Consulting experience would be a plus

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Company summary

Akamai's cloud platform helps clients transform and reinvent their business online, by removing the complexities of technology to focus on driving business faster forward – enabling them to embrace trends like cloud, mobile, and media, while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally.


Unlimited PTO; HSA; wellness reimbursement; employee stock purchase plan; 401(k) with immediate vesting; commuter programs; education discounts; generous maternity/paternity; employee assistance program.

Tech Stack

Java, Python, Perl, C++, SQL, NoSQL, Cassandra, BigCouch, Linux, Unix, Shell

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