Akamai Technologies, Inc. Director of IT Internal Audit in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director of IT Internal Audit

Cambridge, United States


Jun 29, 2018 Post Date

013388 Requisition #

About the Job

We are searching for a Director of IT Audit with excellent business acumen who has the ability and appetite to:

  • Manage (and occasionally perform) audit reviews of highly complex networks that carry up to 30% of the world’s daily Internet traffic across 220 thousand servers.

  • Conduct cybersecurity risk reviews and control assessments to ensure our processes are consistent with cutting-edge industry leading practices

  • Identify potential risks and opportunities for an organization that is the market leader in a high-growth in a cutting-edge technology industry.

  • This position will report directly to the Head of Internal Audit and offers exposure to a great variety of work within a dynamic company, a flexible and collaborative working environment, and opportunities for career progression. This position will also lead a team of three individuals. A successful candidate should have a strong understanding of complex networks, network management and operations, a detailed understanding of internal audit procedures, and should be passionate about championing IT controls and governance concepts throughout the organization.

About the Team

The Internal Audit Department was established in 2006 and reports to the Audit Committee of Akamai’s Board of Directors. The Department’s charter is to systematically evaluate and recommend improvements for the effectiveness of risk management, controls, operational processes and governance, to enable the organization to be more effective in meeting its business objectives. Each year we perform a wide variety of risk-based internal audits as well as collaborating with management on consultative projects.

The Department consists of ten full time professionals and, also utilizes outside consulting firms for various audit activities. Travel is 0-5%.


  • Set the strategy for the IT audit team, including developing the annual IT audit plan and overseeing the scope of each IT audit.

  • Work closely with Senior Management throughout the Company to evaluate processes or programs that are strategically or financially important, to identify process deficiencies or enhancements, and ensure action is taken to address these.

  • Monitor organizational performance to identify areas where IT audit reviews could add value to the organization.

  • Manage a team of high-performing auditors through project fieldwork and reporting, monitor progress of engagements and report status to the Head of Internal Audit.

  • Perform ongoing analysis and assessments of IT risks (including cyber security, data protection and confidentiality, technology change, technology reliability) assumed by the business.

  • Supervise the administration of our SOX IT compliance program, including liaising with external auditors.

  • Evaluate staff on achievement of department and personal objectives and act as a mentor to develop and achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Represent the Internal Audit function on company initiatives and special projects

  • Identify and contribute to other department initiatives and administration requirements, as requested by Head of Internal Audit.

  • Provide consulting support to critical system development projects to provide assurance that such programs are consistent with our SDLC and Program Management guidelines.

  • Ad hoc special assignments, as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree and 8 years of experience, or 12 years with BS/BA Degree in a business or related field, with focus on information systems.

  • Applicable experience in informatio4n systems, cyber security, information technology auditing, and experience in a Senior Manager or Director role

Desired Qualifications

  • CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP certification a plus.

  • Minimum 4 years experience in Big 4 Public Accounting

  • At least 6 years of experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, COBIT, and COSO.

  • Specifically, applicable experience would include a mixture of public accounting (Big 4) information systems, and IT Internal Audit function of a publicly traded company within the high technology / telecommunications industries. The candidate should have knowledge and experience with professional standards, including COBIT.

  • Extensive knowledge of system development life cycle concepts, including AGILE development.

  • Excellent understanding of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls by considering business and technology risks in an integrated manner, including appropriate segregation of duties, where applicable.

  • Experience using analytical skills to identify significant process issues and recommend practical solutions in a complex technology environment.

  • Advanced degree preferred (MS Computer Science or Information Systems, MBA).

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.