Akamai Technologies, Inc Technical Project Manager II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Project Manager II

Cambridge, United States

General & Administrative

4 days ago Post Date

013449 Requisition #


Akamai Labs is seeking a talented and experienced Technical Project Manager to oversee project execution from conceptual design through implementation and deployment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with customers, vendors, and a talented cross-functional engineering team to drive the project to success in an agile, startup-minded environment. This diverse team is working to strategically apply blockchain technologies to new and innovative business areas, resulting in high-throughput transaction systems at global scale. If you are ready to help steer this project to success, we are excited to have you on our team.

As a Technical Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Project management and execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Planning and coordinating project schedules, goals and milestones.

  • Coordinating communications and status updates with an overseas customer, enabling effective communication across disparate time zones.

  • Monitoring project progress continuously, creating detailed progress reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.

  • Developing project plans to meet customer requirements and company goals.

  • Coordinating with management and team leads during all project phases, from initial concept through deployment.

  • Evaluating the impact of requirements modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.

About the Team

Akamai Labs is building a new team with a mission to strategically apply blockchain technology to business requirements for a highly available, high throughput, highly secure transaction system.


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

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant project/program management experience and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or its equivalent

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or MBA.


Required Education and Experience

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

  • 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a project manager/program manager in a technical organization and inclusive interactions with customers

  • 3+ years of experience working in the high-tech industry

Desired Skills

  • Project management experience in a startup company or similar environment

  • Working knowledge or experience with a blockchain or cryptocurrency technology.

  • Experience in banking and financial transactions.

  • Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.

  • Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.

  • Ability to put structure where there isn’t any and see a program end-to-end

  • Ability to identify key issues relevant to senior managers and to effectively report on these

  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines and to redirect team focus in response to changing priorities

  • Self-starter personality with ability to self-motivate in fast paced environment

  • Strong sense of integrity and accountability

  • Ability to thrive in both individual and team environments

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Written and/or verbal fluency in Japanese.

  • Experience building scalable distributed systems.

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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

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.

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