Akamai Technologies, Inc. Enterprise Architect in Paris, France

Enterprise Architect

Paris, France

Professional Services

Jun 20, 2018 Post Date

013348 Requisition #

The Enterprise Architect (EA) is a senior level technology leader who provides technical advisory services to key decision makers and provides design services for the technical development for enterprise customers using the Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform. The EA is a proven technology leader that will help build strategic roadmaps with customers to meet their business objectives and achieve increased value from their investment in Akamai. The EA works closely with the account team to grow accounts and be the technical expert to drive the customer’s business strategy. The EA will show high standards of leadership – provide subject-matter-expertise for new products to the rest of the organization and actively develop junior staff within the Global Services and Support organization through training and one-on-one mentorship.


  • The EA works with customers to define a strategy for business-critical web applications, mobile expansion and network infrastructure. The EA provides advisory services to equip customers with latest technology best practices to achieve high performance, scale and security for their web applications. Additionally, you will be able to communicate the merits and pitfalls of technology decisions to our customer’s senior business management and C-level executives.

  • The EA provides technical and thought leadership to many groups inside and outside of Akamai including: Akamai’s Professional Services community, the customer’s IT and development teams, and the customers business stakeholders. The EA addresses gaps in customer’s architecture in areas including web servers, application servers and network infrastructure, and helps map Akamai’s products and features to meet specific technical requirements. The EA works closely with the customer’s team throughout the development lifecycle, translating business metrics and goals, while providing guidance around requirements gathering, scoping, solution development, deployment, as well as documenting and training the customer to maintain the solution.

  • The EA works closely with Akamai’s Product Management and R&D to develop future product direction and strategy - providing valuable input from the customers. The EA will perform the role of subject matter expert for new products and act as liaison between the engineering and professional services teams.

  • The EA educates both internal and external audiences on the latest technology trends, internet best practices and Akamai-specific solutions for the most pressing customer needs around performance, scale and security. The EA serves as an evangelist for both the Professional Services organization and for Akamai in general.

  • The EA will travel up to 20% of the time.

About the Team

Recognizing that an organization’s approach to its Internet initiatives is developed long before implementation and is an on-going exercise long after go-live, Akamai Professional Services offers consulting services that address all phases of a customer’s Internet strategy.

The Global Consulting Services team within the Professional Services division is comprised of senior consultants with a unique combination of deep technology expertise and an understanding of the customer’s business environment.

The Global Consulting Services team provides advisory services to ensure our customers incorporate the most up-to-date best practices in the areas of performance, scale and security into their web initiatives, to gain a competitive edge and meet the ever increasing expectations of their user base.

Required Education and Experience

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

Experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, another related technical field or its equivalent

Required Skills

  • Consulting, professional services and/or other customer-facing role focused on delivering technical products or services.

  • Experience with Internet technologies including: TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, SSL.

  • Experience with web performance measurement and web optimization techniques.

  • Experience with strategy and/or technology consulting.

  • Experience with designing scalable web infrastructure and troubleshooting web performance related issues.

  • Fluency in French

Desired Skills

  • Business experience which may include P/L responsibilities, experience as a startup owner, or product management.

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. Alternatively, Master’s degree in Business Administration.

  • Experience with cloud architecture and security

  • Proven knowledge of web servers, application servers, accelerators, routers and caching devices.

  • Proven ability with mobile network architecture and application development.

  • Proven ability working within a Content Delivery Network.

  • Development experience in Python, Javascript, Java, ASP.NET or Unix shell scripting.

  • Experience with full software development lifecycle.

  • Proven ability to manage large projects, problem solve, make quick decisions and a passion for excellence.

  • Ability to operate independently and apply strategic thinking with technical depth.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

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.