Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior II Technical Program Manager in United States

Senior II Technical Program Manager

Providence, United States


6 days ago Post Date

014351 Requisition #

Akamai is growing fast, and so is the volume of data we manage. We need someone with the experience to apply sophisticated program management and data analysis techniques in our fast-changing, entrepreneurial environment. If you love being the detective, analyzing business problems, predicting the future, eliminating the status quo, and testing whether your hypotheses were right, then this role is full of opportunity for you.

This Senior II Technical Program Manager will work closely with Marketing, Sales, Finance, and IT analyzing hierarchical data, predicting and optimizing sales, and determining the best marketing and sales plays and when to launch those plays. A successful scientist in this role will know how to connect and leverage existing, but disparate, data inside and outside of Akamai. An outstanding scientist will see what they are missing, creating and testing out new solutions – including getting your hands dirty, and cleaning data to reveal patterns.

If you enjoy taking a business problem and turning it into actionable output into a system for others to act on and use, then you’ll like this job. This really isn’t a job for the faint of heart – you must be persistent – you must be someone that never surrenders and never retreats; someone with a “relentless forward motion…Thrilled by small victories, undeterred by setbacks” until finally reaching your goal.


  • Help business leaders in Sales and Marketing formulate critical questions that may be answered through analytics

  • Scope out, create, deliver and implement analyses and predictive models on time

  • Use critical thinking skills to define and validate ambiguous business objectives and concepts such as customer lifetime value

  • Translate jargon into English

  • Take initiative to keep up with developments in the field of data science, and to independently learn on the job.

Required Education and Experience

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

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience and a Master's degree.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in business, finance, or statistics, with hands-on experience conducting statistical analyses, including developing and implementing predictive models

  • 4+ years of experience working in a sales or marketing functional team

  • 3+ years of experience working with sales and marketing performance data, and solid understanding of marketing and marketing KPIs

  • 3+ years of experience creating sales or marketing KPIs and dashboards

  • 6+ years of experience with SQL, Linux (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server), R (R Studio and command line) feature engineering, dimensionality reduction, linear and non-linear regression; experience manipulating and cleaning data

  • 3+ years of experience in evaluating and implementing new data sources and analytical solutions

  • 3+ years of experience communicating and presenting insights from complex data to non-technical and senior audiences

  • 2+ years of experience with extracting and parsing unstructured data (e.g., XML, JSON).

  • 2+ years of experience and success in working with cross-functional teams (especially IT, sales, services, marketing, finance, and customer support)

Desired Skills

  • Experience creating and deploying models determining propensity to buy, next best offer, and customer lifetime value

  • Experience in NLP, sparklyr or sparkR, rsparkling, H2O, Git, Docker

  • Data visualization using ggplot, plotly or Shiny

  • R Studio Server & Connect

  • Experience in creating APIs using R and deploying models in Marketo and Salesforce

  • Experience in the high-tech industry

  • Independent and critical thinker

  • Ability to work directly with diverse people of different backgrounds

  • Strong problem solving skills when faced with disparate data sets

  • Strong oral communication skills and ability to present analytical results to a non-technical audience

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.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please clickhere.