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Technical Program Manager
Ref No.: 18-14141
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Job Description: Akamai’s Network Productivity organization seeks a Technical Program Manager to manage and coordinate individual cross-team productivity initiatives. You will:
Drive process improvement initiatives across multiple teams to ensure that projects move effectively through an efficient and optimal workflow
Develop and drive change management related to these initiatives
Work with leaders, skilled professionals and experts across many functional areas within the Networks organization
You will be at the vanguard of individual projects to improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce operational expenses. The projects you lead will empower teams across Networks to spend their time and effort on their best, most meaningful work.
You must:
Be extremely well-organized, motivated, and technically-oriented.
Have an established and demonstrated ability to prioritize, lead, and generate high quality deliverables while balancing costs and time.
Be able to facilitate communication across disparate teams, anticipate and minimize roadblocks, control scope, and accurately estimate timelines.
Able to prioritize effectively, work collaboratively, and coordinate the activities of geographically distributed technical teams in a fast-paced environment.
You must be able to advocate for change and manage the complexities of change communication across a geographically distributed, international organization. Akamai’s Network Productivity organization seeks a Technical Program Manager to manage and coordinate individual cross-team productivity initiatives. You will:Drive process improvement initiatives across multiple teams to ensure that projects move effectively through an efficient and optimal workflow Develop and drive change management related to these initiativesWork with leaders, skilled professionals and experts across many functional areas within the Networks organizationYou will be at the vanguard of individual projects to improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce operational expenses. The projects you lead will empower teams across Networks to spend their time and effort on their best, most meaningful work. You must: Be extremely well-organized, motivated, and technically-oriented. Have an established and demonstrated ability to prioritize, lead, and generate high quality deliverables while balancing costs and time.Be able to facilitate communication across disparate teams, anticipate and minimize roadblocks, control scope, and accurately estimate timelines. Able to prioritize effectively, work collaboratively, and coordinate the activities of geographically distributed technical teams in a fast-paced environment. You must be able to advocate for change and manage the complexities of change communication across a geographically distributed, international organization.

Required Skills: Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences. Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget while communicating with key leaders. Exceptional ability to organize information and communicate it effectively, whether written or verbal. Experience with project management principles and practices. Experience managing change across a heterogenous organization.
Top Skills Needed for the role:
Skill 1 – Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Skill 2 – Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget while communicating with key leaders
Skill 3 – Exceptional ability to organize information and communicate it effectively, whether written or verbal