Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Product Manager – Media Services in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Product Manager – Media Services


Cambridge, United States

Product Management

Jul 11, 2017 Post Date

009403 Requisition #


The Media Product Management team is looking for an experienced Product Manager to help our customers define the future of Television and to help Akamai launch new and innovative products for the Over the Top (OTT) market.

In this role, you will have direct access to the companies shaping the face of online video and OTT. As such the position requires strong technical aptitude and business savvy to identify market needs as well as define and prioritize product requirements. Excellent communications skills, the ability to influence a diverse team, and the ability to put the customer first will be critical to success.

As a Senior Product Manager, you will be responsible for:

* Working with large media companies to identify pain points and creating comprehensive product strategies

* Launching market leading products to address customer needs

* Presenting product vision externally and internally including with Sr. Management and Sales

* Taking ownership of the product through all phases of the development process including internal product release gates

* Identifying key market adoption milestones and managing team to accomplish those milestones

* Conducting financial analysis of product usage, revenue and costs across market segments and geographic regions

* Writing complete and succinct product requirements, connecting vision and technology with sufficient detail that engineering team can build products within agreed upon timeframes and budget

* Partnering with Product Marketing to create sales training and product collateral

* Being a “Thought Leader” for your product

About the Job

The Media Division is responsible for the creation and sale of Akamai services related to the large-scale distribution of video, music, and software that are sold to major media companies. The Media Division includes the core functions of engineering, product development, product management, sales, channels and product marketing. This team supports customers with their over-the-top (OTT) video, live events, and streaming video optimization requirements through the operation of a global, highly-scalable platform for content ingestion and transformation, storage, and high quality media delivery.

Required Education and Experience

  • 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree OR

  • 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree {OR

  • 5 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product management, product development or business or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of product management in online video, video workflows (OVP/CMS), broadcast video or transcoding

  • 3+ years of experience in a customer facing role and in working with large media companies

Desired Qualifications

*Ability to travel 10% to 15% of the time.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with prior experience in guiding a new product offer through first requirements to launch is highly valued

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Experience with market segmentation and business analysis of products to markets.

  • Ability to influence and motivate others and perseverance to handle challenging business situations.

  • Ability to gather data from the market and customers to analytically determine business priorities.

  • Desire for on-going challenges and interest in continuously learning about new Internet technologies.

  • Strong ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a broad range of technical and business audiences.

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.

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