Akamai Technologies, Inc. Web Performance Product Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Web Performance Product Manager

Cambridge, United States

General & Administrative

Jul 12, 2017 Post Date

009469 Requisition #


Akamai is looking for a Product Manager with the creativity, vision, and experience to drive development of how our users create, configure, and operate our web performance solutions.

This individual would be responsible for our customer configuration and operations interfaces (UI & API).

Responsibilities would include but not be limited to:

  • Be an expert on the domain, the market, the competitors, the trends

  • Own the product vision and strategy.

  • Ensure that it aligns with the overall product and company vision.

  • Evangelize the product vision constantly to internal and external stakeholders so all are aligned, have context and understand where we are going

  • Manage execution against the product strategy.

  • Make tough day-to-day tactical prioritization decisions while helping the company think longer-term

  • Build trust with stakeholders by maintaining and delivering an understandable, accurate roadmap.

  • Analyze metrics to maximize product usage, revenue, and profitability

  • Partner with engineering on product design and functionality

  • Lead cross-functional teams including engineering, operations, sales, support, finance, legal and marketing through various launch phases and follow-on releases to deliver the vision

About the Team

Our products and services are used by the world's top e-commerce, travel, media and entertainment, financial services, and government web-sites to consistently provide high-quality web experiences that increase the overall effectiveness of our customer’s web presence. The team behind these products is a group of industry leading product and engineering professionals dedicated to technology innovation that improves the performance of our customers web sites, web businesses, and web experiences.

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

  • 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or

  • 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD or

Equivalent professional experience

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with product management and/or product development

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with web applications and cloud based services and solutions

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in an agile software development environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding ability to gather and distill requirements from users, technical support, marketing, etc; and translate into an actionable vision and set of priorities.

  • A desire and ability to learn new technologies quickly

  • An ability to analyze business opportunities and execute against them

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presenting to executive leadership, participating in the sales cycle, and handling sensitive customer escalations.

  • Tenacious customer advocacy within a cross-functional environment to deliver results

  • Extensive hands-on experience using Akamai Web Performance Solutions, alternative CDN offerings, cloud computing (EC2, Azure, Google), and/or proxy solutions

  • Experience with A/B or multivariate testing techniques

  • Experience with continuous integration, continuous deployment, and common DevOps tooling (chef, puppet, jenkins, etc)

  • Comfortable scripting against RESTful APIs and examining HTTP requests and responses

  • Master in business administration (MBA) from a leading school

Other Information

  • Is relocation available for this position: No

  • Is US Citizenship required: No

  • Is a Security Clearance Required: No

If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.