Akamai Technologies, Inc. Network Account Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Would you like to manage and maintain relationships with Internet Service Providers and Data Centers across the Americas?
Do you like to work across diverse geographies, environments, cultures and technologies?
Join our Network Infrastructure Team
Our Edge Platform team takes ownership for planning, building, maintaining and operating our global platform. We design, develop and deploy critical technologies including the hardware, software and network infrastructure that provide the technical underpinnings for all of our products. Our team ensures consistent availability and performance for our customers.
Shape the future of the Internet
As a Network Account Manager, youll work with a team of global Network Account Managers to provide best possible outcomes with Internet Service Providers and Data Center Operators. You will define strategy and cost savings to improve performance while ensuring Akamai meets its targets for growth and environmental sustainability
As a Network Account Manager, you will be responsible for:
Developing relationships with Internet Service Providers and Data Center Operators to meet Akamai's needs for deploying high density servers
Organizing regular business reviews with Network Providers and Data Centers to plan upcoming projects
Analyzing the Americas Internet, Interconnection Space and Data Center landscape to identify the right technical and commercial terms
Working closely with existing and new Network Partners and Vendors to identify cost effective business relationships and then executing those agreements
Managing contract negotiations to ensure Akamai's platform can scale efficiently and support our customers increasing demands
Ensuring capacity is upgraded in a timely/effective manner by working closely with internal and external provisioning teams
Do what you love
To be successful in this role you will:
Have 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Network Management or in a related field or its equivalent
Have excellent commercial and contractual negotiation skills, the ability to identify creative ideas for complex negotiation situations
Have solid knowledge and work experience on the Internet, Interconnection space and Data Center marketplace
Possess excellent data analysis skills, understanding of how to manage complex technical projects
Demonstrate excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Possess excellent communication skills and a desire to negotiate partnerships within technical and business constraints
Work in a way that works for you
We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:
We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.
Working with us
At Akamai, were curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, youll thrive here.
Working for you
At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:
Your time at work
Your time pursuing other endeavors
Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.
Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.