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Director of Engineering Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-07 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50523


About the Job
As a Director of Engineering, in the Emerging Mobile Products Business Unit, the successful candidate will manage an extraordinarily talented and knowledgeable team which designs new mobile focused products and services. These products and services are primarily sold to network operators and content providers in order to enhance the Quality of Experience of their customers’ web and media consumption. The successful candidate will work closely with the VP of Engineering to ensure the end-to-end product delivery is successful. Further, this position requires the highest level of ability to work cross functionally with other BUs and business functions in order to achieve the goals set by the VP of Engineering. The position requires a high degree of creativity and requires the ability to actively participate in the architectural process as well as manage it. Reports to this position are expected to rapidly prototype concepts and designs while staying keeping on an aggressive release schedule and roadmap. This requires the Director of Engineering to understand how to take prototype efforts and rapidly convert them to scalable products. To that end, the director must feel comfortable with both time to market oriented goals and goals which have deliberate ambiguity. Excellent communication skills are of singular importance for this role.

About The Team
The team is focused on developing new, innovative mobile oriented products that leverage Akamai’s unique visibility into Internet traffic and Akamai’s ability to deliver a quality of experience to web and media customers.


* Lead a team of senior engineers and managers who architect and design new mobile products and end to end services which Akamai’s customers find valuable!
* Collaborate across product functions such as Sales, Product Management and Marketing, as well as with platform oriented functions such as Information Security, Network Ops, etc.
* Lead design discussions and lead the development of software which enriches the product feature set while maintaining robustness, scalability and fault-tolerance.
* Leverage a commanding knowledge of customer business challenges to ensure products are designed to meet customers biggest needs.
* Provide technical leadership across engineering to ensure product development is smooth while evolving existing designs as needed.


Basic Qualifications:
* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
* 3+ years as a Director of Engineering or above whose span of control is at or above 20 engineers
* 7+ years of experience in software development management
* 3+ years of prior, demonstrable experience as a systems level architect, ideally with experience in mobile, cellular, networking, or OTT mobile service development and deployment

Desired Qualifications:
* Hands on and willing to drive and participate in the architecture, design and development of new features
* Exceptional written and verbal technical and interpersonal communications skills with demonstrable depth of experience in communicating with internal groups such including Product Management, Services, and Operations.
* Understands the difference between a prototype and a product and needs to be able to rapidly transition from prototyping to productization when the time is right.

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:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

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. EEO is the Law.

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