**Manager, Program Management - Agile Transformation**



**Cambridge, United States**



Software Engineering



Oct 10, 2017 Post Date



009420 Requisition #



**Overview**



**Akamai Enterprise Business Unit is looking for a Manager to enable our geographically dispersed engineering teams to improve their productivity, throughput, and predictability through a transformation to agile methods. The person assuming this role will work directly with members at every level of the Business Unit leadership and support the needs of both local and remote teams.

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**Responsibilities:
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*** Lead Agile transformation within the Business Unit while teaching and coaching teams about Agile engineering best practices**

*** Contribute to building an environment where continuous improvement of the development process is in focus and where everyone?s common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible**

*** Standardize the Software Delivery Life Cycle throughout the Business Unit and recommend appropriate supporting tools**

*** Coach teams through their Agile adoption and how to deal with tough challenges e.g. related to how they work and interact together**

*** Identify areas of improvement and conceptualize methods on how to be more efficient**

*** Welcome servant leadership and demonstrate behaviors in line with lean principles**

*** Provide thought leadership at the project through organizational levels**

**Support the advancement of the Program Management profession within Akamai**



**About the Team**

**Akamai?s Enterprise & Carrier Division is a dynamic new business unit responsible for developing and selling CDN and DNS products for network service providers (Telcos, ISPs, MSOs). These products include both licensed and managed offerings, sold under Akamai?s Aura and AnswerX brands, for multiple use cases including multi-screen video delivery, retail CDN and network offload. The division consists of business development, engineering, product management and support, and works closely with several other groups within Akamai and external partners.

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


* 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor?s degree or

* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master?s degree



Basic Qualifications?

* Bachelor?s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, Business, Math, MIS, CIS or related equivalent degree

* 5+ years of proven experience in the Agile space as a Coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master and/or Engineer

* 3+ years of proven experience migrating an organization from waterfall to agile based SDLC

* 5+ years of experience with tools used to measure effectiveness of build, management, and test of automation development environments

* 5+ years of experience collaborating and interfacing with cross functional teams (engineering, QA, release management, network operations, product management, professional services, etc.

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* 5+ years of experience working in cloud based multi-geographic development environments and teams demonstrating a sense of urgency and ownership to drive projects to completion



Desired Qualifications

* Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and/or Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification

* Use of JIRA, Rally, Jenkins, or Stash

* Thought leadership via speaking engagement or white papers

* Experience in a scaled Agile environment

* Strong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to drive the day-to-day activities of internal resources

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new technologies?



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 at/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 at/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.

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