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Applied Research Manager - Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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About the Jo

We are looking for a results-orientated manager to lead a team of security researchers, innovators and support specialists with a focus on DDOS.



* Defining and iterating applied research.

* Managing a team of independent researchers.

* Managing a team of Mitigation Operations specialists.

* Driving consensus between researchers and product stakeholders.

* Selling research gains across the organization.


Can you lead a team of highly technical researchers iterating on next-gen ideas? Can you help make the call to start or shelve a research effort? Can you represent research efforts to our development/product partners and executive leadership? Can you help our researchers become more analytical and business aligned?

If so, we should talk.


About the Team

Our team is part of the Web Division organization, which has responsibility for the technologies that power Security Products, which provide distributed protection from both DDOS and application specific web attacks with on-demand scalability. We include folks from across the full gamut of the technology spectrum (Data Science, Analytics, Front/Back-end Development, Networking, Operations, Quality, Mitigation, Security Research).

Together we are focused on designing and building world-class defense applications.


Required Education and Experience

* 3yrs experience and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics, or equivalent experience, or

* 5yrs experience and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics or equivalent experience.


Required Skills

* R&D background (3+ years).

* Successfully led/managed teams of 5+ (2+ years).

* Experience designing SMART research efforts.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Desired Skills

* Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.

* Product innovation experience.

* Agile/Scrum experience.

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