Director Global Public Policy

26 Feb, 2019


Director Global Public Policy

Akamai Technologies
Washington, DC

Akamai Technologies is looking for an experienced public policy professional to join its public policy office. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Public Policy, this role will be responsible for continuing to build the public policy function at Akamai. The individual will be responsible for working closely with Akamai’s executives to develop policy positions and advancing them, with a focus on international fora. The individual will also work closely with third-party consultants to monitor and advocate on issues of import to Akamai and have responsibilities for internal communications regarding relevant public policy developments. This position is full-time and based in Washington, DC. As a Global Public Policy Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Help craft Akamai’s positions on policy issues.
  • Help develop and execute strategic approaches for advancing Akamai’s public policy goals.
  • Represent Akamai with elected officials, regulators, and multi-stakeholder policy groups, with particular emphasis on engagement with third-party advocacy groups
  • Prepare executives prior to meetings with government officials, regulators, and other policy groups, including drafting materials for briefing books and developing talking points.
  • Advise Akamai teams on public policy matters that impact the Company’s operations and development of products and services.
  • Communicate public policy developments internally at Akamai and develop mechanisms for scaling internal communications
  • Work with outside consultants, outside counsel, and trade associations to monitor and advocate on issues of import to Akamai, including reviewing and drafting pleadings, as necessary.

About the Team


The public policy function is a relatively new at Akamai.  The role will coordinate closely with Akamai’s executives worldwide and its Legal team. The Legal team currently consists of approximately fifty professionals located in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Poland, Singapore, Australia, India, China, and Japan.


Basic Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or professional degree

Required Skills


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in public policy and/or public affairs matters, including government experience, and ideally experience representing corporations before the government
  • Superb written and oral English communications skills.

 Desired Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of Internet-related public policy issues, including cybersecurity.
  • Extensive knowledge of Internet technologies and overall technical acumen.
  •  Experience with global policy issues and representing corporate interests internationally.
  • Experience effectively interacting with technologists and executives in order to develop appropriate policy positions on matters impacting the business.  Must be able to act as an independent principal.
  • First-rate personal, political, and analytical skills.
    Fluency in other languages a plus.
  • J.D. degree a plus

 About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone – and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

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

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Job posted: 2019-02-26