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Security Researcher

019405 Requisition #
Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud security platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've used Akamai's cloud delivery platform. At the heart of that platform is a set of systems that provide security, metadata delivery, communications, and infrastructure services for the entire Akamai network. Our users rely on our scalable and secure platform offerings to quickly deploy and monitor apps and services which are the foundation of Akamai’s products.

The Position:
The Security Researcher will be a member of Akamai’s Threat Operations team, and will focus on researching new trends in the web security world. The analyst will be responsible for maintaining the defensive protections of the Kona security product suite, based on Akamai’s unparalleled big data platform, that stores Petabytes of data, from visibility into as much as 30% of all Internet traffic.


  • Gather and analyze data to provide strong intelligence and uncover emerging threat trends
  • Provide support to Akamai’s cloud security products – WAF, Bot Manager and
  • Client Reputation - optimizing existing detections to reduce false negatives and false positives.
  • Conduct data mining and big data analysis to deliver security insights.
  • Investigate and proactively analyze customer incidents.
  • Explore new trends in the web bots and web security world
  • Create & maintain security contents such as defensive controls, rules and signatures for Akamai’s Kona security products suite
Required Skills:

  • Committed to excellence, highly self-motivated, curios and innovative.
  • Knowledge in Web Security concepts and web protocols.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Programming skills in web-related and scripting languages (Python, javascript, PHP, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in security related data analysis and reporting
  • Experience in data analysis tools, libraries and query languages e.g. python, data pandas (or any other manipulation and plotting library), spark, Scala.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as CS, statistics or mathematics.
  • Experience with breach investigations.

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 @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn 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

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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