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Software Engineering
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018252 Requisition #

Overview
Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery 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, communications, data services 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.


As a 20 year old company, we’ve been making the internet fast, safe and secure for a long time.  Our platform consists of more than 240,000 servers in 130 countries that we use to enable major streaming events, secure Fortune 500 websites and make online commerce fast and secure. Akamai is always building great new products that let our customers stay ahead of their competitors and attackers.  In the Platform team our job is to focus on the infrastructure that provides global, scalable and reliable services such as message busses, secure secret distribution and a consistent platform that enables the product teams to focus on building and delivering the features our customers need.


Our technology stack is always evolving and we’re currently in the early stages of building the next generation of Akamai’s global platform.  Using public cloud is pretty cool, but if you’ve ever been curious to get under the hood and really dig in to and solve the problems that crop up when you deploy highly-available, high-volume services onto the public internet, then come join Akamai.  We have small teams, we move fast and we’re solving real, complex problems for a new system with a healthy combination of independent work and open-source solutions informed by both industry best practices and our own long experience building and maintaining reliable global-scale systems.


As a DevOps Engineer in the System Security and Communication (SysComm) team, you can be a major part of this effort to evolve our platform. This position requires a developer who is curious about systems work under the hood and driven to build robust and reliable systems. Technologies at the core of this effort include Kubernetes, Istio and Hashicorp’s Vault and the focus of this position will be evolving those systems as required to build a fast, safe and secure platform.
Are you intrigued by intelligent systems?  Do you want to grok complexities that only emerge at global scales?  Are you excited to contribute to the ongoing evolution of the internet?  Then this is the role for you.
 
Responsibilities
*Become a subject matter expert (SME) for several internal, distributed services.
*Automate the installation, configuration and maintenance of services on our virtual compute platform.
*Manage system-level performance tuning to optimize for reliability and efficiency. 
*Guide software releases and activations for new features and platform configuration prioritizing safety.
*Support users by consulting on their designs and guiding their use of Akamai's platform. 


About the Team
Part of our Platform Engineering organization, the SysComm team is in charge of developing global managed services for use by internal teams for economically deploying highly scalable products.  These systems operate behind the scenes to secure our network, help product teams bring their latest ideas to market faster, and provide the fault-tolerant and highly-scalable core of Akamai's platform as a service for internal users.



Required Education and Experience

*BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical   experience.

*2+ years of relevant work experience in software development.


Required Skills 

*2+ years experience with Linux and Linux networking.

*2+ years experience with a scripting language: Python or Bash.

*1+ years experience with Kubernetes.

*1+ years experience with CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins, Travis, gitlab ci).


Desired Skills

*Experience with container technology (eg: docker), microservices and service meshes (eg: istio).

*Experience with Go.

*Knowledge of PKI concepts (public / private keys, signing, trust).

*Experience with deployment/configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, puppet, chef, fabric).

*Experience with Monitoring/Logging/Performance Analytics (e.g.. Logstash/Kibana, DataDog, Splunk, FluentD).

*Experience operating fault-tolerant distributed systems (e.g. Redundancy, Availability Zones, Data Reliability).

*Experience with SQL and noSQL database technologies such as PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, or Cassandra.

*Experience using public cloud (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure).


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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.


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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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