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Enterprise Security Architect..

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About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform providing enterprises secure and high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, while supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.

About the Team 
The Akamai Cloud Security Architect Team is responsible for driving Prolexic security related initiatives across Akamai in a manner that a) Incubates Akamai Security Innovation, b) Expands the Global Akamai security business and c) Contributes to Go-To Market Security capabilities. The team falls into the Purple Unicorn category as they are required to be technically seasoned and able to communicate business value, gain consensus and form trusted advisor relationships with senior level security leadership. This global unit empowers and better prepares Akamai to create, sell, deliver, and support the advanced security solutions demanded by Akamai customers.  
About the Job

Cloud Security Architects (CSAs) are pre-sales technical professionals primarily supporting Prolexic presales activities, with some involvement on post sales security activities for large accounts. CSAs help scale Akamai’s global security expertise by establishing good tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for mitigating security challenges with Akamai solutions. CSAs also participate in the training of Akamai security subject matter experts around the globe on these good practices in order to drive consistency, scale capability, and grow security acumen in order to better serve customer needs. 
As a CSA, you will partner closely with Sales and field service and support personnel in a specialist role to acquire new customers, expand our positions within existing customers, drive security solution consistency and grow the Akamai business as it relates to Akamai’s Security portfolio of products and services. 
  • Work closely with direct and channel sales representatives to consult and educate existing and prospective customers on how they can incorporate Akamai Security products and services into their architecture and operations to derive business value.
  • Support the technical pre-sales process for field teams and evangelize Akamai Security solutions and services to customers by participating in conference calls, site visits (perhaps up to 50% travel), presentations, product demonstrations, technical trial evaluations, technical objection handling, onsite troubleshooting, proposals, and any needed customer follow up activities.
  • Work closely with Product Management and related subject matter experts to understand and influence Security product roadmaps, providing valuable input from the field/customer perspective.
Basic Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent working experience
  • Overall Experience: Minimum 5 years overall experience in a technical role with a minimum of 1 years in a Security engineering, Incident response or InfoSec operations role 
  • Must possess strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong DDoS mitigation and trends experience
  • Strong network experience
  • Must be fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English
Desired Qualifications
  • Technical security pre-sales experience
  • Extensive exposure to security technologies, processes, and concepts.
  • Deep experience with fundamental Internet protocols
  • Industry security certifications are desirable such as CISSP, CCSP, CCIE
  • Network experience – Routing (BGP, GRE), Layer 2 (VLL).
  • Scripting - LINUX

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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