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Network Infrastructure Engineer

Network Infrastructure
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We are looking for Network Infrastructure Engineer, to join the dynamic Networks team at Akamai. In this role, you’ll build and maintain Akamai’s worldwide network. You’ll work closely with field technicians, ISPs, customers, equipment vendors, and internal operations and engineering staff. You will design and deploy server clusters at colocations and ISP locations. You’ll remotely diagnose hardware problems, facilitate server repairs and manage Akamai’s hardware assets. You’ll also diagnose and repair network and switch problems. 

As a Network Infrastructure Engineer, you will be responsible for:

• Work closely with field technicians, ISPs, customers, equipment vendors, and internal operations and engineering staff during post and pre-install stages of deployment projects.
• Responsible for designing and deploying server clusters at colos and ISP locations.
• Remotely diagnose hardware problems, facilitate server repairs, and manage Akamai’s hardware assets.
• Attend service incident meetings when needed and work towards restoring service operations as quickly as possible, thereby minimizing the impact on business operations.
• Recruit, train, and manage field technicians.
• Project-manage new server deployment and network installations, work closely with Network Architects, Network Engineers, Contract Managers, and Operations staff.
• Specify hardware configurations to meet requirements of new and existing service offerings.
• Diagnose and repair network, switch, and router problems.
• Participate in the training of new engineers.

About the Team:

You will be part of the team which is responsible for Akamai’s global network, consisting of over 220,000 servers in over 2,000 networks across 128 countries. This platform handles a significant portion of the world’s Web traffic. Our Network Infrastructure Engineers build and maintain Akamai’s worldwide network. 


Required Education and Experience:

• BS in Computer Science/Engineering or related field or commensurate experience.
• 3-4 years of hands-on network/server HW experience.

Required Skills:

• Knowledge of Internet protocols including TCP/IP and DNS.
Unix/Linux command-line experience.
• Comfortable with Linux and hardware systems support in an Internet operations environment.
• Must possess excellent time and project management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to solve problems creatively.
• Strong layer 2 troubleshooting skills and conceptually strong as regards layer 3.
• Goal-oriented attitude to work through roadblocks, attend to details, and bring about project closure.

Desired Qualifications:

• Familiarity with routers and managed switches.
• Should be experienced in large-scale data center hardware deployments and building scaling infrastructure.


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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