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QA Engineer Senior Lead - Dynamic Media

Quality Assurance
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Why should you apply for this Job?

· You will be part of a global team that works on cutting edge adaptive media delivery    and media security solutions.
· Opportunity to help define testing methodologies and develop test tools to validate      next gen media delivery over large scale distributed network.
· Opportunity to lead a team of high energy individuals that is responsible for                testing and validating distributed media delivery solutions at scale.

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in System Software Quality Engineering, proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation.  Looking for strong hands-on SQA Lead with direct reporting responsibilities. The candidate will partner with Developers, Dev QA and other SQA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media Delivery Products. Responsibilities of a Senior Lead Software Quality Engineer include Leading, hiring and mentoring talented SQA Engineers, Developing System-level test strategy, test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Python and Perl. This individual will be faced with Complex Software automation and verification challenges and opportunities, with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on very large distributed networks.

About the Team


Dynamic Media System Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across all the Technologies developed by the Media Engineering teams. This group is knowledgeable about the Media technologies and focuses on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's Systems integrate well. In addition, this group works on automated testing infrastructure, systematic and product test case tracking to increase Efficiency within the Quality Assurance process.



·    Recruit, mentor, and lead a team of talented Engineers to their full potential

·    Oversee technical scoping and design of projects, ensuring projects deliver the expected value on time with high quality

·    Inspiring team to excel in their roles, leading by example and keeping enthusiasm high in tight-deadline situations

·    Perform manual and automated Functional, Performance and End to End   System tests for Akamai’s Media & Content Delivery Network Products.

·    Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation

·    Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios

·    Review bug descriptions, functional requirements and design documents, incorporating this information into test plans and test cases

Basic Qualifications


·    Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

·    2+ years of Leading, mentoring and growing SQA teams

·    6+ years of software quality and/or development engineering experience overall

·    4+ years of experience in Server-side SQA and scripts/test automation development engineering experience

·    4+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System

·    4+ years of hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols

·    Strong Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills


Desired Qualifications


·    Education: Master’s Degree or greater in Computer Science

·    Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible

·    Excellent Communication and Influence Skills

·    Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Python, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a great plus

·    Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing

·    Experience working with media streaming technologies a plus: Flash/RTMP/HDS, HLS/HTTP    Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming/HSS, encoding technologies (H.264/ACC, VC1, and VP6)

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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs 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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