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Required Education and Experience

* Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent 

* or 6 years of experience and a Master’s degree or its equivalent  

* or 3 years of experience and a PhD or its equivalent  

Required Skills 

We believe a wide variety of backgrounds can fill this role. If you believe that you're a good fit, but your background isn't a perfect match, please talk to us anyway. 

* Must have deep knowledge/experience encompassing at least one of the following, and aptitude in the other two: 

(1) Designing or analyzing applications and/or systems; 

(2) Identifying, explaining, and guiding solutions for application and system security risks; and 

(3) translating compliance requirements to business requirements, identifying non-compliant solutions, and guiding remediation 

* Ability to communicate technical ideas to technical and non-technical audiences through both speech and prose 

* Excellent technical aptitude and a desire to learn constantly  

Desired Skills 

* A strong work ethic and a positive attitude 

* Experience with industry compliance and security standards and techniques including one or more of the following: NIST/DoD frameworks, STAMP/STPA 

* Ability to communicate technical, non-technical (e.g. legal, compliance, regulatory), and security requirements to engineering teams, regulators, standards bodies, and/or non-technical authorities 

* Experience with complex distributed systems, especially Akamai products 

* Experience improving the security practices within an engineering organization  

* Familiarity with software development processes 

* Comfort reading code in one or more languages (e.g. Visual Basic, C/C++,   Java, Python, command shells, batch files, SQL) 

* Comfort with fundamental Internet protocols, such as TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, HTTP,   SSH, DNS  Other Information Some examples of non-traditional backgrounds that we believe would be successful in this role: 

* Security Engineer or Systems Analyst 

* Expert Manual Penetration Tester 

* Emergency Management, Crisis Planning  

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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