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Security Operations Center Network Engineer

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The Security Operations Center Network Engineer is a network administrator providing rapid response problem identification and resolution for a DDoS attack mitigation network. Ideal candidates will have a background in network engineering for a service provider infrastructure. He or she acts as a mentor for network operations employees and processes, serves as an escalation point for network related issues, and works on elected projects to improve network operations. The role has a heavy customer communications component. As a Security Operation Center Network Engineer, you will be responsible for:

* Follow workflow procedures of operations center in large global environment
* Participate in day, evening or overnight security operations center shift schedule
* Establish and document procedures for network operations
* Troubleshoot customer-facing issues and communicate with customers as needed
* Serve as escalation point for infrastructure and customer integration issues
* Provide rapid response problem identification and resolution for ddos attack mitigation platform
* Troubleshoot platform and customer integration issues
* Monitor and respond to all required operational support system events

About the Team

This is an excellent position for somebody with a senior network professional with a desire to work in a customer facing high energy, team environment.

The Prolexic Security Services SOC is a 24/7 operations center, which is responsible for rapid response DDoS mitigation. Each shift is a team-oriented cross-functional unit charged with the detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks, customer communications, and resolution of platform integration issues. Regular training, knowledge sharing, and continuous improvement are important elements of the SOC.

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or its equivalent or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering

Required Skills
* 5 years experience with one of the following: HTTP(S), TCP/IP, DNS, SSL.
* RHCT or 2 years equivalent experience administering linux/unix systems.
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
* Operational experience with security issues and access control mechanisms (firewall, ids).

Desired Skills
* Service provider experience a huge plus
* Operational experience with security issues and access control mechanisms to prevent unwanted access.
* Working knowledge of network routing and network troubleshooting
* Knowledge of various DDoS attack types (UDP/ICMP Flood, SYN Flood, HTTP Get Flood, TCP Connection Attack, TCP Flag-based Attacks) a huge plus
* Working knowledge of tcpdump/ethereal/wireshark software
* Ability to navigate bash and administer a linux system
* Experience administering web application systems
* Perl/PHP/Python experience a huge plus
* Certifications (CISSP, CCNP, CCIE, ITIL, RHCE) a plus
* Have the drive and take ownership to personally resolve issues
* Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment without unnecessarily increasing stress levels
* Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
* Ability to handle contention and potential conflict situations with clients professionally
* To contribute and participate in a continuous improvement cycle
* To be motivated to take advantage of all training opportunities and gain the appropriate qualification

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, 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 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

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