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Security Product Architect

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Security Product Architect

The Control Center team is looking for an experienced, talented and driven security architect. This is an opportunity to work with the software foundation of Akamai’s Control Center, our customer facing portal. Our technologies include a web-based microservice platform that supports UI and API access to hundreds of services across all aspects of our business. All of Akamai’s services depend on our software and therefore security and reliability are paramount. You will collaborate closely with internal Akamai teams who develop products and services for our customers. You will be tasked with our most challenging problems, designing and building innovative high quality solutions that are secure, scalable, and reliable.

The opportunity to make a significant impact on Akamai business and on critically important projects is precisely what makes the job rewarding. You will be working with Product Managers,R&D, Operations, InfoSec, and other teams to understand their requirements, define what needs to change and present. You will need to understand compliance requirements and interpret them for Akamai systems, guiding teams to build compliant systems, and helping explain those systems to auditors. You will collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, learn how Akamai’s web-scale systems work, and guide the business to securely and efficiently meet our compliance obligations and security needs.

People who do best are the ones who seek challenges, possess a passion for learning, and have demonstrated courage and ability to pose and solve truly difficult problems. The job requires a combination of strong system design, secure programming and threat detection skills, and independence. You must have a passion to get things done quickly and get them done right.

As a Security Product Architect you will be responsible for:

• Ensure that the Akamai Control Center is secure.

• Define and document a security technology vision for the Akamai Control Center.

• Participate in leading and defining security practices for Control Center developers using a systematic approach to security and anticipation of threat vectors.

• Lead initiatives to ensure that the technology vision is realized including developing advanced detection and monitoring capabilities for vulnerability management, response planning and reaction to events.

• Present and defend architectural, design and technical choices.

• Provide guidance for application developers.

• Perform peer design and code reviews.

About the Team

Akamai’s Control Center is Akamai’s face to our users on the Web. It provides a full range of tools and APIs, including analytics, configuration management, web services, training, support, and billing for our customers to manage their accounts.

Required Skills

• 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or 3 years of experience and a Master’s degree or its equivalent or relevant experience and a PhD or its equivalent

• Experience with Java, Javascript and/or Python programming languages.

• Familiarity of cryptography and security standards.

• Experience with common application security issues and remediation.

Desired Skills

• 2 years experience developing software using a secure software development lifecycle

• 1+ years of software architect/design experience

• Experience with Java Web frameworks such as Spring or SpringMVC.

• Knowledge of standard and repeatable software engineering practices.

• Knowledge of Distributed Systems, Databases, Computer&Network Security, Big DataSystems.

• Strong communication and organizational skills.

• Experience communicating technical, non-technical (e.g. legal, compliance, regulatory) and security requirements to engineering teams, standards bodies, and/or non-technical authorities

• Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivated, creative, and confident.

• Understanding of cloud native development patterns (microservices, statelessness, service registry, service discovery, etc.)

• A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, cross-browser compatibility, authentication schemes (e.g. OAuth,OpenID), general web functions and standards.

• CCSP Certification

• 1 year experience applying web-based application attacks and defenses including at least those covered by the OWASP Top 10

• Familiarity with security technologies, processes, and concepts such as symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, TLS, Authentication and Authorization, Static Code Analysis, penetration testing methods

• Experience with industry compliance and security standards including one or more of the following: PCI DSS, ISO, CSA, NIST/DoD frameworks


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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