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Security Research Team Lead

019230 Requisition #
About the job:

If you are interested in working on versatile platforms, handling massive data sets, solving hard problems, and have a deep passion for security, Akamai is the place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated security research team lead who will work on developing the next generation of Akamai’s security products to protect our global customer base from APT attacks, cybercrime, and other malware threats.


● Lead a team of security researchers and analysts
● Research our ever growing network traffic data set to detect malicious threats, C&C communications, compromised clients and domains, and other malicious anomalies
● Contribute to the security community by producing and publishing blogs, security papers, and conference presentations discussing our methods and findings
● Stay up-to-date with the security community
● Work closely with our engineers to deliver detection and prevention mechanisms
Basic Qualifications:

● 4 years minimum of real-world security experience, including tracking and investigating cyber threats.
● 2 years minimum of leading a technical team
● Strong hands-on experience with real-world practices of the web networking world, mainly DNS & HTTP(S).
● Strong understanding of malware communications, botnet architectures, exploit kit delivery techniques.
● Good coding and scripting capabilities in Python and in SQL
● Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent experience.
● Creative, innovative, versatile individual, willing and able to explore new territories and solve hard problems.
● Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
● Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Desired Qualifications:

● Experience with big data systems and Spark & Hadoop in particular — major advantage

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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