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Senior Security Researcher

General & Administrative
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If you have a deep passion for security, love handling massive data sets, and get excited from solving hard problems, Akamai is the place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated security researcher 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. The Security researcher will be a member of Akamai’s enterprise security team, and will focus on analyzing security landscape threats, define and design security product elements and research, publish and present security papers and blogs.


•Research malicious threats, C&C communications, compromised clients and domains, in order to identify common malicious patterns
•Define product detection capabilities, from initial research proposal, to proof of concept, to product requirements that will be developed by engineers
•Develop research tools that will be used across the business unit
•Contribute to security communities through papers, blogs, and presentations

•Extensive coding and scripting capabilities in Python or similar, and in SQL
•Strong understanding of the web networking stack, mainly DNS & HTTP(S), and common real world practices
•Understanding of malware communications, botnet architectures, exploit kit delivery techniques
•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.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience as developer — highly desired
•Experience with malware reverse engineering — highly desired
•Experience with data mining or machine learning — a 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 @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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