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Senior Automation Engineer - DevOps

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The Enterprise Security space is thriving, and Akamai is growing with it! We’re looking for a Senior Automation Engineer with DevOps experience to work on our Zero Trust security initiatives. In this role, you’ll develop automation as well as DevOps procedures and best practices for mobile, desktop and cloud deployments. You’ll also engage in testing and bringing to market new and innovative solutions for today’s enterprise security challenges.

As a Senior Automation Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

* Providing technical expertise and creating automation/DevOps solutions to complex and interwoven sets of problems
* Designing and implementing tools that can help automate release, deployment, monitoring and operations activities using DevOps best practices
* Building and maintaining test and production infrastructure based on an understanding of Akamai's systems and software
* Designing and implementing test automation to accelerate product delivery cycles
* Implementing rapid prototypes to bring products to market quickly and meet our customers’ needs
* Effectively communicating your designs, implementation and test plans within the team and across other groups within the company
* Designing and implementing rapid deployments and monitoring systems for internal and production environments using DevOps best practices

About the Team
Akamai's Enterprise Division is a dynamic business unit responsible for developing Enterprise Security, Identity, and Application Access products to enable customer Enterprise IT and Security teams. These solutions provide fast and reliable enterprise application access and help mitigate endpoint malware and phishing attempts to help provide safer, easier, and faster security transformations. Ultimately, our goal is to secure, protect, and accelerate all Enterprise communications as a cloud gateway service. The division consists of product management, engineering, sales and technical pre-sales, product marketing, business development, and product support, and works closely with several other groups within Akamai and our external partners.


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 or an equivalent field or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent field or
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience with orchestration and configuration frameworks such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef
* 5+ years of experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl or Javascript
* 3+ years of experience deploying and monitoring software in production environments
* 3+ years of experience using continuous integration systems such as Jenkins
* 1+ year of experience managing and deploying systems to cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, etc.

Desired Skills
* Experience with test automation frameworks and methods
* Experience with common Internet protocols (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS)
* Experience with virtualization and containers
* Experience with a distributed highly available client/server system
* Strong experience working in a Linux/Unix environment
* Ability to reason about and troubleshoot complex systems
* Familiarity with test frameworks and test automation
* Desire to work in a fast-paced, results oriented team
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Understanding of Agile software methodology

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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