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Senior Cloud Reliability Engineer

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Akamai is looking for a Senior Cloud Reliability Engineer who will be responsible for the reliability and availability of Akamai services, sharing the responsibility with the product team to diagnose, mitigate and solve outages. You will face some of the most complex challenges in distributed systems at scale and help us deliver the products our customers need in order to succeed.

Your Mission as a Senior Cloud Reliability Engineer:
* Provide support to the highly available systems that will run across thousands of data centers and all major Geography’s
* Work with the Products/Engineering and Support teams on improving Akamai Media & Storage products every day.
* Help others to be awesome by sharing your knowledge with them.
* Take initiative in improving our products in small or large ways.
* Contribute to solution designs to address critical issues and complex problems.
* Recommend viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
* Solve problems and make use of automation/Feedback to make sure they will not happen again.
* Work closely with product engineers to advocate reliable and scalable system design for Supportability/Resilience and reliability.
* Perform on-call duty as part of a team responsible of the Support, availability and performance of all Akamai Media Products.
* Develop tools ideas / prototypes to assist Akamai Support engineers as well as to proactively monitor service performance and availability.

About the Team
At Akamai, Media Reliability Engineers are highly independent and self-organized individual contributors who work together as a tight team focused on building the most reliable system. Media Reliability Engineers have a mix of system and software engineering knowledge, they are working closely with product engineers to design reliable and scalable system designs and sustain our exponential growth.

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 or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree 

Required Skills
* 5+ years experience with cloud computing, hosting, network or Streaming and Storage
* 5+ year’s experience with at least one of the following languages: Python, Go, NodeJS, Ruby, C/C++, Java, PHP
* 5+ years experience with Web Services & Cloud API
* 5+ years experience in Linux administration and troubleshooting
* 5+ years experience of fundamental technologies like TCP/IP, HTTP, and DNS

Desired Skills
* Deploy and maintain components on a large-scale environment
* Good communication skills
* Self-motivated and a capacity to get things done
* Capacity to adapt and learn quickly
* Experience with version control, Perforce/Git
* Strong scripting and automation skills
* Experience operating large-scale, distributed systems
* Experience with public cloud platforms
* Support/DevOps experience in a Linux based environment
* Experience in Networking, Streaming or Storage in a 24/7 environment

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 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

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