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Senior Data Engineer

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Engineering
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017425 Requisition #

Overview

The Akamai Carrier Business Unit provide advanced applications for major ISPs around the world that enforce Security at the DNS layer, deployments of DNS, and especially for Security Applications (Akamai SPS) that provide ISPs innovative network-based security products (security, content filtering, messaging). The business has four major data science tasks:

1. Analyze petabytes of DNS/Proxy data that are shared from our ISP customers and constitute the equivalent of a massive honey pot of network-based data to find attacks (on the network (DDOS), phishing, malware).
2. Choose and analyze security feeds and/or content feeds from over 100 partners.
3. Work with other teams at Akamai to incorporate information from our security products into the Carrier products.
4. Work with product management and customers to demonstrate that our products are effective, show value from our 1st party data, find new threats in the data.

In order to deliver on these tasks, we need to develop and deploy an innovative data ingest and data analytics capabilities. Today this consists of using Hadoop/Spark/streaming analysis of the DNS data above, other sources of security information (e.g. VirusTotal data, information from web-crawling suspect domains, etc.), and implementing special purpose Machine Learning algorithms to discover new and evolving threats. Handling the scale of this data and building out these components is a major challenge. This role bridges the gap between our data science team and the real-world application of these algorithms to real production data. This role is for an experienced software engineer who also has experience improving algorithms for machine learning and developing/deploying these algorithms in a cloud environment.

We are looking for self driven engineers who can come up to speed on our technology and build on top of this infrastructure to expand and evolve these services.

About the Team
Akamai’s Enterprise & Carrier Division is a dynamic “start-in“group that defines, develops, and sells Akamai’s carrier products to fixed and mobile carriers. The group is responsible for Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions and incorporates the strength of Akamai’s globally distributed computing system packaged into products and sold to network service providers (Telcos, ISPs, MSOs). The division collaborates closely with the other product and engineering groups within Akamai as well many external partners and customers.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
● 6 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or its equivalent or its equivalent
● 4 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or its equivalent
● Experience with implementations around Big Data systems, such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
● Experience translating high-level algorithms from data researchers into scalable, production, code.
● Experience with cloud-based deployment techniques (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, etc.)
● Expertise with Java/C++, with knowledge of Python or other scripting language
● Solid understanding of data modeling and machine learning techniques a plus

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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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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