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Senior DevOps Software Engineer

018583 Requisition #

About the Job
Akamai’s Media Engineering team is looking for a smart, self-motivated, highly productive Senior DevOps Software Engineer to design and implement software for Akamai's massively scalable and distributed platform for video streaming. You will be joining an industry leading organization and team that is delivering massive amounts of video at scale and is unmatched by any other in the industry.

As a Senior DevOps Software Engineer you will:
* Build and maintain operations software which automates the configuration, provisioning, deployment and monitoring of our core systems
* Work with fellow DevOps Engineers to build and maintain our production infrastructure to ensure ongoing reliability while maximizing development team efficiency
* Build and Maintain operations of streaming networks and delivery products (AMD, MSL, Cloud Wrapper).
* Develop automation frameworks for public cloud infrastructure deployments
* Troubleshoot and debug infrastructure, network, and operating system issues
* Maintenance, management, and streamlining of all of our servers, external processes, and hosted services
* Knowledge of Media streaming technologies protocols, container formats and encoding
* Participate in architecture planning sessions with development team
* Develop tools for automation, monitoring and system reporting
* Make sure the infrastructure is running optimally and is scalable.

About the Team
The Media Division is responsible for developing the Akamai HD Network solution. Due to unmatched scale and video streaming quality of the Akamai HD Network, almost all large-scale broadcasters and film distributors use this platform to reach millions of end users throughout the world. The group is directly responsible for developing software which streams almost all of the biggest online events including World Cup Soccer, Olympics, March Madness, Super Bowl, and other major sporting and entertainment events.

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree

Required Skills
* Minimum 5 years of experience in large-scale cloud-based Infrastructure, AWS preferred
* Minimum 2 years of experience with Python or Bash
* Minimum 2 years of experience OOPS Design Methodologies, Algorithms and Data Structures
* Minimum 2 years experience with TCP/IP, HTTP, and network programming
* Minimum 2 years working in a Unix/Linux based server environment

Desired Skills
* Ability to work on complex codebases to provide bug fixes are a must
* Strong trouble-shooting skills that spans networks, systems, software stacks, and applications.
* Design and implement solutions for monitoring, scaling, performance improvement, and configuration management of systems running SaaS application on AWS infrastructure
* Working knowledge of build automation and CI/CD pipelines
* Well versed in DNS, Load Balancing, SSL, TCP/IP, networking and security
* AWS architecture, developer, or devops certifications a plus
* Knowledge of application deployment and data migration on AWS
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Individual who is self-motivated, results driven, has ability to work independently, and is passionate about technology.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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

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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