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Senior Information Security Engineer

017136 Requisition #

About the Job

We are looking for a person with expert knowledge of secure software development processes and cloud security to help us ensure we design, build and maintain solid security controls for our identity cloud services. You will lead, do, teach and grow with us as we create a safer identity experience for all.


About the Team

We are responsible for safeguarding the security of Akamai’s Identity Cloud services and provide internal advocacy for security practices. We work closely with product development and platform teams to help ensure that Akamai systems lead by example for safety and security compliance needs of our customers and the public.



       Act as an Information Security stakeholder and collaborate with technical leads (Architects, Software Engineers, DevOps), product managers and third-party vendors to integrate and automate security controls and compliance proofing into the SDLC and DevOps processes

       Guide and perform security activities, including risk assessments, application vulnerability testing, code review, static and dynamic code testing, and penetration testing of web applications

       Oversee, prioritize and review internal and external security scans and assessment results; provide remediation guidance, retesting, exploit reproduction and help reduce false positives

       Promote and train security program fundamentals and processes 

       Collaborate on technology projects, providing security reviews and remediation recommendations based on industry standards; document processes, procedures, findings and remediation recommendations

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

       8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience


Required Skills:

       4+ years of experience in information security

       3+ years of experience with secure application development and testing processes

       3+ years of experience with securing cloud technologies


Desired Skills:

       CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, OSCP or similar certification

       Knowledge of and experience with commercial and open source application security tools (e.g., Burp Suite, OWASP Zap, Arachni, BlackDuck, Kali Linux, Metasploit framework, Wireshark)

       In-depth technical knowledge of techniques, standards and security for authentication, authorization, cloud, and web-related technologies (such as browsers, web applications, APIs,services, architectures etc.)

       Knowledge and experience in application technology security testing, including white box, black box, and code review

       Experience with automation scripting and automated testing tools

       Working knowledge of a variety of programming languages, with an emphasis on Go, Python, JavaScript and the ability to write code independently in select languages

       Experience with the application of security frameworks and regulatory standards such as ISO, NIST, OWASP, GDPR...etc

       Able to articulate, plan, implement and manage software security best practices

       Possesses an insatiable hunger to understand limits, possibilities, opportunities, and reasons

       Is direct and indirect by turns; derives glee and satisfaction from relevant discovery, but is always ready to meet colleagues where they are to accompany them on their journey. Enjoys both order and chaos

       Situational fluency, ability to influence and motivate others, and perseverance to bridge challenging business and technical situations

       Passionate appetite for on-going challenges and interest in continuously learning

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

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