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Senior Manager Software Development Engineer in Test

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About the Team

The analytics engineering team is responsible for building a number of systems for analyzing the Akamai network. The award winning Media Analytics product was developed completely by this team. The platform team within Analytics engineering is responsible for some of the critical blocks of the software infrastructure. The team is responsible for software development on a large-scale distributed network that processes billions of records every day to create valuable reports on Internet activity. The team is tasked with designing and implementing a fault-tolerant and highly scalable system that must continue to run even in the presence of architectural level evolution.


As a Manager of Software Engineer in Test you will be responsible for:


·         Recruit, mentor, retain and lead a large team of talented Software Development Engineers in Test to their full potential.

·         Communicate clearly and openly with internal and external stakeholders regarding progress, roadblocks, and timelines.

·         Inspire SDET’s to work effectively, leading by example and keeping enthusiasm high in tight-deadline situations.

·         Oversee technical scoping and design of projects to ensure that projects deliver the expected value on time and with high quality.

·         Handle day-to-day management tasks such as performance reviews, managing time off, and recruiting and project coordination.

·         Work closely with management to identify risks, solve problems, and maintain progress.

·         Build, maintain and mature the security test engineering tools platform.

·         Provide management with reports/metrics to display transparency into testing progress, automation summaries, and release readiness.

·         Research and stay current on Quality Engineering Testing trends as the industry evolves.




·         Design test specs and create test strategy for new and existing features and products.

·         Demonstrated experience of improving development practices to raise quality such as: continuous integration, code coverage analysis, code quality tools, automated code testing tools etc.

·         Influence the inclusion of testability during design and development phases.

·         Design and implement extensive test framework and test suite for end to end testing for large scale distributed, data processing and storage systems. Drive automation efforts across components.

·         Influence development team with regard to prioritizing testability & operationalization aspects of the modules.

·         Responsibilities include researching, Evolving test & automation trends,analyzing, designing, proposing, and delivering solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies.

·         Test products and platform through all phases of development and QA phases (Functional/regression/integration/performance testing)

·         Create and champion QA best practices and processes within the engineering team

·         Lead execution and results reporting for feature areas and products

·         Mentor engineers on testing best practices

·         Supervise/mentor/coaching high performance team




·         Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

·         10+ years of solid software testing experience in distributed/big data systems.

·         4+ years of experience in leading teams

·         Knowledge on database like Oracle , SQL , NO SQL , MongoDB, CouchDB

·         Good experience in product testing on UNIX operating system, good hands on UNIX command line, understand profiling of s/w on UNIX OS.

·         Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivational, creative, and confident.

·         Solid analytical and in-depth troubleshooting skills.

·         Hands on experience on designing and implementing test automation framework to test distributed systems

·         Hands on experience with any of the programming languages: C++, Python. 

·         Familiarity with networking protocols and technologies (especially HTTP, HTTPS, DNS).

·         Experience on Performance testing of large scale data systems and good experience in understanding performance bottlenecks of software.

·         Knowledge of Distributed Systems, Databases, Big Data Systems (Desired)

·         Strong communication and organizational skills.



About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at

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 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. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.

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