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Senior Platform Operations Tools Engineer

Software Engineering
020265 Requisition #

About the Job:
Akamai is looking for a technical professional to join the Custom Government SysOps team at our Reston, VA facility that serves our growing Public Sector customer base. The ideal candidate has a wide base of technical knowledge and experience working in fast-paced development and operational environments with a strong focus on Linux administration, full-stack software development and integration. Candidates that will excel in this position are life-long learners who demonstrate a high degree of motivation, time management skill and intellectual curiosity. This position will be an excellent opportunity for the above average system or network administrator with demonstrable application development skill who is looking to transition to a primarily developer role. The position will report to the Team Lead of Custom Government SysOps.

About the Team:
The Custom Government SysOps team supports the Platform Operations group who manage, monitor, and maintain Akamai’s globally deployed servers and network infrastructure. The SysOps team develops and supports Linux software that the Platform Operations group deploys and maintains on the production network. The team is also involved in creating specialty tools and web-based applications for Operations. These efforts contribute to the efficient and stable operation of our infrastructure and play a crucial role in maintaining the high availability and unparalleled performance of our cloud services platform.

* Work with Platform Operations to learn their processes, procedures, workflows and tooling.
* Work with Custom Engineering to maintain and release Linux software components that will operate on the production network.
* Develop and maintain new and existing command-line and web-based tools to improve Platform Operations’ workflows.
* Build and maintain both development and production Linux environments for the SysOps team’s software products.
* Develop and maintain documentation and procedures for these software products.

Required Education and Experience:
* 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's Degree in CS, MIS, or its equivalent
* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s Degree in CS, MIS, or its equivalent
* 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD in CS, MIS, or its equivalent

Required Skills:
* 5+ years experience maintaining Linux/Unix systems.
* 5+ years experience in full-stack application development/integration.
* 5+ years strong ability in Perl, Python (Flask), Ruby (on Rails), Javascript (ReactJS), and/or PHP highly desired.

Desired Qualifications
* Knowledge of full stack web application development including front-end and back-end engineering, deployment, and operation.
* Knowledge of current industry practices including continuous integration/delivery, collaborative development, revision control, automation and containerization technologies.
* Knowledge of compiling C/C++ FOSS and working with custom Makefiles
* Strong interpersonal, communication and documentation skills.
* Experience deploying and operating complex Linux web application environments.
* High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
* Excellent timeliness and dependability.
* Knowledge of databases/SQL a plus.
* Knowledge of OpenSSL, Apache/HTTP[S] a plus.

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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