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This role will be focused on testing the performance, reliability, scalability, security, and functionality of Akamai's Carrier Subscriber Protection Services Platform. These licensed cloud and on-site systems supply critical core Domain Name Service which provide a fault-tolerant, highly scalable system with real time monitoring and additional protection. The ideal candidate will possess strong automation development skills and work with engineering and quality teams to build and maintain system-level test automation tools. Our automation infrastructure spans many languages and supports testing robust, critical, front-end and back-end systems. You will gather requirements, design, implement, and maintain tools and infrastructure used to test software serving and securing billions of queries per second around the world.

As a Senior QA Engineer you will be responsible for:
* Developing full solution test coverage for network software applications
* Working with the Product, QA, and Engineering teams in the design and implementation of test automation tools
* Review team member tests and test plans
* Ensuring that system and software under test meet product design/specifications
* Performing full SQA cycles for software releases in a fast-pace environment. This includes - but is not limited to - gathering specs, developing test plans, running automated and manual tests as needed, and analyzing test results
* Designing, implementing, and supporting the infrastructure used for automated testing of complex systems

About the Team
The Carrier business unit works with ISPs worldwide, using the fact that Akamai provides DNS-based services for over 400 million subscribers worldwide to analyze and discover threat data in that subscriber traffic. These provide the raw material that we need to identify threats that will be mitigated by our SPS and Enterprise product lines (ThreatAvert, SecureConsumer, SecureBusiness, ETP). We need someone with the experience and ambition to use this data to help lead our ability to innovate in this area. If you love analyzing and extracting meaningful insight from network-based data to provide better security for millions of subscribers to these services, and see your insight practically applied, this role is full of opportunity for you.

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 in Computer Science or
* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science

Required Skills
* 8 years of overall, relevant experience in QA/Testing/Development network software applications
* 8 years’ experience developing automation in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, Perl Ruby, Shell Scripting, Java or C++
* 8 years of experience working in Linux/Unix environment
* 4 years testing very large scale, distributed systems
* 4 years of experience with internet/security protocols, e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SSL, TLS

Desired Skills
* Experience developing or testing network software applications
* Experience with testing very large scale, distributed systems
* Strong written and verbal communication
* Familiarity with test tools and continuous integration systems, such as Jenkins
* Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills, attention to detail
* Willingness and flexibility to switch between multiple high priority assignments

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.

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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