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Senior QA Engineering Manager

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About the Job

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Manager with proven experience and automation testing skills as well as team management to ensure the quality of the security products running on the Akamai platform. The ideal candidate will have experience with creating both Functional & Performance tests for Enterprise Web Applications and Web Services. Additionally, the candidate should have a solid understanding of product release processes and configuration management. They should also feel comfortable with Linux/Unix and working with distributed systems. The position may also entails coding, shell scripting, and performing data analysis using a variety of tools & frameworks. The ideal candidate will have web application testing experience, strong analysis capabilities, good teamwork & communication skills, and the ability to build solid automation. 

As a Senior QA Manager you will be responsible for:    


* Developing automation metrics and managing the team to increase cycles of test executions and depth of test coverage across legacy and new product features.  

* Representing the voice of SQA in Agile/Scrum planning and grooming processes to accurately represent the level of effort needed to perform testing activities within the sprint – test case development, automation development, etc.  

* Have significant experience with test-case management systems (Zefer, HP-QC, or other) and leveraging those to tools to organize and report on testing activities and test coverage.  

* Representing SQA in internal discussions regarding resource capacity and resource demand for roadmaps.  

* Collaborating closely with Development Manager, Product Management, Program Management, and Product Architect peers to plan, build, deploy and operate Security products on the platform.  

* Participating in cross business unit initiatives involving QA strategy, tools, and environments.      



Reviewing functional requirements, design documents, and bug descriptions and create appropriate test plans.  

* Creating, maintaining and executing manual and automated integrated product/system tests to replicate real-world scenarios. 

 * Keeping the status of testing activities updated continually using JIRA issue tracking & Confluence for more detailed design and planning documentation.  

* Managing server configurations and code in several test and lab environments.  

* Coordinating and developing automation for applying proper configuration management to servers.  * Representing SQA testing status, risks, and issue findings at cross-functional core team meetings.  

* Working with developers to isolate, reproduce, troubleshoot, and resolve issues that surface during testing.  

About the Team  

Our team is part of the Security organization, which has responsibility for the technologies that power Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Edge Tokenization, Web Application Firewall and Siteshield. These provide distributed protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with on-demand scalability.  Akamai’s global footprint of over 100,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. The team builds and extends Akamai’s highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high value web sites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in annual revenue.     


Required Education and Experience

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

* 10 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or its equivalent or   

* 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in computer science/engineering or its equivalent or

* 5 years of relevant experience and a PhD or its equivalent

Required Skills 

* 10+ years of experience in server side and/or UI development and/or QA Engineering. 

* 10+ years of technical working experience with UNIX/Linux/Windows environments and HTTP/S, DNS, TCP/IP networking protocols.  

* 3+  years of experience with Object-Oriented design and development.  

* 3+ years of product/system integration testing.

* 2+ years experience coding in Java.

Desired Skills  

* Experience with web application deployment, including application and database servers.  

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

* Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills.  

* Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible  

* Domain knowledge in the area of Web server (IIS/Apache), proxy server and caching technology strongly desired  

* Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review  

* Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques 

* Familiarity with test automation experience using Selenium.     

* Familiarity with HTML, CSS JavaScript.

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 @Akamaijobs 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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