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Senior Security Data Analyst

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About the position:

If you have a deep passion for security, love handling massive data from visibility into as much as 30% of all Internet traffic, and enjoy solving difficult problems, Akamai is the place for you. Akamai’s enterprise security division is developing the next generation of Akamai's enterprise security products that will protect our global customer base from attacks, cybercrime, and other malware threats based on proprietary intelligence and algorithms. The Security Data Analyst we are looking for will be a member of Akamai’s enterprise Security Research team, and will focus on investigating real-world threats, and implementing algorithms to detect threats for improving Akamai’s detection techniques.


● Research, analyze and investigate security threats, based on Akamai’s big data visibility.
● Conduct data mining and big data analysis to deliver security insights.
● Create and maintain network security content, mainly phishing/malware infections and networking indications.
● Build automation tools for detecting events and new trends within our big-data systems.
● Analyze breaches, attacks and insider threats within some of the world's largest enterprise networks
● Write blogs based on your findings


● At least two years of relevant experience in Cyber Security Analysis and research
● Thorough knowledge in networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP
● Strong knowledge of security practices, threats and vulnerabilities
● Knowledge in SQL and relevant programming/scripting experience (Python, shell scripts)
● Knowledge in JavaScript, PHP etc.
● Experience in working with Unix / Linux environments
● Passion for data analysis and the malware ecosystem.
● Creativity, innovation and self-motivation

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience in malware related traffic analysis.
● Experience with big data systems (Hadoop, Hive, Spark).
● Experience with statistical analysis and machine learning.

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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