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Senior Security Solutions Architect

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About the role

Solutions Architects are part of Akamai's Global Services & Support (GSS) team and work directly with clients to deliver Akamai's solutions. You will be involved with projects from design through implementation, testing, and customer sign-off. You will work independently or within a small technical team in delivering the appropriate solution to Akamai's enterprise customers. Leveraging on high-performance DNS software to deliver value-added services to subscribers and highly effective protection against cyberattacks. You will plan, design, implement and deploy Akamai platform configurations to integrate with other ecosystems in customer setup, develop and execute test cases and scripts for the deployed solutions. This is a customer-fronting regional role for EMEA as such business travels can be expected within the region.

About the Team

Akamai provides DNS-based security and services innovation. Post-acquisition of Nominum, author of BIND 9, Akamai provides an integrated suite of carrier-grade DNS-based solutions that enable fixed and mobile operators to protect and enhance their networks, strengthen security for business and residential subscribers and offer innovative value-added services. The innovation solutions from Nominum deliver a safe, customizable internet and promote greater value to over half a billion users. Recognizing that an organization’s approach to its Internet initiatives is developed long before implementation and is an ongoing exercise long after go-live, Akamai Professional Services offers consulting services that addresses all phases of a customer’s Internet strategy and implementing Akamai Solutions.


• Support pre-sales in designing and validating the proposed Nominum solutions. At times, he/she is expected to lead the activity.

• Work closely with relevant stakeholders to estimate and size the professional services work based on customer and/or pre-sales input and requirements.

• Willing and able to roll up your sleeves to design, install, configure and test system configurations to meet clients’ requirements. Script and custom configuration and/or development may be required in certain cases.

• Creation of Solutions Design Documents (SDDs) that define the solution to be deployed to meet the business requirements.

• Deployment of the solution defined in the SDD per project planning (in collaboration with CSM/TPM/EM). Such deployment will include remote (or onsite) installation of Nominum software, script development for integration or operation of systems, tuning systems, measuring performance, identifying and resolving issues in the deployment and ensuring production deployments are successful. Also includes knowledge transfer of the solution.

• Onsite visits or working remotely to deploy Nominum solutions and configure them as required.· Ability to understand, analyze and diagnose the behavior of the Nominum software to resolve deployment issues. He/she is expected to lead and coordinate with other internal stakeholders e.g. Product Management, Engineering and Support team where needed.

• Conduct technical workshop, knowledge transfer session and custom training for Akamai partners and/or customers.

• Definition of System Tests based on the functions specified in the SDD.

• Writing post-deployment documentation that will be used by Nominum Support in the future.

• Provide regular feedback and improvement ideas to internal stakeholders e.g. feedback on Akamai products/solutions, customer and/or partner feedback, process improvement and etc.

• Participate in Akamai events, initiatives and training programs. 

Basic Qualifications:

• Min. 5 years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

• Min. 4-6 years of hands on experience of protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS and DNS and Linux platform.

• Significant hands-on background and experience with networking technology and associated systems (UNIX/Linux, TCP/IP, UDP, RADIUS, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, SAML, AD).

• Experience with Java, CURL, Python or shell scripting.· Familiarity with HTML and web-content development would be advantageous.

• Understanding of principles of capacity planning and professional services sizing.

• Familiarity with virtualization technology.

• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to articulate complex technology simply.

Nice-to-have Skills

• Experience in web-related programming or scripting languages: Perl, PHP, Shell Scripting, J2EE, .NET, C#, JSP, ASP, etc.· Experience with Postgres, Vertica or other relational database, is a plus.

• Web security background is a plus - experience in implementing different security solutions such as web application firewalls, IDS, ModSecurity etc.

• Experience with web-based applications and deployment in large-scale environments.

• Professional certification in information security (i.e. CISSP, CEH, GWAPT, or CISA) is a plus.

• Creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

• Self-motivated, independent, and able to understand complex systems.


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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