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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Engineering
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We are seeking an outstanding Senior Software Development Engineer in Test to be part of the GCDS Portal and SSO Engineering team. This role will be focused on building an end-to-end automated test suite to ensure that new releases are fully vetted prior to being released. Our products must be highly resilient, scalable, and perform optimally on our state-of-the-art distributed network. Verification will encompass building test cases, verifying new features, regression testing, identifying areas for optimization, and applying innovative software testing practices.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test you will be responsible for:

* Performing full SQA cycle for software releases in a fast-paced environment
* Gathering requirements and specifications, developing test plans, running automated/manual tests and analyzing test results
* Utilizing existing tools and processes for building releases for deployment to various test and production networks; and improving those tools and processes wherever possible
* Working closely with developers to design test criteria and develop comprehensive test plans and test strategies
* Participating in design and code reviews, software maintenance releases, documentation of test cases and results
* Developing new approaches to solve problems identified during QA activities
* Driving test efforts for bi-weekly releases within an Agile/Kanban SDL
* Designing and maintaining test lab environments

About the Team
We support DISA’s Global Content Delivery System (GCDS) to accelerate and secure DOD web content and applications across the Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). The GCDS Portal and Single Sign-on (SSO) applications are critical and highly visible entry points for users of content on GCDS.


Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience developing or testing network software applications
* 5+ years of experience developing automation in one or more of the following languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell Scripting, Java
* 5+ years of experience working in a Linux/Unix environment
* 3+ years of hands-on experience with internet/security protocols, e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SSL, TLS, IPSec

* Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Desired Skills
* Experience with Ruby on Rails or web application testing suites (Minitest, Rspec, Cucumber, Selenium, etc.)
* Experience with DevOps, automation, and continuous build/integration/deployment systems (Jenkins, Ansible, or similar)
* Experience with software repositories (Git) and issue tracking tools (Jira) on an Agile (Scrum, Kanban) team
* Domain knowledge in the areas of web server (apache / tomcat), proxy server, and browser technologies
* Familiarity with Internet security, firewalls, and encryption technologies
* Release Engineering experience, ideally for web applications
* Ability to perform and troubleshoot software installation tasks in a Linux server environment
* Experience with testing very large scale, distributed systems
* Willingness and flexibility to switch between multiple high priority assignments
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
* Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills, attention to detail
* Experience working with a distributed team

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

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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