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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Engineering
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About the Company

Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've used Akamai's cloud delivery platform. 

About the Role

We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer in Test to help build deployment service registry and instance registry solutions for Akamai's Private Cloud (APC), next-generation of private cloud and cloud-native infrastructure.  Working collaboratively alongside some of the brightest engineers and architects in the industry, you will develop test automation solutions for our deployment framework and service/instance registries.  

Responsibilities include: 

* Implement automated tests and test infrastructure

* Set up and manage test environments

* Help support internal test users

* Contribute to monitoring and deployment capabilities

* Assist with operational tasks as needed

* Stay current with developments in cloud technology 

Ideally, you will have experience testing and/or operating cloud and/or microservices platforms.  You must possess strong Linux, networking and software engineering fundamentals.  You must also be highly motivated, be able to learn quickly, and have excellent communication skills.

About the Team

Akamai's Server Configuration team provides the common deployment and orchestration functionality used to install and manage Akamai’s globally distributed network.  We own critical deployment, configuration, and service discovery components that help form the foundation of Akamai's distributed system.  These components enable groups across the company to deploy and operate services at the level of scale, security, and reliability our customers have come to expect. 

The Server Configuration team interfaces with engineers from all areas of the company, affording us a unique perspective and visibility into the software systems in operation and engineering efforts taking place across the organization.

Required Education and Experience

8 years of relevant experience and BA/BS in Computer Science/Engineering or other technical discipline or equivalent experience

Required Skills

* 5+ years of Linux software development experience

* 5+ years of experience programming in Go, Python, and/or C/C++

* 5+ years experience working with Linux shells, utilities and system configuration

* 5+ years of exposure to networking protocols, debugging and configuration

* 1+ years of experience with Linux container technologies such as LXC, Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos

* 1+ years experience with at least one configuration management tool like Ansible or Puppet

* 1+ years experience with CI/CD servers (Jenkins) and artifact management (Artifactory)

Desired Skills

* Experience building private cloud infrastructure and/or microservices platforms

* Understanding of cloud-native development patterns (microservices, deployment strategies, service discovery, etc.)

* Knowledge of or experience with immutable infrastructure paradigms

* Solid knowledge of Linux debugging and performance analysis

* Knowledge of at least one infrastructure management tool such as Terraform

* Experience with virtualization technologies such as KVM and QEmu

* Prior contributions to Open Source projects

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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