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Senior Software Engineer in Test - Media

Software Engineering
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Akamai’s Media and CDN team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly productive software engineer who will be testing and verifying the core features/functionalities of the web/caching/streaming distributed servers that form the Akamai Cloud.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test you will:
* Scope out comprehensive test plans based on the design requirements and code changes.
* Execute tests on a large-scale distributed test network.
* Maintain/enhance/develop test tools and automation frameworks.
* Benchmark various server metrics, across releases/hardware, to ensure quality and high performance.
* Investigate and analyze root causes of technical issues / performance bottlenecks.
* Verify and validate the server using white-box/black-box/functional/stress testing techniques.

About the Team
The candidate will be part of the highly skilled Media & CDN engineering team that's responsible for the software that runs Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Our software is a combination of many different technologies. It is a web server, a web client, a distributed caching engine, and much more. It provides a scalable, fault tolerant solution to web sites for handling their traffic, does HTTP HD streaming, determines the fastest route from point A to point B, hops around bottlenecks on the Internet, provides security, and provides a wide array of reporting abilities for our Network Operations Command Center and our customers.

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

Required Skills
* 8+ years experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Perl
* 8+ years experience developing test scripts and test automation.
* 8+ years experience in a UNIX/Linux environment.
* 4+ years experience with networking protocols.
* 4+ years experience with data analysis, network diagnostics and debugging tools to characterize performance, reliability, scalability and capacity of large scale distributed systems
* 2+ years familiarity with data visualization and monitoring tools like Grafana, Kibana
* 2+ years familiarity with open source databases like Prometheus, Influx DB and Graphite.

Desired Skills
* Strong written and verbal communication.
* Experience with any of the following programming languages: Java, Perl, Python, Javascript, C/C++, etc.
* Domain knowledge in the area of Web server (apache/IIS), proxy server, and caching technology strongly desired.
* Familiarity with Media Content Delivery such as QuickTime Server, Windows Media Streaming Server, Flash Media Server, and Silverlight is strongly desired.
* Familiarity with streaming codecs and containers is strongly desired.
* Experience in content creation using custom/stock encoders is a plus.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
* Good understanding of Agile Methodology.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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 unmatches 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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