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Senior Technical Consultant (Security)

019725 Requisition #

Technical Consultants are part of the Akamai’s Identity & Cloud Security Architect team and work directly with clients and Cloud Security Architects to support the growth of Akamai's Security business. You will be involved with projects and working with customers in support of our sales efforts including POC’s, value engineering, pre-sales security assessments and other projects in support of developing and expanding our Web Security business. 

As a Technical Consultant, you will work independently or within a small technical team in delivering the appropriate solution to Akamai's web security customers. You will consult with customers and account teams on their requirements, especially as it’s related to their web sites and applications. You will participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve our methodology and quality of pre-sales engagements. 

About the Team:

The Akamai Identity & Cloud Security Architect Team is responsible for driving Identity & Security related initiatives across Akamai in a manner that:

* Incubates Akamai Identity & Security Innovation;
* Expands the Global Akamai Identity & Security business;
* Contributes to Go-To Market Security capabilities. 

The team falls into the Purple Unicorn category as they are required to be technically seasoned and able to communicate business value, gain consensus and form trusted advisor relationships with senior level security leadership. This global unit empowers and better prepares Akamai to create, sell, deliver, and support the advanced Security solutions demanded by Akamai customers. 


Work as a member of a cross-functional pre-sales team contributing to the technology-based solutions and consult on concept feasibility;

Own the technical components of Identity or Security POC integrations and solutions including but not limited to configuration, debugging, documentation, testing, and go live support;

Provide thought leadership by actively developing and supporting tools and solutions supporting sales and pre-sales efforts;

Assess and analyze customer web applications and web traffic to help identify threats and potential vulnerabilities;

Partner with Pre-Sales and Sales teams in developing Value Confirmation strategies for Akamai’s Identity & Security products;

Partner with Business Support, Sales, Engineering, SOC, Product Development and Customer Care to resolve issues that arise during the Sales cycle;

Accurately scope implementation timelines for Pre-Sales assessments and POC integrations;

Identify technical risks and provide mitigation strategies during pre-sales stages

Review configurations with Professional Service team members to ensure quality and accuracy to requirements;

Occasional customer interaction like presentations and demos.

Required Skills:

•5+ years of commercial experience in Identity or Security engineering, Secure Application Development, Incident response or InfoSec operations role;

•3+ years commercial experience in CIAM/IAM or Web Application Security; 

•Familiarity with third-party authentication protocols such as OpenID, OpenID Connect, OAuth, and SAML;

•Solid web programming experience with HTTP technologies (RESTful, cookies/sessions, HTML, JavaScript), including a working knowledge of web application development and integration (e.g., RESTful, SOAP, J2EE, PHP) and related tools (cURL, Postman);

•Experience in the web application security field, web application firewall (WAF) concepts and technologies;

Desired Skills:

•Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills;

•Experience writing/decoding exploit, vulnerability, and attack detection signatures;

•Experience with general security technologies, processes, and concepts;

•IT solution delivery experience, preferably within a consulting organization;

•Experience with TCP/IP network debugging with tcpdump/wireshark or similar;

•Experience with data processing, Real Time Reporting and Analytics as it relates to Web Security;

•Working knowledge Industry recognized security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CEH, CCSP etc.)of the full software development life;

•Creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

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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