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Site Reliability Engineer

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About the Job

Akamai's System Communications team is looking for a talented DevOps engineer to join our team. This engineer will work closely with the development team as well as be the answer and liaison for our systems towards questions and help requests from the QA, Operations and other peer teams. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly inventive technology solutions for our customers, driving more and more traffic on the Internet. You will be responsible for ensuring the system stability and performance of our systems, running and supporting stable testnet environments and assisting with help list traffic and operational escalations. Are you intrigued by security systems? Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to work on technology problems that are interesting and challenging? Then this is the role for you.

About the Team

Akamai’s Systems Communications (SysComm) is a talented cross-functional group of engineers that builds and runs the fault-tolerant and highly scalable infrastructure that supports Akamai's global network. We develop distributed systems that behind the scene support Akamai's global network. This team is responsible for providing services that Akamai applications use for secure authentication and communication, securing servers, auditing and monitoring for all Akamai's machines running across the world.


* Become a subject matter expert (SME) of several internal highly-distributed systems.
* Provide expertise to engineering and operations team on the use of these systems.
* Tune systems to perform better and operate more reliably.
* Manage the rollout and activation of new features and platform changes.
* Assist Akamai engineering team and operations staff who rely on our system to perform their job.
* Write Bash, SQL and Python code to enhance and fix the functionality of the system.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent experience.
* 3+ years experience in the industry.
* 1+ years experience with Linux/Unix environment.
* 1+ years experience with networking systems.
* Experience with alerting, monitoring and performance management systems.
* Experience with SQL and Databases.
* Experience in Business Intelligence systems/tools (analyzing data and identifying trends).

Desired Qualifications

* Experience working with DNS, HTTP, and SSL protocols.
* Experience with Web servers, Linux containers, Python, SQL and no-SQL Databases.
* Experience analyzing and optimizing security systems.
* Excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
* Ability to working closely with other engineers to understand problems and work towards solutions.
* Experience with principles of software development and design.

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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