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Site Reliability Engineer IoT

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About the Job

Akamai’s Web Performance Business Unit seeks Site Reliability Engineer to be a part of a new IoT Engineering team in Akamai’s Krakow office. The SRE position within the IoT group is a dynamic role, focused on ensuring optimal performance and efficiency of the components deployed in the Akamai Network. The strong communication skills are essential to work across all areas of the company, especially engineering, operations, networking, and technical services.

As one of the front line engineers for our products this individual will answer questions about how the platform works and perform, as well as ensure that the underlying components are operating successfully. The individual will work very closely with the software engineers to troubleshoot and address field issues, propose configuration and code changes as well as contribute to improving our infrastructure and network abilities. Learning about many details of the architecture of our massively distributed deployment and many aspects of Akamai’s systems will be essential for this role.

About the Team

The Web Performance business unit builds the core technologies that underpin the fastest, most scalable services around the world. The new IoT Engineering team in Krakow is one of the core engineering teams contributing to Akamai’s IoT products. Our customers include sophisticated, world-leading organizations across many industry verticals. We build the software for automotive, logistics, transportation and gaming industries.


* Controlling and coordinating the deployment and maintenance process of Cassandra DB services in the cloud.
* Analyzing and debugging distributed Java and C++ applications and systems.
* Gathering and analyzing data to root out errors, discern trends, and diagnose complex customer-facing issues (pre- and post-sale),
* Responding to incidents, but more importantly preventing incidents through pro-active analysis and monitoring.
* Solving complex service issues: service incidents, complex customer setups, field trials, and server and network performance and availability issues.
* Identifying and communicating the need for technology improvements/software updates and product innovation.
* Working with engineering, product management, operations, network infrastructure, and business development teams.

Desired Skills and Experience

Basic Qualifications

* 2+ years experience in the industry.
* 1+ years experience configuring and maintaining Cassandra DB services.
* Experience with Linux/Unix and networking systems.
* Experience with alerting, monitoring and performance management systems.
* Familiarity with Agile methodologies and best practices.
* Desire to work in a collaborative, dynamic team environment.
* Passion to understand, learn, and use new technologies.
* Can-do, positive attitude.

Desired Qualifications

* Experience with distributed systems and monitoring.
* Experience with most of the following: TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, HTML, and SSL protocols.
* Thorough understanding of distributed systems and/or virtual machine systems.
* Experience in networked systems operation and monitoring.
* Experience in the evaluation and benchmarking of network performance.
* Experience working with other cloud providers like Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.
* Ability to write clear documents in English describing network issues and their resolution.
* Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.

Please add to your CV the statement below:

„Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych dla potrzeb niezbędnych do realizacji obecnych jak i przyszłych procesów rekrutacji zgodnie z ustawą z dnia 29 sierpnia 1997 r. o ochronie danych osobowych (tekst jednolity: Dz.U.2014r. poz.1182).”


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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