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Software Automation Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Job:

We are looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test to serve as a member for security BigData team building intelligence for the entire web community. Software Development Engineer in Test must be a skilled engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in Software Quality Engineering and drive to transform that passion into consistent excellence in product validation. The candidate will partner with Product Architects, Developers, and other QA Engineers to help define and implement functional test strategy to validate and verify features that power Akamai’s security products. Other responsibilities include enhancing and maintaining test automation frameworks, maintenance and execution of release regression suites etc. Qualified candidates will show an aptitude for discovering software/security issues/bugs, will enjoy and excel in solving complex automation problems with a mission to release high quality software that is resilient and optimally performing on Akamai’s large distributed networks.

About the Team:

No one carries more of the world's Web traffic than Akamai, so working with Akamai means you’re helping some of the world’s best-known brands succeed in bringing any experience to any device, anywhere. Cloud computing, SaaS, eCommerce, online entertainment and dynamic personalized experiences are all fueled by Akamai technology. Join Akamai and you join a culture that’s extremely intelligent, strongly supportive and passionately committed to delivering world-class solutions. Some of the best minds in business, mathematics, and engineering work at Akamai – leading, learning and shaping the future of the Internet.


• Develop comprehensive test plans and automation using Java, python and SQL to test akamai security products which requires thorough study and understanding of various security features.
• Create and maintain automated functional and system tests to replicate complex real-world scenarios
• Oversee design of security features, technical scoping ensuring that features deliver the expected functionality with high quality.
• Review functional requirements, design documents, implementation notes and incorporate this information into test strategies.
• Creates or maintains databases of known test defects.
• Monitors bug resolution efforts and tracks successes.
• Implements quality control methodologies to ensure compliance with quality assurance standards, guidelines, and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with additional formal study in software design and engineering or quality assurance
• Candidate must have 1-2 years of experience with automated and manual testing in a rigorous software-testing environment
• Automation Skills (Must)
• Basic Linux experience (Must)
• Familiarity with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and all aspects of application phases from design through deployment
• Familiarity with the Agile Lifecycle
• Must have demonstrated ability to develop and execute test cases for complex requirements
• Manual bug tracking software experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible
• Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-motivated and a quick learner

Desired Qualifications:

• Security knowledge
• Big Data knowledge
• Experience with automated testing tools, preferably SOAPUI, Selenium, JMeter

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 @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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