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Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Engineering
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Akamai's Web Engineering team is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to ensure the quality of our Image and Video Optimization technologies. This person will be responsible for the design and implementation of significant test components and will be depended on for the success of our product. The position will require a strong will to get things done as well as the ability to quickly analyze complex features and write robust software.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will be responsible for:
* Developing tools, test frameworks, and automation to test the product
* Owning the quality of the product and the platform
* Taking test strategies from inception to completed automation
* Participating in product design for bug prevention and testability
* Continuously improving test toolsets and methodologies

About the Team:
Our products and services are used by the world's top E-Commerce, Travel, Media and Entertainment, Financial Services, and Government web-sites to consistently provide high-quality web experiences that increase the overall effectiveness of our customer’s web presence.

The team in Ottawa works on services that deliver high-performance web and mobile experiences, optimized for any device, network, and browser - regardless of the connectivity situation. We build solutions to deliver the fastest performance and deliver the right online media to the right user, all at staggering scale!
Required Education and Experience:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Required Skills:
* 1+ year of experience in test automation or software development
* 1+ year of experience with Java or another object-oriented language such as C++ or C#
* 1+ year of experience with a scripting language such as Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.
* 1+ year of experience working with Linux/Unix-like operating systems

Desired Skills:
* Ability to deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems
* Ability to articulate technical test challenges into automated test solutions
* Experience with build to test automation; continuous integration
* Experience with Agile/Lean software development methodologies
* Experience with Image and Video formats and optimizing visual media
* Experience with HTTP and debugging HTTP traffic
* Passion for making the internet infrastructure faster and more reliable
* Experience with any of the following technologies: Jenkins, Buildbot, Robot, cloud, SAAS, web servers, proxies, and applications

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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