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Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Engineering
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About the Job:

This position will offer the opportunity to test software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world. 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.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, highly productive engineer who will be validating the quality of our software components. The role encompasses formulating and building extensive test cases and methodologies to verify new functionalities and features for different releases, identifying defects and areas of optimization, and applying innovative software testing methodologies.

About the team:

Our team has responsibility for the technologies that power our Web Experience Products, including Dynamic Site Accelerator, Front­end Optimization, Mobile Optimization, ION, API Gateway, etc., These systems improve the speed and reliability of thousands of web sites and applications that include large amounts of dynamic content.
In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do millions of transactions. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with the innovative solution that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.

• Scope out and develop comprehensive test plans and automation based on the design requirements and code changes.
• Develop automated tests and test Akamai Web Experience products on a large­scale distributed test network.
• Maintain/ enhance/ develop test tools and automation frameworks.
• Benchmark various server metrics, across releases/ hardware, to ensure quality and high performance. Investigate and analyze root causes of technical issues/ performance bottlenecks.
• Verify and validate the server using white­box/ functions/ stress testing techniques. Mentor and train team members.
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or
* Master’s degree in Computer science

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum 1 year experience with a scripting language - Perl, Python
• Minimum 1 year of verification techniques such as black/ white box testing, identifying and formulating test cases preferred.
• Minimum 2 years experience in programming at least one of the languages (C, C++, Java)
• Minimum 1 year of hands­-on experience working in Unix/ Linux.
• Minimum 1 year of experience with networking concepts, web technologies, protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP.

Desired Qualifications:
Education: Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
• Domain knowledge in the area of web server, TLS/SSL, web protocols, proxy server and caching technology.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Good understanding of operating system fundamentals.
• Highly responsible, self­managed, self­motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
• Motivated to learn new technologies and to adopt new processes.
• Good experience working on multiple projects in a fast paced, results oriented environment.

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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