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Software Development Engineer in Test

Software Engineering
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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 and system-level test strategy to validate and verify features that power Akamai’s Web Application Firewall and other 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.

A Software Development Engineer in Test will:
* Develop comprehensive test plans and automation using PERL, 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, deadlocks, bottlenecks etc
* 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

About the Team
Our team is part of the Cloud Security organization, which has responsibility for the technologies that power Akamai’s Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Bot Management, Web Application Firewall, Siteshield and others. These provide protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with high availability. Akamai’s global footprint of over 200,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. The team builds and extends Akamai’s highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high value web sites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in annual revenue.
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 Skills:
* 1+ years experience in Perl or Python on Linux/Unix.
* 1+ years experience with common Internet protocols (IP, TCP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS)
* 1+ year in building test frameworks or client-server programming
* 1+ year experience in debugging software.

Desired Skills:
* Familiarity with C++
* Good testing acumen and attention to detail
* Enjoys finding flaws in software applications and debugging
* Familiarity with Web Application Firewall or Web security
* Excellent oral and written communications skills.
* Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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

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