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Software Development Engineer in Test

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Akamai’s Media and CDN team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly productive Software Engineer in Test who will be testing and verifying the core features/functionalities of the web/caching/streaming distributed servers that form the Akamai Cloud.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test you will:
* Scope out comprehensive test plans based on the design requirements and code changes.
* Execute tests on a large-scale 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 white-box/black-box/functional/stress testing techniques.

About the Team
The candidate will be part of the highly skilled Media & CDN engineering team that's responsible for the software that runs Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Our software is a combination of many different technologies. It is a web server, a web client, a distributed caching engine, and much more. It provides a scalable, fault tolerant solution to web sites for handling their traffic, does HTTP HD streaming, determines the fastest route from point A to point B, hops around bottlenecks on the Internet, provides security, and provides a wide array of reporting abilities for our Network Operations Command Center and our customers.

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements: 
* 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or
* Relevant experience and a Master’s degree

Required Skill:
* 2+ years in developing automation frameworks.
* 2+ years of programming experience in at least one language (C, C++, Perl, Python, etc.)
* 2+ years of hands-on experience working in Unix/Linux.
* 2+ years of experience with networking concepts and web technologies such as HTTP, DNS, TCP / IP.

Desired Qualifications

* Good understanding of operating system fundamentals.
* Domain knowledge in the area of web server (apache / tomcat), proxy server and caching technology.

* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.

* Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
* Meticulous attention to detail and excellent debugging / troubleshooting skills.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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 @AkamaiCareers 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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