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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 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:

* 3 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

* 2 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree

Required Skill: 

* 3+ years in developing automation frameworks.

* 3+ years of programming experience in at least one language (C, C++, Perl, Python, etc.)

* 3+ 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
* Education: Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferred.

* 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 is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at

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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