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Software Development Engineer in Test II

018313 Requisition #

We are seeking an experienced Software Development Engineer in Test with an unwavering passion for excellence in Software System testing and the proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will work with Software Architects, Developers, Support and other Testing/QA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services Products. Responsibilities of a SDET include, Developing System-level test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Python and Perl. Diagnosing, debugging and performing root-cause analysis of issues and defects, and working with other SDET/QA Engineers testing existing and new features and functionality to help ensure consistently high release confidence. This individual will be faced with Complex Software automation and verification challenges and opportunities, with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on large scale distributed networks.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test you will:
* Perform automated and manual functional, white-box, system integration, negative, boundary, load/scale, performance, resiliency and End to End Product testing for Akamai’s Media Delivery, Media Services and Akamai Cloud Embed Products.
* Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation.
* Develop the automation libraries, tools and contribute to the automation infrastructure related activities.
* Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios.
* Review functional requirements and design documents, RFC specifications, standards, bug descriptions etc. and incorporating this information into test plans and test cases.

About the Team
Dynamic Media System Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across all the Products and Technologies developed by the Media Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services Engineering teams. This group is knowledgeable about all Media Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services products, technologies and focuses on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's Systems integrate well. In addition, this group works on automated testing infrastructure and systematic test case tracking to increase Efficiency within the QA process.

Required Education and Experience:
* 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* Relevant experience and a Masters degree

Required Skills
* 2+ years of software quality, product testing and/or development engineering experience overall
* 2+ years of experience in Server-side testing and scripts/test automation development engineering experience
* 2+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System
* 2+ years of hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols

Desired Skills
* Excellent Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills
* Python, Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a plus
* Knowledge of/experience with OpenSSL, IPv6 and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack is a plus
* Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing
* Excellent Oral and Written Communications Skills
* Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible
* Experience working with Media Streaming technologies a plus: HLS/HDS/RTMP/Flash/HTTP Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming/HSS and encoding technologies.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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 @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

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