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Software Development Engineer in Test - Media

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Akamai’s Media Streaming team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly productive Software Development Engineer in Test who will be testing and verifying the core features of the media streaming distributed servers within the Akamai Cloud.

As a Software Development Engineer in Test you will:
* Develop test cases based on feature design requirements and code changes.
* Work on an Agile team collaborating closely with Development
* Drive test efforts for major releases or within Agile sprints
* Automate test cases using Python, Perl, or similar object oriented scripting language.
* Investigate and analyze root causes of technical issues and document found software defects.
* Verify and validate the media streaming components using white-box, black-box, and performance testing techniques.
* Collaborate with team members on testing activities.
* Produce testing time estimates for assigned features.
* Track and report testing status.

About the Team
The candidate will be part of the highly skilled Media Streaming engineering team that's responsible for developing and testing the streaming components of Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. This team uses agile development to build and test state-of-the-art HD media streaming services for both Live and On-demand video, and develops and maintains automated testing of it’s features. Our software integrates and supports industry leading streaming technologies and provides a video streaming platform for the world’s leading content providers.

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

Required Skills
* 2+ years as a QA engineer working with server and network related technologies
* 2+ years working in automated test environments
* 2+ years programming/scripting in at least one language (Python, C++, Java, Perl, etc.)
* 2+ years of hands-on experience working in Unix/Linux.
* 2+ years working with networking concepts and web technologies such as HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP.
* 1 year working with Agile methodologies on one or more projects.

Desired Skills
* Education: Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferred.
* Domain knowledge in the area of HTTP web services and internet technology.
* Experience programming in Python.
* Experience working with media streaming and encoding technologies such as Flash/RTMP, HTTP Streaming (HLS, DASH, HDS, Smooth Streaming), and encoding technologies (H.264/AAC, VC1, VP6).
* Excellent test case architecting skills. Must be able to review specifications and design very thorough test coverage.
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
* Passion to learn and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.

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 unmatches 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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