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Software Development Engineer in Test Senior II

Software Engineering
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Akamai’s Web Performance Business Unit seeks a Senior Software Engineer in Test for the development of business-critical product capability. These positions are forming a new engineering team in Akamai’s Krakow office.


The SDET position is a challenging role as it requires skills from various areas of engineering. The core responsibilities include thorough testing of any features developed within the team and extensive automation that ensures the high quality of all the components and enables the team to frequently and smoothly release to production.

About the Team

We are creating a new engineering group in Krakow. Their mission will be to enhance and carry forward a high-value application which aids our customers and technology partners. Akamai operates a world-wide platform, which entails working with a large number of diverse regulatory and technical challenges. The combination of Akamai’s world-class management tools, with the differences of local geographic areas, demand creative solutions to a wide variety of product and technical challenges. The new team will assume responsibility, understand the unique and evolving challenges we’re solving for our customers, and chart a path to a broad set of enhancements as we grow these tools.

  • Developing automation code (Java, Groovy) to cover any new and existing functionality
  • Continuously running and maintaining the automation code on dedicated build systems
  • Reporting issues that require a fix, which includes submitting all the relevant data that would help the development to quickly resolve problems, such as environment details, steps to reproduce, component versions etc.
  • Oversee scope of changes for releases and owning the responsibility of release testing
  • Performing on-demand, functional and non-functional tests (user experience, performance, scalability)
  • Identifying and communicating the need for technology improvements or software updates and product innovation
  • Work with engineering, product management, operations, network infrastructure and the business development team
  • Closely work with cross-functional development teams to identify potential emergent behaviors between applications
  • Predicting rather than responding to the issues
  • Strive to become part of a high-performance engineering team
  • Contribute to system test methodologies and effective test automation building for product API’s

Desired Skills and Experience
Basic Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with web API testing
  • Scripting experience with using Java/Groovy for building test frameworks
  • Experience in software release testing on tight schedules with high quality
  • Experience in developing automated testing infrastructures
  • Design with best possible architectures and clean code
  • Experience with test automation frameworks and deploy/build tools (Jenkins)
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and best practices
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, dynamic team environment
  • Passion to understand, learn, and use new technologies
  • Can-do, positive attitude
  • Drive for product quality and attention to detail
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with distributed systems and monitoring
  • Experience with most of the following: TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, HTML, and SSL protocols
  • Thorough understanding of distributed systems and/or virtual machine systems (Docker, Docker Compose or Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with the TestNG and/or JUnit framework
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Perl
  • Experience working with cloud providers like Amazon AWS and/or Microsoft Azure
  • Excellent English language written and verbal 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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