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Sr Lead Site Reliability Engineer - DevOps

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This position will offer the opportunity to be part of the highly-motivated team that works on software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world.

The Site Performance and Reliability Lead Engineer has the responsibility to ensure optimal performance and up-time of Akamai’s critical security engineering services and infrastructure. Candidate will analyze system performance end-to-end, with a special focus on the back-end and infrastructure elements. Once bottlenecks and potential failure points are identified, candidate will propose and validate solutions that the operations and development teams will implement and test under his/her guidance. In addition, this person will be instrumental in maintaining the stability of the network by improving monitoring, alerting, log aggregations processes and developing tools for it.

The candidate will partner with many other teams inside the company such as the Dev Team, Threat Research, Data Science, Distributed Data Collection, QA, and many other teams.

About the Team

Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers and delivers somewhere between 15% to 30% of Internet traffic on any given day. Our team is part of the Security organization which is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our Bot Manager product is designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large account takeover attempts. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions daily and handles petabytes of data every day. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.

* Provide technical and strategic vision for the team’s deliverables, as well as day-to-day operational leadership.
* Evaluate new emerging technologies, which could improve site performance and reliability
*Demonstrates experience in creating and maintaining strong teamwork ethic relationships, working with other engineering teams, architects, Dev, DataScience and platform members to implement necessary changes, upgrades and enhancements to the systems.
* Participate in on-call rotations, driving restoration and repair of service-impacting issues
* fluent in systems programming and/or automation, and can leverage their experience to solve complex problems associated with running production environments at massive scale in multi-tenant environments.
* Instrument existing code and/or write performance-dedicated applications to enable fine-grain tracking of speed bottlenecks. Graphically report, in near real-time, Application performance as perceived by our customers

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent

Basic Qualifications
* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* 1 or more years of people management experience
* Advanced leadership skills, including coaching, teambuilding, conflict resolution, and management.
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in troubleshooting and reading complex code using debuggers
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in SRE, DevOps or similar roles.
* Minimum of years of experience with AWS tools and methodologies.
* 3+ years of development experience in Python
* 3+ years of experience with MySQL and NoSQL databases.
* 3+ years of experience developing RESTful APIs and web frameworks

Desired Qualifications
• Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
• Experience in distributed systems or security products
• 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.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Pluses: Security domain knowledge, Web Application Firewall

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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