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System Operations Engineer

022295 Requisition #

Are you looking to work with an international team to solve problems on a global scale?

Do you enjoy being a subject matter expert?

Join our System Operations Team!

The System Operations team manages Akamai’s production environment and shares responsibility for keeping it fast, secure and reliable. We are working along with the company’s top developers to deploy and support 200,000+ servers across the globe. Our team ensures that Akamai’s platform remains reliable and maintainable in a fast paced, evolving environment.

Partner with the best

As a System Operations Engineer you will work on a large diversity of subject matters and systems. You will be interacting with other operation teams globally and supports the core infrastructure services at Akamai. This role requires in-depth knowledge of proprietary services in addition to a big picture understanding of the entire infrastructure.

As a System Operations Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing, enforcing, and implementing processes that provide internal users access to core infrastructure
  • Working through detail-oriented procedures to handle change requests to Akamai’s deployed network
  • Collaborating with our global System Operations team to maintain consistent workflows across the group
  • Serving as an escalation point for internal users on a broad range of issues
  • Being subject matter and implementation expertise
  • Promoting operational best practices to maintain the integrity of the Akamai network

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have sufficient Linux knowledge or experience
  • Hold a degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Show experience in troubleshooting complex issues
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and communicating skills
  • Have an ability to work independently on some issues as well as with the team
  • Have a chance to work with scripting languages like Perl, Python, Shell
  • Have some experience with operations or large networks - it would provide a good foundation for learning and development

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health
  • Your finances
  • Your family
  • Your time at work
  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams drive progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!



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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