Akamai Technologies, Inc. Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test

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Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Aug 16, 2017 Post Date

008835 Requisition #

Akamai Systems Communications (Syscomm) Metadata group is searching for a talented Senior Software Development Engineer in Test to join its team. A successful engineer in this role will be responsible for working closely with the development team to perform tight cycle feature validations during early stages of software development. The role is also responsible for writing small amounts of code and making enhancements to existing/ new features. You will also help create and maintain test analysis & simulation tools which can be leveraged for compatibility, scalability, high availability and stress testing

As a Sr. Development Engineer in Test you will be responsible for such things as:

  • Designing and developing targeted tests/regression tests for cutting-edge features

  • Validating software functionalities against applicable requirements

  • Troubleshooting complex network issues, scalability issues, and availability issues

  • Collaborating with developers to understand new feature requirements as well as perform root cause analysis on existing defects

  • Developing monitoring tools and automate processes to help scale our systems better

  • System performance testing of highly distributed messaging systems (one of the largest of its type in the world)

About the Team

The Metadata Team is a part of the Akamai’s Systems Communications group (Syscomm), a cross functional engineering team that develops the distributed systems and services that underpin Akamai's global network. The Metadata Team’s systems support fast and reliable configuration of the company’s global network, as well as control services for global content management. As part of this elite team, you will have opportunity to leverage your distributed systems, network diagnostics and analytical skills to characterize performance, reliability and capacity of the system.

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 or its equivalent or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience with Linux/Unix environment and computer networking

  • 5+ years of experience with programming or scripting in any language (Java/Python a big plus)

Basic Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a dynamic and ad hoc environment

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Substantial experience with principles of software development and release process

  • Experience with testing very large scale, distributed systems

  • Experience working with TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP protocols and Linux configuration

  • Experience monitoring and optimizing complex distributed systems

  • General knowledge of the following categories of network systems: Multiprocessing, Threading, Distributed systems, Load Balancing and High Availability

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: QA Engineer, System Administrator, Software Engineer

  • Familiarity with SQL, Python, Shell

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, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

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, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.