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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Security Researcher - WAF (remote opportunity) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you have a deep passion for web security?

Would you enjoy handling massive data sets and detecting/mitigating the latest cyber attacks?

Join our Web Application Firewall team

Our team is part of the Cloud Security organization, responsible for the technologies powering Akamai's security products and protecting some of the world's major internet brands. Working in partnership with other development teams, we design and create highly scalable solutions.

Help shape the future of internet security

As a Security Researcher you will focus on researching new trends in web application defense and improving the defensive protections of the Kona Site Defender (KSD) security product, while having access to our Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI) big data platform that holds 130 terabytes daily and 9 petabytes retained attack traffic for analysis.

As a Security Researcher, you will be responsible for:

  • Gathering and analyzing data to provide solid intelligence and uncovering emerging attack trends

  • Conducting data mining and big data analysis to deliver security insights

  • Investigating and proactively analyzing customer incidents

  • Researching new web application attacks and Web Application Firewall (WAF) evasion techniques and updating WAF logic with new detections

  • Exploring new trends in the web bot and web security world

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

  • Have an understanding of web application attacks including OWASP Top 10 and beyond

  • Possess working knowledge of networking technologies such as HTTP(S), HTTP2, DNS and TCP/IP

  • Have programming/scripting experience with Python, JavaScript, PHP, Shell and regular expressions

  • Have experience working with SQL and Spark in Linux/Unix environments

  • Be a team player, able to collaborate, prioritize, and solve problems in a fast-paced environment

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.

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 build 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!

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.