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Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Security Researcher in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Security Researcher

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Oct 30, 2020 Post Date

022420 Requisition #

Are you excited about detecting and mitigating the latest cyber attacks?

Would you enjoy handling massive data sets, solving hard problems, and have a deep passion for security?

Join our Web Application Firewall team!

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

Shape internet security

As a Senior 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:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert on web application attacks to help Data Science team enhance detection accuracy

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

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

  • Conducting data mining & big data analysis to deliver security insights on the Akamai Security Intelligence and Threat Research public blog

  • Acting as web application security thought leader by speaking with media and presenting as security conferences

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

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

  • Be passionate about data analytics and the web security ecosystem

  • Have thorough knowledge of main web protocols and application technologies including: HTTP(S), HTTP2, Proxies, XML, JSON, REST APIs

  • Have experience in Programming/Scripting (Python, JavaScript, PHP ,Shell scripts and Regular Expressions)

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

  • Be a team player, able to collaborate, prioritize, and solve problems in a fast changing 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 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!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength 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.

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