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Principal Q/A Engineer - Content Delivery Job at Akamai Technologies in Santa Clara, CA

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Location: Santa Clara, CA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-13 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50558


About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Principal Software Quality Assurance Engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in System Software Quality Engineering, proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will partner with Developers, Dev QA and other SQA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media & Content Delivery Network Products. Responsibilities of a Principal Software Quality Engineer include Leading multiple projects, mentoring talented SQA Engineers, Developing System-level test strategy, test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Perl. This individual will be faced with Complex Software automation and verification challenges and opportunities, with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on very large distributed networks.

About the Team

Media System Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across all the Technologies developed by the Media Content Delivery Network Engineering team. This group is knowledgeable about all these technologies and focuses on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's Systems integrate well. In addition, this group works on automated testing infrastructure, systematic and product test case tracking to increase Efficiency within the Quality Assurance process.


* Oversee technical scoping and design of projects, ensuring projects deliver the expected value on time with high quality
* Mentoring and inspiring team to excel in their roles, leading by example and keeping enthusiasm high in tight-deadline situations
* Perform manual and automated Functional, Performance and End to End System tests for Akamai’s Media & Content Delivery Network Products.
* Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation
* Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios
* Review bug descriptions, functional requirements and design documents, incorporating this information into test plans and test cases


Basic Qualifications

* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
* 8+ years of software quality and/or development engineering experience overall
* 5+ years of experience in Server-side SQA and scripts/test automation development engineering experience
* 5+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System
* 5+ years of hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols
* Strong Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills

Desired Qualifications

* Education: Master’s Degree or greater in Computer Science
* Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible
* Excellent Communication and Influence Skills
* Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Python, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a great plus
* Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing
* Experience working with media streaming technologies a plus: Flash/RTMP/HDS, HLS/HTTP Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming/HSS, encoding technologies (H.264/ACC, VC1, and VP6)

Other Information

* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: No
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

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. EEO is the Law.

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