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Stability Engineer Job at Akamai Technologies in Santa Clara, CA

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Location: Santa Clara, CA, US Posted Date: 2016-05-31 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50456


About the Job

This position will offer the opportunity to be part of the highly motivated team that works on software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for supporting, operationalizing and creating highly innovative solutions for our security products and infrastructure driving unprecedented traffic on the Internet, making it more reliable, secure and faster.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable in working with C / C++ code bases involving 100,000s lines of very complex multi-threaded networking code in a high paced environment. The candidate should be comfortable reading complex code and troubleshooting it and in providing solutions. In addition, this person will be instrumental in maintaining the stability of the network by improving monitoring processes and developing tools for it.

This person will work closely with many other teams inside the company such as the Development, Kernel, Mapping, Performance, Distributed Data Collection, QA, and many other teams.

About the Team

Web Security Edge Server team is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our Kona Site Defender product is designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large denial of service attacks. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do millions of transactions. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.


- Troubleshoot complex production issues in a distributed environment
- Manage deployment of different features
- Work on projects that make our network more stable and faster.
- Work with Dev teams to create more robust solutions
- Closely work with Dev teams on code improvement and stability
- Work with our other L3 engineering support teams to troubleshoot complex problems our network for our customers.
- Work with QA teams for reproduction and setup of complex production issues
- Provide patches as and when needed for issues found in production.


Basic Qualifications
- Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in troubleshooting and reading complex code using debuggers
- Minimum 2 years of in depth understanding of Internet protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and HTTP.
- Minimum 2 years experience with multi-threaded systems.
- Minimum 5 years programming background (C or C++ or Java)
- Minimum 3 years experience with Linux

Desired Qualifications
- Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
- Experience in distributed systems or security products
- Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.
- Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Pluses: Security domain knowledge, Web Application Firewall

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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