Akamai Technologies, Inc. Solutions Architect in Beijing Shi, China

Solutions Architect

Beijing Shi, China

Sales/Sales Engineering

Jun 13, 2018 Post Date

010365 Requisition #

About Akamai

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery and security platform, Akamai makes it easier for our customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.com at http://www.akamai.com/ , blogs.akamai.com at http://blogs.akamai.com/ , or @Akamai on Twitter.​

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 at www.akamai.com/diversity .

About the Team

The Professional Services team works with Akamai's customers to design and implement solutions that maximize return on investment, reduce risk, and optimize their online initiatives. The team employs some of the foremost Internet experts to solve complex infrastructure, content delivery, and application performance challenges, always with a mind to our customer's business strategy. We've implemented solutions for over 2,000 customers in the private and public sectors.

About the Job

Solution Architects own the technical implementation from project commencement to customer sign-off. They may also be involved early in the pre-sales cycle to help craft and scope the solution. They must possess a good understanding of development methodologies, consulting best practices, and common web and application architectures. This position requires excellent client, development and technical skills, expertise with various web publishing environments and architectures, and documentation experience. Successful candidates must be action oriented, capable of independently solving complex technical problems and able to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and business audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Work independently to evaluate a customer’s web architecture and deliver the appropriate integration solution. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating the customers' content management and publishing processes, web application architecture, security requirements, DNS configurations, and provide detailed documentation for a custom solution that satisfies the customers' business and technical requirements.

  • Propose technically feasible solutions and work closely with customers and pre-sales teams to implement customer projects and trials. Establish success criteria and act as the single point of contact for the customer for all technical issues and technical deliverables.

  • Work closely with Account Management, Sales professionals, engineering, product development and Customer Care to resolve technical issues that arise during customer trials or integrations.

  • Identify new product features and additional sales opportunities during trials and integrations and communication of the same to product development and sales teams.

  • Track and document status and time spent on customer integrations.

  • Participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improving our methodology and quality of integrations.

  • Deliver certification training on Akamai products and services to internal Akamai employees, to Akamai customers, and to Akamai consulting partners.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant engineering field.

  • 3-8 years of web application development experience, proficient in one or more web development languages, methodologies, and / or architectures. Development experience in J2EE, and/ or Adobe Flash/ Flex environment is a plus.

  • Proven analytical abilities and a strong work ethic.

  • Detailed knowledge across the spectrum of Internet technologies (DNS, TCP/IP internetworking, etc.)

  • Good problem solver, ability to trouble shoots in a distributed application environment.

  • Excellent business writing and communication skills.

  • Good verbal and written English skills (Score of 730 or above on the TOEIC exam).

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.