Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Lead Software Development Engineer in Test in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Lead Software Development Engineer in Test


Cambridge, United States


Jun 29, 2018 Post Date

013429 Requisition #


Akamai’s Web Experience Engineering DevQA team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, highly productive software engineer focused on quality to lead testing efforts from small to large-scale projects across multiple teams.

As a Senior Lead SDET you will:

  • Collaborate with Development and Project team members at all varying levels

  • Lead test efforts for minor/major Agile releases with a focus to define and drive overall Test Strategy and assign testing tasks throughout all phases.

  • Coach, train and mentor test resources on the testing processes, test standards, and testing tools.

  • Create reliable, repeatable and iterative tests from Functional Requirements and Design Specifications

  • Incorporate manual and automated integrated product/system tests to replicate real-world scenarios.

  • Be adept at multi-tasking and comfortable in championing and influencing cross-functional project teams within geo-locations in adopting quality strategies and methodologies

  • Bring industry best practices into the team and our projects by building quality into releases

  • Identify priorities, demonstrate ability to shift them when necessary to mitigate risk to meet timely deliverables

  • Represent SQA testing status, risks, and issue findings in cross-functional core team meetings with supporting metrics and reports

  • Work with developers to isolate, reproduce, troubleshoot, and resolve issues that surface during testing to drive quality results

About the Team

The Web Experience Engineering team has responsibility for the technologies that power our Web and Application Solutions. Our technologies improve the speed, reliability, and security of thousands of websites and web applications running on the Internet. Members of our DevQA team have a strong focus on System, Component and Integration testing across our Test Networks to provide reliable end-to-end workflows through our Distributed Systems.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years as a QA engineer working with server and network related technologies

  • 5+ years working in automated test environments

  • 5+ years programming/scripting in at least one object oriented language (Python, C++, Java, Perl, etc.)

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience working in Linux.

  • 4+ years working as a Lead POC in a cross-functional team, leading testing efforts

  • 4+ years working with networking concepts and web technologies such as HTTP

  • 2+ years working with Agile methodologies on one or more projects.

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of testing methodologies: white box, black box, functional, automated, performance.

  • Domain knowledge in the area of web server (apache / tomcat), proxy server and caching technology.

  • Proven ability in leading small to large scale projects to success.

  • Excellent test case architecting skills. Proven skills in combining test case matrices and workflows to ensure traceability.

  • Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated and able to work with little or no supervision.

  • Passion to learn and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.

  • Experience working on multiple projects in parallel and driving them to completion.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent debugging / troubleshooting skills.

  • Experience with OpenSSL, SSL Certificate Provisioning, RESTful/OPEN APIs a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Strong negotiation skills, a plus.

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.