Akamai Technologies, Inc. SQA Engineer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SQA Engineer II

Cambridge, United States

Quality Assurance

Jun 13, 2018 Post Date

013364 Requisition #

Akamai is looking for a SQA Engineer with a minimum of 3 years testing and automation experience combined with the skills and passion to help build system-level test automation and execute automated and manual tests for some of Akamai’s most interesting and complex technologies. You will be on a team responsible for testing the performance, reliability, scalability, security, and functionality of Akamai's system monitoring and management technologies. These systems support and operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly scalable core of Akamai’s configuration and health monitoring systems.


Develop test coverage for network software applications

Ensure that system and software under test meet product design/specifications

Perform full SQA cycle for software releases in a fast-pace environment. This includes, but is not limited to, gathering specs, developing test plans, running automated and manual tests as needed, and analyzing test results

Perform technical risk assessment and contribute to decisions related to release readiness and schedules

Continuously improve testing methodologies, procedures and environment

Continuously develop and enhance automated test suites to improve efficiency

Maintain our large-scale, distributed test environment

Regularly review and improve test coverage

Aboutthe Team:

The Platform Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across multiple technologies and systems developed at Akamai. This group is focused on integrating these technologies and focusing on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's systems integrate and deploy to Akamai’s Platform.

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree equivalent or

  • Relevant experience and a Master’s degree or PhD or

  • Relevant Professional Experience


Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field

  • 2years of experience developing or testing network software applications

  • 2years of experience using databases and SQL commands

  • 2years of experience developing automation in Python, Perl, Java or C+* 2years of experience working in Linux/Unix environment

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with testing very large scale, distributed systems, including networking

Experience with test frameworks, such as pytest

Familiarity with continuous integration systems (such as, Jenkins)

Familiarity with test tools (such as, Selenium)

Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills, attention to detail

Willingness and flexibility to switch between multiple high priority assignments

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Highly driven, positive attitude, self-motivated and team player

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.