Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Security Researcher in Herzliya, Israel

Senior Security Researcher

Herzliya, Israel


Jul 05, 2018 Post Date

013610 Requisition #

about the job:

If you have a deep passion for security, love handling massive data sets, and get excited from solving hard problems, Akamai is the place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated security researcher who will work on developing the next generation of Akamai's security products to protect our global customer base from APT attacks, cybercrime, and other malware threats. The Security researcher will be a member of Akamai’s enterprise security team, and will focus on analyzing security landscape threats, define and design security product elements and research, publish and present security papers and blogs.


•Research malicious threats, C&C communications, compromised clients and domains, in order to identify common malicious patterns

•Define product detection capabilities, from initial research proposal, to proof of concept, to product requirements that will be developed by engineers

•Develop research tools that will be used across the business unit

•Contribute to security communities through papers, blogs, and presentations

Minimum Qualifications:

•Extensive coding and scripting capabilities in Python or similar, and in SQL

•Strong understanding of the web networking stack, mainly DNS & HTTP(S), and common real world practices

•Understanding of malware communications, botnet architectures, exploit kit delivery techniques

•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent experience

•Creative, innovative, versatile individual, willing and able to explore new territories and solve hard problems

•Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work in a fast paced, results oriented environment

•Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience as developer — highly desired

•Experience with malware reverse engineering — highly desired

•Experience with data mining or machine learning — a major advantage

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.