Akamai Technologies, Inc Software Developer - Pre Sales Support II in San Jose, Costa Rica

Software Developer - Pre Sales Support II

San Jose, Costa Rica

Sales/Sales Engineering

Sep 10, 2018 Post Date

014256 Requisition #

As a Software Developer you will be part of the Akamai’s Web Pre-Sales remote team and work directly with field Solutions Engineers and clients. You will be working with customers in support of our sales efforts including Proof of Concepts, trials, value confirmations, customer business reports, and demos. You will be working with a cross-functional team to develop technical sales tools (e.g. demos) to be used by our Solutions Engineers for prospecting, interest generation and sales qualification. You will work within a team of other Technical Consultants and support the business within a Geo and Industry.


  • Design and develop usable, high-quality applications that exceed customer expectations.

  • Developing reusable components that reduce the amount of work over time.

  • Work as a member of a cross-functional pre-sales team supporting the pre-sales activities within a Geo and Industry

  • PoC/Trial support – work closely with the Solutions Engineer to execute on the steps needed to complete a successful PoC/Trial

  • Demos – run product demonstrations for our clients and prospects

  • Technical Prospecting - Assess and analyze customer web applications and web traffic to help identify opportunities

  • Provide thought leadership by actively developing and supporting tools and solutions supporting sales and pre-sales efforts

  • Partner with Pre-Sales and Sales teams in developing Value Confirmation presentations for the Customer Business Reviews.

  • Partner with Services, Business Support, Sales, Engineering, Product Development and AkaTec to resolve issues that arise during customer trials, PoC’s and integrations.

About the Team

The Web Division is responsible for the creation and sale of Akamai services aimed at providing instant and secure access to all Web sites and applications for users everywhere, on all devices, and across all networks. The Web Division includes the core functions of engineering, product development, product management, sales, channels and product marketing. This team develops and sells market-leading services in the areas of mobile & web performance, API and image management, DDoS mitigation, Bot management, and cloud security intelligence.

As a Software Developer/Technical Consultant, you will be part of the Solutions Engineering team, a world-class organization, that is the technical advisor to our customers and prospects. Our Solutions Engineers possess the highest levels of both business and technical acumen - understanding customer business drivers; matching those to Akamai's technology, and clearly articulating complex solutions to existing and prospective customers.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, another related technical field or its equivalent.

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of experience with Internet technologies such as TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, and web servers.

  • Development background in Single Page Applications (SPA).

Desired Skills

  • Exposure to frameworks like AngularJS, Python, Node.js, and other .js frameworks for application creation

  • PostgreSQL sql syntax, building data models within PostgreSQL, understanding of PostgreSQL functions, and performance considerations

  • Experience with architecting and/or operating solutions built on AWS, GCP or other cloud services

  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in the web application security field.

  • Experience writing/decoding exploit, vulnerability, and attack detection signatures.

  • Experience with web application firewall (WAF) concepts and technologies.

  • Experience with general security technologies, processes, and concepts.

  • IT solution delivery experience, preferably within a consulting organization.

  • Experience with data processing, Real Time Reporting and Analytics as it relates to Web Security

  • Experience or Working knowledge of Web Security Operations

  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

  • 2+ years of experience working with clients to deliver presentations, run trials/PoC and value confirmation

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 http://www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

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.

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