Akamai Technologies, Inc. QA Engineer II in Santa Clara, California

QA Engineer II


Santa Clara, United States


5 days ago Post Date

012651 Requisition #

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in System Software Quality Engineering and the proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will work with Developers, Dev QA and other SQA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media & Content Delivery Network Products. Responsibilities of a Software Quality Engineer include Developing System-level test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Perl and Python. Diagnosing, debugging and performing root-cause analysis of issues and defects, and working with other SQA Engineers testing existing and new features and functionality to help ensure consistently high release confidence. This individual will be faced with Complex Software automation and verification challenges and opportunities, with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on very large distributed networks.

About the Team

Dynamic Media System Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across all the Products and Technologies developed by the Media Content Delivery Network Engineering team. This group is knowledgeable about all Media Delivery products, technologies and focuses on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's Systems integrate well. In addition, this group works on automated testing infrastructure and systematic test case tracking to increase Efficiency within the Quality Assurance process.


  • Perform manual and automated Functional, Performance and End to End Product and System tests for Akamai’s Media & Content Delivery Network Products.

  • Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation

  • Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios

  • Review bug descriptions, functional requirements and design documents, incorporating this information into test plans and test cases

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years of software quality, product testing and/or development engineering experience overall

  • 2+ years of experience in Server-side SQA and scripts/test automation development engineering experience

  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System

  • 1+ years of hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols

Desired Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree or greater in Computer Science

  • Python, Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a great plus

  • Knowledge of/experience with OpenSSL, IPv6 and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack is a strong plus

  • Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communications Skills

  • Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible

  • Strong Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills

Other Information

  • Is relocation available for this position: No

  • Is US Citizenship required: No

  • Is a Security Clearance Required: No

If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.