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

QA Engineer II


Santa Clara, United States


Aug 28, 2018 Post Date

014138 Requisition #

About the Job

As a Systems Quality Assurance Engineer located out of our Santa Clara office, you will be working with teams responsible for the system-wide validation and verification of our Media Content Delivery Service offerings which provide enterprises a robust and scalable e-business infrastructure to cost-effectively serve their global customer base. The job of System QA Engineer includes developing system level test plans, creating and enhancing automated system tests written in Perl and Python, executing automated and manual tests to ensure release quality, analyzing problems and getting to the root cause, and assisting other QA Engineers on a release-by-release basis in testing new features and functionality. This individual will work on challenging software automation and verification with a mission to release high quality application/system software that is highly resilient and optimally performing on very large distributed networks. This individual will participate in Agile Sprints and work on the sprint deliverables.


  • Perform manual and automated functional tests as well as large-scale system tests

  • Work closely with developers and QA Engineers to design test criteria, test strategy, develop test plans and automation

  • Develop automated tests to replicate real-world scenarios that plug into a regression test harness

  • Review bug descriptions, functional requirements, and design documents

  • Work in parallel on more than one QA project at a time.

About the Team

The Systems Quality Assurance team is responsible for the end-to-end verification and qualification of Akamai’s services.


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

  • 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or

  • Relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science or

  • PhD

Required Skills

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Server side QA/Test Engineering

  • Minimum 3 years experience developing Python scripts, Perl scripts, shell scripts and test automation

Desired Skills

  • MS/M Computer Science degree preferred

  • Domain knowledge in the area of Web server (apache/IIS), proxy server and caching technology strongly desired

  • Good understanding of contemporary QA/test principles, methodologies, and techniques in regards to black/white box testing and test automation needed

  • Good knowledge and working experience of UNIX/Linux Operating System.

  • Excellent knowledge on Selenium based automation.

  • Strong working knowledge of HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP required

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self learning, self motivating and flexibility are some of the attributes needed for this position

  • Familiarity with media streaming technologies such as HLS, HDS, DASH, HTTP Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming, encoding technologies(H.264/AAC, VC1, VP6), streaming codecs and containers is strongly desired.

  • Experience in content creation using custom/stock encoders is a plus.

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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