Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Q/A Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Senior Q/A Engineer


Santa Clara, United States


May 24, 2018 Post Date

013040 Requisition #

About the Team

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

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. Your job includes developing system level test plans, creating and enhancing automated system tests written in Perl/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. You 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. You 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

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Education: 5 years of experience with Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience OR 3 years with Masters degree Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 3 years experience in Server side QA/Test Engineering

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

  • 3 years with contemporary QA/test principles, methodologies, and techniques in regards to black/white box testing and test automation

  • 3 years working experience of UNIX/Linux

  • 2 years of HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • MS/M Computer Science degree preferred

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Good understanding of Agile Methodology.

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

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

  • Familiarity with media streaming technologies such as Flash/RTMP/HDS, HLS/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.

  • Experience with live/ondemand stream transcoding is a plus.

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.