Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Enterprise Security Architect in Tokyo-To, Japan

Senior Enterprise Security Architect

Tokyo-To, Japan

Sales/Sales Engineering

Jun 21, 2018 Post Date

013341 Requisition #

About the Team

The Akamai Enterprise Security Architect Team is responsible for driving Security related initiatives across Akamai in a manner that a) Incubates Akamai Security Innovation, b) Expands the Global Akamai security business and c) Contributes to Go-To Market Security capabilities. This global unit empowers and better prepares Akamai to create, sell, deliver, and support the advanced Security solutions demanded by Akamai customers.

About the Job

Enterprise Security Architects (ESA’s) are Pre-sales technical professionals primarily supporting presales activities, with some involvement on post sales security activities for large accounts. ESA’s help scale Akamai’s global security expertise by establishing good tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP’s) for mitigating security challenges with Akamai solutions. ESA’s participate in training Akamai security subject matter experts around the globe on these good practices in order to drive consistency, scale capability, and grow security acumen in order to better serve customer needs.

As an ESA, you will partner closely with Sales and field service and support personnel in an overlay role to acquire new customers, expand our positions within existing customers, drive consistency security solutions consistency, and grow the Akamai business as it relates to Akamai’s Security portfolio of products and services.


  • Work closely with direct and channel sales representatives to consult and educate existing and prospective customers on how they can incorporate Akamai Security products and services into their architecture and operations to derive business value.

  • Support the technical pre-sales process for field teams and evangelize Akamai Security solutions and services to customers by participating in conference calls, site visits (perhaps 50% travel), presentations, product demonstrations, technical trial evaluations, technical objection handling, onsite troubleshooting, proposals, and any needed customer follow up activities.

  • Work closely with Product Management and related subject matter experts to understand and influence Security product roadmaps, providing valuable input from the field/customer perspective.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Overall Experience: Minimum 7 years overall experience in a technical role with a minimum of 5 years in a Security engineering, Incident response or InfoSec operations role.

  • 2 yrs of Web Application Security Experience

  • 2 yrs of Cloud Security and/or network engineering experience

  • Fluent in Japanese, Business level in English

Desired Qualification

  • Must be able to convey a powerful security narrative

  • Must possess excellent technical aptitude and a desire to learn constantly

  • Extensive exposure to security technologies, processes, and concepts such as PKI, SSL, firewalls, NIST 800-53, FIPS-140-2, Authentication & Authorization, Client Certificates, OCSP, Radware, Arbor, DDoS mitigation techniques etc. a plus.

  • Deep experience with fundamental Internet protocols: BGP, GRE, MPLS, CDN, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, FTP, DNS, TCPDump, Wireshark

  • Experience in a customer facing role requiring a high level of individual responsibility, sound business judgment and large enterprise account management, where an aptitude for improving customer satisfaction was successfully demonstrated

  • Industry security certifications such as CCNP/CCIE, JNCNP/JNCIE, CISSP, GIAC and CEH.

  • Experience consulting in related technologies

  • Programming experience – C, C++, J2EE, .NET, Flash/Flex, Web services and website development

  • Experience with applied Web Application security technologies, Internet technologies, including ecommerce, online marketing, online advertising, digital media, video streaming, content management systems, content publishing systems, Web analytics and Internet security

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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