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Senior Tools/Platform Engineer - Akamai

Akamai Technologies

Santa Clara, California
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About the Job

The Tools and Platform Engineer has the responsibility of designing and implementing highly Available, Reliable and Scalable platform (full stack) including adoption of machine learning technologies for end to end systems analysis, self-healing automation of systems and creation of web based dynamic tools for reporting. Candidate will analyze system performance end-to-end, from the clients (browsers) to the database, with a special focus on the back-end/infrastructure elements and develop scalable tools and infrastructure that help engineers develop, test, debug and release software quickly. In addition, this person will be instrumental in maintaining the stability of the network by improving monitoring, alerting, log aggregations processes and developing tools for it.

The candidate will partner with many other teams inside the company such as the Dev Team, Threat Research, Data Science, Distributed Data Collection, QA, and many other teams.



Developing application using web development frameworks like flask, Angularjs 1-2.

Design and build tools and automation in Python to make deployments, testing and integration faster, simpler, and more effective.

Work on databases like MySQL or Postgres.

Own all aspects of application operations from infrastructure orchestration to system resource monitoring.

Design and build machine learning systems that can process huge data sets.

Work on Production systems with large-scale web operations environments - in a hybrid datacenter + cloud configuration

Participate in on-call rotations, driving restoration and repair of service-impacting issues


About the Team

Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers and delivers somewhere between 15% to 30% of Internet traffic on any given day. Our team is part of the Security organization which is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our Bot Manager product is designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large account takeover attempts. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions daily and handles petabytes of data every day. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.


Required Educational Qualification:

*5years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree (in computer science or its equivalent) or

*3 years+ of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in computer science or its equivalent) or

*Relevant experience and a PhD


Required Skills:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

* 5+ years of experience as a SRE or Development of customer-facing, high-availability, large scale web-based applications.

* 5+ years of Python

* 5+ years of experience in Linux (Ubuntu or RHEL).

*4+ years of experience in MySQL or Postgres


Desired Skills:

*Knowledge and experience with Nosql databases like Cassandra or scylladb is good to have.

*Linux administration skills is a nice to have.

*Experienced in developing application using web development frameworks like flask, Angularjs 1-2

*Production systems experience with large-scale web operations environments, preferably in a hybrid datacenter + cloud configuration

*Desire to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

*A passion for performance excellence

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