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Software Development Engineer in Test

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Software Development Engineer in Test – Dynamic Media

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Software Development Engineer in Test with an unwavering passion for excellence in Software System testing and the proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will work with Software Architects, Developers, Support and other Testing/QA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services Products. Responsibilities of a SDET include, Developing System-level test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Python and Perl. Diagnosing, debugging and performing root-cause analysis of issues and defects, and working with other SDET/QA 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 large scale 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 Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services Engineering teams. This group is knowledgeable about all Media Delivery, Akamai Cloud Embed and Media Services 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 QA process.


* Perform automated and manual functional, white-box, system integration, negative, boundary, load/scale, performance, resiliency and End to End Product testing for Akamai’s Media Delivery, Media Services and Akamai Cloud Embed Products.
* Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation.
* Develop the automation libraries, tools and contribute to the automation infrastructure related activities.
* Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios.
* Review functional requirements and design documents, RFC specifications, standards, bug descriptions etc. and incorporating this information into test plans and test cases.

Basic Qualifications

* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
* Knowledge or experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), software quality, product testing and/or development
* Knowledge or experience in server-side testing and 2+ years of scripts/tools/automation development engineering experience
* Excellent knowledge and 2+ years of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System
* Excellent knowledge or hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols
* Excellent Analytical skills, attention to detail and Problem Solving

Desired Qualifications

* Education: Master’s Degree or greater in Computer Science
* Python, Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a plus
* Knowledge of/experience with OpenSSL, IPv6 and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack is a 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
* Experience working with Media Streaming technologies a plus: HLS/DASH/ABR Streaming and Encoding technologies.

Akamai Technologies at a glance

Fast, Intelligent and Secure at the Edge

Akamai Technologies focuses on Business Services, Distribution, Content Delivery, and IaaS. Their company has offices in Cambridge. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

You can view their website at http://www.akamai.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.