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Metadata Services Architect Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-22 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50649

Overview:

About the Job
Akamai's System Communications team is looking for a Metadata Services Architect to join the Metadata development team. This successful candidate will assist with establishment of metadata best practices in Platform including associated workflows and procedures, provide service support to the ecosystem of internal metadata users, and influence the evolution of metadata systems architectures from a metadata safety viewpoint.

About the Team
System Communications Metadata is a team of engineers who develop distributed systems that support Akamai's global network. These systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly-scalable core of Akamai's configuration and health monitoring systems.

Responsibilities:

* Work with BU stakeholders, operations and customers of Platform Metadata Systems to understand their requirements and to translate these into actionable plans by the Metadata Application Services Team either directly or in collaboration with the broader metadata team
* Analyze current metadata ecosystems with a view to driving towards establishment and communication of metadata best practices intended to minimize metadata-related customer-facing incidents
* Collaborate with the Metadata Solutions architect to inform and direct the evolution of Akamai metadata solution architectures

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications
* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience.
* Minimum of 5 years expertise of architecting large distributed computing systems (previous CDN experience is highly advantageous).

Desired Qualifications
* Demonstrated track record of working with large-scale distributed systems and achievement and accomplishment in an architect role.
* Demonstrated ability to present to senior executives, negotiate satisfactory engineering approaches among stakeholders who have interests in tension.
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
* Experience with API design
* Experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS.
* Familiarity with SQL, Perl, Python and Linux shell scripts preferred but not required

Other Information
* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: No
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No
* If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.

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