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Q/A Engineer - Dynamic Media Job at Akamai Technologies in Santa Clara, CA

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Location: Santa Clara, CA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-13 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50585

Overview:

About the Job
We are seeking an experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer with an unwavering passion for excellence in System Software Quality Engineering and the proven skills and experience to transform that passion into continuous improvement and consistent excellence in release validation. The candidate will work with Developers, Dev QA and other SQA Engineers to help define, implement and improve the system-wide validation and verification of our Media & Content Delivery Network Products. Responsibilities of a Software Quality Engineer include Developing System-level test plans, creating, enhancing and executing manual system tests and automated system tests written in Perl and Python. Diagnosing, debugging and performing root-cause analysis of issues and defects, and working with other SQA 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 very large 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 Content Delivery Network Engineering team. This group is knowledgeable about all Media Delivery 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 Quality Assurance process.

Responsibilities:

* Perform manual and automated Functional, Performance and End to End Product and System tests for Akamai’s Media & Content Delivery Network Products.
* Contribute to System test methodologies, test plans and highly effective test automation.
* Create, deploy and maintain automated system tests to replicate real-world scenarios.
* Review bug descriptions, functional requirements and design documents, incorporating this information into test plans and test cases.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
* 3+ years of programming experience in C/C++, Java, Python or Perl.
* 1+ years of experience in Server-side SQA and scripts/test automation development engineering experience.
* 1+ year of hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux Operating System.
* 1+ year of hands-on networking experience including HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP Networking Protocols.

Desired Qualifications
* Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
* Excellent Oral and Written Communications Skills.
* Product testing and/or development engineering experience.
* Strong Analytical Skills, attention to detail and Excellent Problem Solving/troubleshooting skills.
* Perl/Object Oriented Perl, Python, Selenium and/or shell scripting skills is a great plus.
* Knowledge of/experience with OpenSSL, IPv6 and IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack is a strong plus.
* Experience with Linux internals, large-scale/distributed Systems testing.
* Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self-motivated and very flexible.
* Experience working with media streaming technologies a plus: HLS/HDS/RTMP/Flash/HTTP Streaming, Silverlight/Smooth Streaming/HSS, encoding technologies (H.264/ACC, VC1,VP6).

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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