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Security – Solutions Architect Job at Akamai Technologies in Denver, CO

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Location: Denver, CO, US Posted Date: 2016-06-03 00:00:00.0
Category: Professional Services ID: 49015


About the Job

Solutions Architects are part of the Akamai Professional Services team and work directly with clients to deliver Akamai's solutions. You will be involved with projects from design through implementation, testing, and customer sign-off. You will work independently or within a small technical team in delivering the appropriate solution to Akamai's enterprise customers. You will plan, implement, test, and deploy Akamai platform configurations to integrate with customer web sites, develop and execute test cases and scripts for customer solutions. You will consult with customers on their security posture, especially as it’s related to their web sites and applications. You will participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve our methodology and quality of integrations.

About the Team

Recognizing that an organization’s approach to its Internet initiatives is developed long before implementation and is an on-going exercise long after go-live, Akamai Professional Services offers consulting services that address all phases of a customer’s Internet strategy.
Akamai’s Professional Services team calls upon its Internet and Security expertise to architect the optimal solution for the unique business and technical requirements of our customers. Through its proven methodologies and processes, this highly experienced team of consultants has implemented effective solutions for over 2,000 Akamai customers.

The Solution Architect will focus on all Akamai customers as a member of the Global Security and Government Services team. The Global Security and Government Services team is an experienced group of security experts and Internet technologists working with top customers in the Enterprise, Finance, High-Tech, Media and Public Sector verticals throughout the Americas.


* Work as a member of a cross-functional project team contributing to the technology-based solutions and consult on concept feasibility.
* Own the technical components of a customer integration project including but not limited to configuration, debugging, documentation, testing, and go live support.
* Provide leadership by actively developing and mentoring junior Solutions Architects.
* Integrate Akamai's Solutions including Prolexic Routed, Prolexic Connect, Kona Site Defender, Web Application Firewall, FastDNS, Global Traffic Manager, Dynamic Site Accelerator, and more.
* Assess and analyze customer web applications and web traffic to help identify threats and potential vulnerabilities.
* Create and implement custom web application firewall rules and/or implement router and network configurations in order to successfully integrate or update customer solutions.
* Assist customers with DDoS and threat mitigation.
* Partner with Business Support, Sales, Engineering, SOC, Product Development and Customer Care to resolve issues that arise during customer trials, integrations, and/or post implementation support.
* Accurately scope implementation timelines for integrations.
* Identify technical risks and provide mitigation strategies.
* Review configurations with other Professional Service team members to ensure quality and accuracy to requirements.
* Server as SME (Subject Matter Expert) for his team.
* Participate on training initiatives for the team, in order to help the team grow their technical skills and soft skills.
* Participate in complex projects for the America Security Organization.
* Provide guidance to more junior team members on complex cases.
*Must be willing to travel up to 10-15%.


Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s Degree in CS/MIS, EE, ME or Physics, or related technical field experience.
* Minimum of 5+ years of related professional work experience, such as customer support or web development, or relevant course work
* Minimum of 3+ years’ experience with Internet technologies including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS and web servers, or relevant course work.
* Minimum of 2+ year experience with creating and delivering advanced network and security solutions (router/switch configurations, IDS/IPS, Firewall/VPN, Security Event Management, Data Loss Prevention, Web Application Protection).
* US citizenship required.

Desired Qualifications

* Industry recognized security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CEH, etc.) are a plus.
* Experience in the web application security field or general security technologies, processes, and concepts.
* Experience with web application firewall (WAF) concepts and technologies.
* Self-motivated, independent, and able to understand complex systems.
* Experience configuring Cisco and/or Juniper Routers
* Experience writing/decoding exploit, vulnerability, and attack detection signatures.
* Experience with Unix and web-related programming or scripting languages: Perl, PHP, Shell Scripting, J2EE, .NET, C#, JSP, ASP, etc.
* Experience with TCP/IP network debugging with tcpdump/wireshark or similar.
* Working knowledge of the full software development life.
* Creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation.

Other Information

* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: YES
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No

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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