Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Release Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Release Engineer

Cambridge, United States


Oct 12, 2018 Post Date

014674 Requisition #


Akamai Technologies is looking for a talented individual with a proven track record to take up an exciting role of a Senior Release Engineer within the Enterprise Zero Trust Security team. As a Senior Release engineer, you will be working with a talented group of individuals to plan, communicate, execute and deliver our major products and solutions. You will also be tasked with coordinating and managing software releases for our networks and security products. As a Senior Release Engineer , you will be responsible for:

  • Using process and best practices to ensure the successful planning and delivery of products, projects and releases

  • Coordinating and managing Akamai Network, AWS and client-based software releases

  • Proactively identifying hurdles in the release process, driving release process/SDLC changes and enforcing processes with various stakeholders

  • Building tools that help automate release, deployment, monitoring and operations-oriented processes

  • Building and maintain test and production infrastructure based on an understanding of Akamai's systems and software

  • Communicating with Software Engineers, QA Engineers, Program Management and Operations staff on schedules and priorities to ensure that releases are on track

  • Creating self-service capabilities for developers to write and manage production code

  • Understanding, implementing, and automating security controls, governance processes and compliance validation

  • Staying up-to-date on relevant technologies internally as well as externally, plugging into user groups, understanding trends and opportunities to ensure that we are using the best possible techniques and tools

About the Team

The Enterprise Application Access team provides secure solutions that protect enterprise applications hosted both in the cloud or behind the corporate firewall and is at the core of Akamai’s Zero Trust offering. You will work with an energetic team of stakeholders across different functions to help the team deliver functionality to our enterprise customer base.


Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in Release Management or DevOps

  • 5+ years of scripting experience using Python or a similar language

  • 5+ years of experience using source control systems such as Git or Perforce

  • 3+ years of experience with TCP/IP networking and general debugging in a Linux/Unix environment

  • 3+ years of experience with SQL or equivalent database language

  • 3+ years of experience using continuous integration systems such as Jenkins

  • 3+ years of experience managing and deploying systems to cloud providers, such as AWS, Azure, etc.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Internet technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SSL, TLS, streaming, web servers, etc.)

  • Experience building, deploying software on client-based platforms such as Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS

  • Experience with Atlassian Tools such as JIRA/Confluence

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams (Engineering, QA, release management, network operations, product management, professional services, etc.)

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, and the ability to drive the day-to-day activities of internal resources

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp new technologies

  • Must be action oriented, capable of multitasking well based on priorities

  • Strong team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies

  • Experience with UI automation frameworks such as Selenium

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.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please clickhere.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength 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.