Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Systems Engineer - Developer Productivity in Krakow, Poland

Senior Systems Engineer - Developer Productivity

Krakow, Poland

Network Infrastructure

Mar 08, 2018 Post Date

012334 Requisition #

About The Team:

Akamai’s Development Productivity team is charged with making it easier to develop software at Akamai. We are the core team behind Akamai’s DevOps tool chain. DevProd is a highly motivated, global, and cooperative team, relying on the abilities of all team members to develop innovative and elegant ways to enhance the efficiency of Akamai’s Engineering staff. Technology we support includes source control, issue tracking, build tooling, vulnerability analysis, static analysis, artifact repositories and storage, and wiki/documentation.

About the Job:

This role will sit within the Service Desk group in Dev. Productivity. Service Desk is responsible for providing support of the Dev. Productivity applications. The primary responsibility of this role is operations and support of the Cambridge based software stack. This includes automating application deployment (Ansible and Puppet), maintenance and support of the server OS (Linux), tier II application support, and becoming SME for one or more systems. Specifically, this role will focus on artifact storage on a large, globally distributed system


  • Install and maintain Dev. Prod. servers and applications

  • Monitor our production applications

  • Create automation for deployment, managing, and monitoring applications

  • Create automation/software/CLIs for use within the team and the company

  • Identify improvements in systems management and asset tracking.

  • Provide support to first line Service Desk Engineers.

  • Work closely with engineering to solve production problems.

  • Maintain user documentation and knowledge bases.

What Is Needed:

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux/Unix environments

  • Experience and knowledge pertaining to artifact storage (ex: Nexus, Artifactory, Perforce, Archiva)

  • Advanced knowledge and skills installing, administering, and monitoring web applications (ex: Java/Tomcat, Ruby on Rails applications)

  • Knowledge of large, distributed storage (NFS)

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in web server configuration (ex: Apache Web server, NGinx)

  • Programming knowledge in at least two of the following: Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, Java, Go

  • Knowledge of basic SQL

  • Knowledge in installing and maintaining at least one type of database (ex: Mysql, Postgresql)

  • Knowledge of networking and communication protocols (TCP, TLS, firewalls, load balancers, ssh)

  • Comfort using source control (Git, Perforce Helix[or legacy Perforce products])

  • Knowledge of agile methodologies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to clearly document issues.

  • Foster a positive team environment.

  • Multi-tasking capabilities.

  • Customer service orientation

  • Ability and comfort working with a globally distributed team and company using a variety of communication methods.

What Would Be Nice to Have:

  • Experience with IT Automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef)

  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (Vagrant and Docker)

  • Advanced knowledge of database administration

  • Experience with JFrog Artifactory

  • Experience with large distributed systems

  • Knowledge of enterprise hardware architecture

  • Experience maintaining, administering, and backing a geographically distributed system with many terabytes of data.

What We’d Like To See

  • Examples of personal improvement: What have you done to grow as an engineer? How do you learn new technology?

  • Code Examples: Do you have any public projects? Open source contributions? Fun home projects to automate your life? An example from a class?

  • A positive attitude, willing to tackle any problem, and tell us when we’re daft

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

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 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. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.