Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

About the Team

The Systems Quality Assurance team is responsible for the end-to-end verification and qualification of Akamai’s services. Responsibilities:

  • Perform manual and automated functional tests as well as large-scale system tests.
  • Work closely with developers and QA Engineers to design test criteria, test strategy, develop test plans and automation.
  • Develop automated tests to replicate real-world scenarios that plug into a regression test harness.
  • Review bug descriptions, functional requirements, and design documents.
  • Work in parallel on more than one QA project at a time.

Basic Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Overall Experience: 5 years plus or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Server side QA/Test Engineering.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience developing Perl scripts, shell scripts and test automation.
Desired Qualifications
  • MS/M Computer Science degree preferred.
  • Domain knowledge in the area of Web server (apache/IIS), proxy server and caching technology strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with Media Content Delivery such as Quick Time Server, Windows Media Streaming Server, Flash Media Server and Silverlight is strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with streaming codecs and containers is strongly desired.
  • Experience in content creation using custom/stock encoders is a plus.
  • Good understanding of contemporary QA/test principles, methodologies, and techniques in regards to black/white box testing and test automation needed.
  • Good knowledge and working experience of UNIX/Linux and Windows Operating System.
  • Strong working knowledge of HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP required.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Highly driven, positive attitude, team player, self learning, self motivating and flexibility are some of the attributes needed for this position.


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