SQA Engineer II

Akamai Technologies   •  

Cambridge, MA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 180 days ago

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Akamai is looking for a SQA Engineer with a minimum of 3 years testing and automation experience combined with the skills and passion to help build system-level test automation and execute automated and manual tests for some of Akamai’s most interesting and complex technologies. You will be on a team responsible for testing the performance, reliability, scalability, security, and functionality of Akamai's system monitoring and management technologies. These systems support and operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly scalable core of Akamai’s configuration and health monitoring systems.



* Develop test coverage for network software applications

* Ensure that system and software under test meet product design/specifications

* Perform full SQA cycle for software releases in a fast-pace environment. This includes, but is not limited to, gathering specs, developing test plans, running automated and manual tests as needed, and analyzing test results

* Perform technical risk assessment and contribute to decisions related to release readiness and schedules

* Continuously improve testing methodologies, procedures and environment

* Continuously develop and enhance automated test suites to improve efficiency

* Maintain our large-scale, distributed test environment

* Regularly review and improve test coverage


About the Team:

The Platform Quality Assurance group is responsible for extensive testing across multiple technologies and systems developed at Akamai. This group is focused on integrating these technologies and focusing on real-world, end-to-end testing to ensure all of Akamai's systems integrate and deploy to Akamai’s Platform.

Required Education and Experience:

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

* 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree equivalent or

* Relevant experience and a Master’s degree or PhD or

* Relevant Professional Experience

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field

* 2+ years of experience developing or testing network software applications

* 2+ years of experience using databases and SQL commands

* 2+ years of experience developing automation in Python, Perl, Java or C++

* 2+ years of experience working in Linux/Unix environment


 Desired Qualifications:

* Experience with testing very large scale, distributed systems, including networking

* Experience with test frameworks, such as pytest

* Familiarity with continuous integration systems (such as, Jenkins)

* Familiarity with test tools (such as, Selenium)

* Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills, attention to detail

* Willingness and flexibility to switch between multiple high priority assignments

* Excellent verbal and written communications skills

* Highly driven, positive attitude, self-motivated and team player