Senior Networking Data Scientist (SRE) – Remote

Location: Remote


Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform from cloud to edge we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Join our SRE team!

Our team uses large datasets to analyse and measure the performance and reliability of our platform. We are networking data scientists: we combine our knowledge of data analysis, networking and distributed systems to define key performance indicators, determine how different factors impact them, and devise opportunities for improvement.

You will apply statistical data analysis and an understanding of networking protocols to diagnose and solve some of the Internet’s most difficult content delivery challenges. You will work with cross-functional teams to understand and measure the performance and reliability of our platform and products, and influence their evolution.
Note: this is not a QA, DevOps or Operations role.

In this position you will be responsible for:

  • Leading SRE team by providing technical mentorship, feedback and guidelines, and by organising the work
  • Driving partnership with Engineering, Operations and Product teams to help guide adoption of new features and processes
  • Applying analytical skills and statistical insights to identify performance bottlenecks and reliability challenges, and propose solutions
  • Defining, implementing, mining data feeds drawn from 3rd party and internal sources to produce insights that influence company decision-making
  • Influencing company decision-making at the highest levels to identify areas for new technology investments
  • Building software tools and systems to automate analytical tasks and workflows to increase efficiency and reliability

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have relevant experience and a Bachelor’s diploma in Computer Science or its equivalent
  • Have an analytical background with experience in statistical data analysis
  • Demonstrate experience with coding in at least one following languages (python, perl, SQL, Java, C, R)
  • Possess experience with Internet protocols (DNS/HTTP/TLS/TCP)
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to articulate technical information in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Have the tendency to delve into the details of your team’s work

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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