Security Solutions Architect

Full Time
Santa Clara, CA
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Architecture
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Solutions Architects are part of the Akamai Professional Services team and work directly with clients to deliver Akamai's solutions. You will be involved with projects from design through implementation, testing and customer sign-off. You will work independently or within a small technical team in delivering the appropriate solution to Akamai's enterprise customers. You will plan, implement, test, and deploy Akamai platform configurations to integrate with customer web sites, develop and execute test cases and scripts for customer solutions. You will consult with customers on their security posture, especially as it’s related to their web sites and applications.  You will participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve our methodology and quality of integrations. 


  • Work as a member of a cross functional project team contributing to the technology-based solutions and consult on concept feasibility.
  • Own the technical components of a customer integration project including but not limited configuration, debugging, documentation, testing, and go live support.
  • Integrate Akamai's Solutions including Dynamic Site Accelerator, Site Defender, Web Application Firewall, Global Traffic Manager, and more.
  • Assess and analyze customer’s web applications and web traffic to help identify threats and potential vulnerabilities
  • Create and implement custom web application firewall rules
  • Assist customers with DDoS and threat mitigation
  • Partner with Business Support, Sales, Engineering, Product Development and Customer Care to resolve issues that arise during customer trials, integrations, or post implementation support.
  • Accurately scope implementation timelines for integrations.
  • Identify technical risks and provide mitigation strategies.
  • Review configurations with other Professional Service team members to ensure quality and accuracy to requirements. 

About the Team 
Recognizing that an organization’s approach to its Internet initiatives is developed long before implementation and is an on-going exercise long after go-live, Akamai Professional Services offers consulting services that address all phases of a customer’s Internet strategy. Akamai’s Professional Services team calls upon its Internet and Security expertise to architect the optimal solution for the unique business and technical requirements of our customers. Through its proven methodologies and processes, this highly experienced team of consultants has implemented effective solutions for over 2,000 Akamai customers.

Required Education and Experience 

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

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, Physics, another related technical field or its equivalent or 
  • Relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, Physics, another related technical field or its equivalent. 

Required Skills 

  • 2 years of experience with Internet technologies including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS and web servers, or relevant course work.
  • 2 years of related experience, such as technical support, web application development, security consulting, security architect. 
  • 2 years of experience creating and delivering advanced network and security solutions (routing/switching, IDS/IPS, Firewall/VPN, Security Event Management, Data Loss Prevention, Web Application Protection) for strategic business initiatives. 

Desired Skills 

  • Industry recognized security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CEH, etc.).
  • Experience in the web application security field.
  • Experience with exploits, vulnerabilities, and attack detection signatures.
  • Experience with web application firewall (WAF) concepts and technologies.
  • Experience with general security technologies, processes, and concepts.
  • IT solution delivery experience, preferably within a consulting organization. 
Experience with Unix and web-related programming or scripting languages:      
  • Perl, PHP, Shell Scripting, J2EE, .NET, C#, JSP, ASP, etc.
  • Experience with TCP/IP network debugging with tcpdump/wireshark or similar.
  • Experience with data processing, Real Time Reporting and Analytics.
  • Working knowledge of the full software development lifecycle.
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 at

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 at

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.

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