Akamai Engineer

Job#: 2024791

Job Description:

Cyber Security Engineer III, IV - Web Defense Engineer


Basic Purpose

Our client is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to implement the latest Botnet, WAF and Fraud detection technology and strategies to ensure the cybersecurity posture of the clients enterprise is resilient, effective across the organization and scalable. Additionally, this position will provide cybersecurity engineering support to research, evaluate, design, implement, and maintain system and product solutions, applying knowledge of engineering principles. To provide technical direction and engineering support for projects and infrastructure. Develop and maintain expert functional knowledge of evolving IT engineering industry technologies/competition, concepts and trends.



  • Remain available for on-call support for major outage issue related to Akamai.
  • Leader in the implementation of the Akamai solution suite to include the integration of web access filters, botnet, and fraud detection solutions.
  • Develop fundamental understanding of our clients products and its unique valve propositions.
  • Be part of team that design, protects and manages, security services for companies’ global security infrastructure.
  • Able to demonstrate strong written, oral and presentation skills with the ability to discuss highly technical concepts to all audiences, ranging from non-technical people to executive level technical decision-makers.
  • Able to listen and collaborate with audiences ranging from IT administrators to executive level stakeholders to understand their requirements and position our tools to fulfill those requirements.
  • Must be self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively.
  • Engage in technical design of solutions based on use cases and business requirements.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or the equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
  • At least 5+ years of total experience in implementation, development and integration of ALB, web attack, WAF, KRS, ACE, CDN, Botnet, and fraud detection solutions.
  • At least 3+ years of direct hands-on experience in tuning of network sensors like IDS/IPS, DDOS, Cloud Security services.
  • Domain expertise of network security sensors such as IDS, cloud security access broker (CSAB), Virtual Network security, DDOS protections, DNS, etc.
  • Detail understanding of Virtual Network Technologies Routers, switches, Load Balancers, firewalls, proxy, etc.
  • Good understanding and exposure to Cloud standards, architecture and models.
  • Detail proficiency with Linux (or similar) operating systems.
  • In depth understanding of TCP/UDP/ICMP/IP protocols.
  • Experience with Splunk
  • Experience with PKI, SSL, SSH, HTTPS, etc.
  • Experience with NIST SP 800-41, 800-43A, 800-53A
  • Experience with NIST Risk Management Framework.
  • Experience with DISA STIG Hardening Standards.
  • Experience with industry leading firewalls, proxy and load balancing solutions.
  • Experience with network security concepts and principles.
  • Experience with Server and Endpoint operating system security.
  • CISSP, CCNP Security Certification a plus.

















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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Vienna, VA, US

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Date Posted:
April 15, 2024