Principal Site Reliability Engineer – Storage – Remote – Massachusetts

Principal Site Reliability Engineer – Storage – Remote

Akamai Technologies



Do you enjoy collaborating with teams to solve complex challenges?

Do you have a passion for cutting edge technologies and tackling system problems?

Join our highly skilled Storage team

We design, deploy, and manage applications and infrastructure that supports Akamai's internal and customer-facing cloud storage platforms. We do this while maintaining Akamai's mission to make life better for billions of people every day.

Partner with the best

You'll collaborate with operations and development teams to build and manage our scalable storage platforms. You'll create tooling to automate the lifecycle of petabyte-scale storage systems. You'll work with open-source technologies, including Ceph, to ensure Akamai's storage systems are reliable, available, and performant.

As a Principal Site Reliability Engineer – Storage, you will be responsible for:

Architecting new highly available storage systems and infrastructure, supporting a variety of workloads from compute customers

Working on a cross-functional team to develop, test, and deploy new features supporting large enterprise workloads

Engaging and networking with Ceph developers and users, contributing back to the open-source community

Identifying bottlenecks within the OSI model, improving performance and reliability wherever possible in software and hardware

Tuning Ceph, the Linux kernel, and server hardware, maximizing performance for our customers

Leading hardware R&D efforts to keep our storage systems on the bleeding edge, validating next-generation hardware builds

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience

Have professional experience in a Site Reliability, Development, or Systems Engineering role, ideally with Ceph

Possess mastery with benchmarking tools like FIO & concepts like IOPS, throughput, 99th-percentile latency, and tail latency

Have extensive professional experience and tuning the Linux kernel, bare metal, and virtual servers for maximum performance

Have experience with automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, or Salt Stack

Have experience with designing, deploying, and running mission-critical Linux servers at scale

Work in a way that works for you

FlexBase, Akamai's Global Flexible Working Program, is based on the principles that are helping us create the best workplace in the world. When our colleagues said that flexible working was important to them, we listened. We also know flexible working is important to many of the incredible people considering joining Akamai. FlexBase, gives 95% of employees the choice to work from their home, their office, or both (in the country advertised). This permanent workplace flexibility program is consistent and fair globally, to help us find incredible talent, virtually anywhere. We are happy to discuss working options for this role and encourage you to speak with your recruiter in more detail when you apply.

Learn what makes Akamai a great place to work


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We power and protect life online, by solving the toughest challenges, together.

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.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

Your health

Your finances

Your family

Your time at work

Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

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.

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.

Akamai is committed to complying with COVID-19 requirements in the countries where it operates. For locations or roles subject to vaccination mandates, we require proof of vaccination, if permitted, as a condition of employment. We will provide additional details regarding our vaccine record submission protocols during the hiring and onboarding process.

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