Sr. Systems Engineer: Messaging Services
Akamai Technologies - Cambridge, MA

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As a member of the Systems Administration team, you will be working alongside a dynamic group of professionals tackling a variety of challenging projects and tasks. This position will lead the planning and coordination of Akamai*s Corporate Exchange Messaging Services.

About the Team

The Windows Services group builds and manages the Windows OS platform that supports application and services that for Akamai*s corporate computing environment.


  • Leadership role in planning, coordinating and deploying messaging-related projects and services (email, archiving, mobile messaging, unified messaging, etc.).
  • Work with internal clients to establish business and technical requirements, define support practices and establish deployment guidelines for OS, hardware and applications.
  • Manage and Support Microsoft Exchange environment for high availability & Disaster Recovery.
  • Lead or participate in high visibility enterprise-wide projects across multiple teams and geographies.
  • Provide technical leadership to other team members and project leaders.
  • Lead or participate in innovative efforts related to improvement of IT effectiveness.
Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years working as a lead engineer in designing, building, securing and managing a highly available business critical Exchange 2003/2007 environment.
  • 4+ years implementing industry best practices related to secure messaging architecture and administration.
  • 4+ years managing and supporting email clients and protocols, including all versions of Outlook, Entourage,, Thunderbird, Evolution, IMAP, POP3, etc.
  • 3+ years technical knowledge and hands on experience with Server Hardware and Storage Platforms.
  • 2+ years managing and administering the following messaging services: Symantec Enterprise Vault for Exchange, Blackberry Enterprise Server and Microsoft Unified Messaging/Communication Services.
  • 2+ years supporting ActiveSync/mobile email clients such as Android, Blackberry, Apple iPad/iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android.
Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency and experience in combinations of the following: Exchange messaging upgrades; Business Continuity & high availability; backup/recovery strategies; clustering and replications technology; ADSI and Exchange PowerShell scripting.
  • Solid background in network fundamentals including DNS and Advanced Windows Server systems administration.
  • Strong knowledge of current and emerging IT industry trends, business process, planning and strategy.
  • Degree in a computer related field or significant experience with certifications in lieu of a degree desired.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification (MCSE+ Exchange) desired.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely (verbal - written skills) with peers as well as management.
  • Strong documentation and process development skills are a must.
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as to work well within groups.
Other Information

  • Is relocation available for this position: No
  • Is US Citizenship required: No
  • Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai

Akamai provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market more than a decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by many of the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. Since its start in 1998, Akamai has grown from a research *big idea* into one of the world*s most successful technology companies, with consistent profitability and inclusion as an S&P 500 company. With more than 2,000 employees and over 65,000 servers located around the globe, Akamai is committed to innovation in technology and service. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. Akamai - Powering a Better Internet.

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