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Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC Akamai Security Engineer in Morrisville, North Carolina

Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC is seeking an Akamai Security Engineer to support our client in Morrisville, NC.


  • Work closely with stakeholders to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot Shape / Akamai web application firewall appliances across select customer applications and ensure its peak performance

  • Work closely with other cybersecurity groups to coordinate and deconflict protective measures

  • Monitor and interpret raw data using Splunk and other analytic tools and statistical techniques to identify trends, patterns, and provide ongoing insight and visibility to management

  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs

  • Provide ongoing support to existing monitoring capabilities and data collection systems. Provide development support for the expansion and implementation of new systems.

  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities

  • Help to develop and document procedural guides, SOPs, and process flows for the functions performed

  • Contributing to the development of re-engineering methods to improve processes, reduce risks, increase controls, and/ or increase customer satisfaction

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy


  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or other business-related major, or equivalent experience

  • 3 - 4 years' experience in data or operational analysis

  • Advanced technical expertise with Excel

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with business intelligence software, database (SQL etc)

  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets

  • Adapt at queries, report writing, and presenting findings

  • Experience in a very large enterprise environment

  • Understanding of working with a complex network is a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Cyber Defense Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. CDS will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

Cyber Defense Solutions will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to CDS. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-337-4192.