Please use Google Chrome when applying for job to avoid any system errors due to browser incompatibility.

Software Engineering
012626 Requisition #
Apply for Job
Share this Job
Sign Up for Job Alerts

About the Job

Akamai's System Communications (SysComm) team is looking for a talented Architect and engineer to improve our products and services, support the underlying systems, and coordinate design efforts across a variety of projects in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment. SysComm builds and operates services that provide secret management, machine identity, & access control; communications & messaging; configuration delivery & content purge; and cloud-based application and database hosting. As part of the Architecture and Governance team, you will investigate the needs for our next generation platform services, support definition of the architecture and design of those services; manage the rollout of new capabilities onto the Akamai global platform; and guide and coordinate integration of Akamai products & acquisitions with SysComm services, all with a specific eye towards maintaining safe and secure processes, practices, and compliance. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly innovative technology solutions supporting Akamai products, delivering more traffic on the Internet in a secure and efficient way. You will be responsible for architecting innovative solutions to manage and secure the infrastructure of one of the largest distributed systems in the world.

The successful candidate will be the outward facing technical representative of SysComm platform services and work closely with other teams throughout the company. This includes working with product architect, development, operations, information security and performance teams across the company to expand Akamai portfolio and improve the existing distributed infrastructure.
If you want to work on technology problems that are interesting and challenging, on an unprecedented scale, leveraging cutting edge security & distributed systems technologies, then this is the role for you!

* Gather requirements, investigate and be an advocate for next-generation platform services
* Propose project architecture and designs and be an outward facing technical expert
* Integrate internal and external product designs into a cohesive technical vision
* Specify and oversee seamless rollout of new security and communication technologies on the Akamai global platform
* Create prototypes and author detailed technical specifications
* Successfully communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
* Advise and assist teams in maintaining compliance across products and services
* Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders: engineering, operations, information security, and quality assurance
* Collaborate with peer organizations to increase the speed, reliability, and agility of software development and deployment.

About the Team
The SysComm Architecture and Governance team guides development, product integration, and rollout of the fault-tolerant and highly scalable infrastructure & services supporting Akamai's global network. This distributed infrastructure includes platform security, communications, and configuration distribution for all Akamai's machines running across the world.


Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in CS or its equivalent or
* 4 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in CS or
* 2 years of relevant experience and a PhD in CS

Required Skills

4+ years of experience with Linux or a Unix-based OS.
* 2+ years of experience working in large design efforts and coordinating with project teams
* 2+ years of experience with common Internet protocols (IP, TCP, SSL/TLS, HTTPS, DNS)

Desired Skills

* Master or PhD degree in Computer Science or related field with a focus on networking, distributed systems, system architecture, and/or security
* Experience with highly scalable distributed systems and databases
* Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills
* Experience with Python, Perl, C/C++, or Java on Linux or a Unix-based OS.
* Experience with secure applications, libraries and/or network security technologies such as GPG, SSL/TLS, SSH, PKI
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivational, creative and confident
* Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus
* Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
* Experience with production network authorization & authentication systems
* Experience with network systems in an enterprise environment
* Broad breadth of knowledge in the areas of operating systems, security, and Internet systems
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively

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 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

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Cambridge, United States

📁 Software Engineering

Cambridge, United States

📁 Software Engineering

Cambridge, United States

📁 Software Engineering