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C++ Senior Software Engineer

021556 Requisition #

We are looking for a passionate C++ Senior Software Engineer who will take a significant role in developing Ghost, Akamai's CDN backbone network server.

About the Team:

Our team is part of the Web Division, which is responsible for technologies that power our Content Delivery and Site Acceleration Products. These include: the Edge Computing, and the Core CDN Performance . These systems improve the speed and reliability of websites and applications running over various networking environments. By leveraging Akamai's global Internet deployment, we can solve unique technological issues and deliver an unprecedented functionality beyond the limitations of base networking.
Our main challenge domains are:
• Performance
• Scalability


As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
● Playing a central role in delivering products and services for the Web Experience Business Unit.
● Participating in the design, development, testing, deployment and production monitoring of new features.
● Maintaining and enhancing core infrastructure.
● Work as part of a small, elite, fast-moving team to meet aggressive schedules.

Basic Qualifications:

• 2+ years of experience in C++ development.
• 1+ years of experience in multi-threaded programming.
• Experience working with the Linux system.
• Results oriented.

Desired Qualifications:

• Network programming (TCP/UDP)
• C++11/14/17
• Experience working with data structures and algorithms

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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