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Developer Evangelist

Software Engineering
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About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for our customers. With the Akamai Technologies Intelligent Platform, we power upwards of a third of the internet’s traffic during peak times. And for developers it means that they have at their disposal a set of tools and resources to supercharge their websites and apps to meet and exceed their customer's demands.

About the Job

As an Akamai Developer Evangelist you will be working with a developer marketing team that will be blazing the way forward for app innovation in the EMEA region. You will be responsible for working directly with developers from our customers and partners to support and create innovative solutions integrated with the Akamai Technologies Intelligent Platform as well as winning the hearts and minds of those that are new to Akamai. This is a highly technical role where you are expected to support customer and partners in their development efforts especially our SDKs and APIs, facilitate internal collaboration within Akamai Engineering as well as reach out into the broader development community. You will spread awareness of and encourage adoption of our Cloud Delivery Platform and mold the future of our entire developer experience with our SDKs and APIs. Applicants must be eager to join a fast paced and fun environment rife with big challenges and a team-first approach.


As a member of the Developer Marketing team, the role will include:

  • Cultivate platform awareness across the company.
  • Provide feedback and market insight on tools and usage patterns to promote simple, consistent development.
  • Lead an online developer community including ongoing contributions via knowledge documents and participation in the community forums.
  • Write and publish example code that uses Akamai SDK and APIs for our developer community.
  • Contribute to product requirements, and help with product messaging and positioning.
  • Support Akamai’s customer support team to triage and troubleshoot customer’s mobile apps when interfacing with the Akamai platform
  • Speak at industry conferences, sponsored developer meetups, the user conference and internal events.
  • Create content of all types: code samples, presentations, blogs, screencasts, webcasts, etc.
  • Deliver articulate, effective presentations and demos to technical audiences.
  • Lead interactive design and training sessions with Akamai's key prospects and customers.
  • Become an expert in and evangelize the Akamai platform.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, Networking or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a software architect, evangelist, product manager or other role where both technical and social skills are required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in designing or defining mobile app & web-based software systems and frameworks.
  • Deep experience with iOS or Android SDK
  • Demonstrated track record in social/digital media via blogging, tweeting, writing technical articles or participating in discussion boards - preferably with an existing follower base.
  • Experience speaking in front of large groups.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of common Internet technologies, standards and protocols, including DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS.
  • Working knowledge of APIs / Data formats JSON.
  • Proven success discovering customer issues and quantifying needs.
  • Knowledge in cellular technologies such as LTE, 3G, UMTS, etc.
  • Strong command of different infrastructure architectures.
  • Keep up with the happenings in the industry, evolving customer needs.


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

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, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.

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