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Principal Enterprise Security Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Job

The enterprise security space is thriving and Akamai is growing with it! We are looking for a

Principal Software Engineer to work on Akamai’s Zero Trust security initiatives. You will

develop cloud networking, security and client applications to bring to market new and innovative

solutions to today’s enterprise security challenges. You will be responsible for design and

development in a highly collaborative distributed environment.


* As part of the team, provide technical leadership creating cloud and client based solutions to

complex and interwoven sets of problems.

* Design and development of high performance software focused on enterprise security and

networking needs while maintaining robustness, scalability and fault-tolerance of the platform.

* Implement rapid prototypes to bring products to market quickly to meet our customers needs.

* Effective communication and documentation of your designs, implementation and test plans

within the team and across other teams within the company.

About the Team
Akamai's Enterprise Division is a dynamic business unit responsible for developing Enterprise Security, Identity, and Application Access products to enable customer Enterprise IT and Security teams. These solutions provide fast and reliable enterprise application access and help mitigate endpoint malware and phishing attempts to help provide safer, easier, and faster security transformations. Ultimately, our goal is to secure, protect, and accelerate all Enterprise communications as a cloud gateway service. The division consists of product management, engineering, sales and technical pre-sales, product marketing, business development, and product support, and works closely with several other groups within Akamai and our external partners.


Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

* 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar

engineering field.

* 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in computer science or similar

engineering field.

* 5 years of relevant experience and a PhD in computer science or similar engineering field

Required Skills

* 10+ years of experience programming with C, C++ or Python.

* 8+ years of experience with software development on Linux/Unix or similar platforms.

* 8+ years of experience with common Internet protocols (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS)

* 5+ years of experience with design and development of VPN systems (IPSec, TLS, SSL)

Desired Skills

* Experience with virtualization and containers (Docker, Kubernetes)

* Experience with AWS systems usage and configuration

* Experience developing networking applications in Golang

* Experience with design and development of mobile networking solutions (iOS, Android)

* Experience with Objective C, Swift, React Native or related mobile platform languages

* Experience with large scale database design and administration

* Experience with a distributed highly available client/server system

* Strong software development and design skills in a Linux/Unix environment

* Ability to reason about and troubleshoot complex systems

* Familiarity with test frameworks and test automation

* Desire to work in a fast-paced, results oriented team

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Understanding of Agile software methodology

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 @Akamaijobs 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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