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Principal Software Engineer

Software Engineering
012952 Requisition #
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Required Education and Experience

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

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience with Python, Perl, C/C++, or Java on Linux or a Unix-based OS.
* 5+ years of experience working in large design efforts and coordinating with project teams
* 5+ 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
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively
* Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
* Experience with highly scalable distributed systems and databases
* Experience with secure applications, network security architectures/libraries, and integrating with technologies such as GPG, SSL, SSH, PKI
* 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
* Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivational, creative and confident
* Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus

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 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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