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Principal Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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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 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

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