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Senior Lead Applications Developer (Full Stack Developer)

Web Development
019225 Requisition #

About the Job

The Senior Lead Application engineer will be responsible for Full Stack Development and Architecture of complex custom web-based applications for the Akamai Marketing Organization. This individual will have strong development skills in all facets of web application development including requirements gathering, project management, and information architecture. The individual should also hold an expert knowledge of the current state of web development including emerging technologies, frameworks and development tools.

About the Team

Technology Marketing Team whose charter is to manage Akamai’s digital properties and demonstrate Akamai’s value and thought leadership to current and prospective customers, employees, and investors by delivering compelling data visualizations, dashboards, and interactive Marketing tools and the public facing web properties. 


  • Developing full stack applications in technologies such as PHP, Python, NodeJS, JavaScript, CSS and HTML 
  • Meeting with project managers, internal subject matter experts and engineering groups to determine project requirements and build applications using the most appropriate technologies.
  • Reliably estimate development timelines for application development.
  • Work with multiple APIs to consume web performance metrics and submit test results to Marketing Technologies such as Marketo, Salesforce and Lattice Engines
  • Create or enhance a deployment pipeline for the application which runs on AWS.

Required Education and Experience

  • 8yrs of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering, or
  • 6yrs of relevant experience and a Master's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering

Required Skills

  • Expert knowledge of at least one web programming language such as PHP, Python, NodeJS or Ruby.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one popular web application framework, Laravel, Django, Rails etc.
  • Working knowledge of JSON-based REST APIs.
  • Data Science / Statistics Knowledge
  • Comfortable working in a Unix/Linux command line environment, exposure to tools such as Vim, Emacs etc.
  • Significant experience with Relational Database Systems such as MySQL. Good knowledge of SQL, and database performance tuning
  • Good experience using cloud-based web application hosting services such as AWS, Azure etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating and collaborating across departments.
  • Willingness to learn new programming techniques, technologies, and skills. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot software bugs in a proficient and timely manner.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Web Performance best practices and pitfalls - knowledge of testing platforms such as Web Page Test is a plus
  • Exposure to non-relational databases.
  • Web Security knowledge, particularly knowledge of Web Application Attacks: SQL injection, Remote File Include, etc.
  • Some experience programming analytics applications and dashboards
  • Exposure to well-known web-based charting libraries, like High Charts, D3 or Google Charts.
  • Knowledge of Data Visualization Best Practices
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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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