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The Control Center team is looking for an experienced, talented and driven product architect. This is an opportunity to work with the software foundation of Akamai’s Control Center, our customer facing portal. Our technologies include a web-based microservice platform that supports UI and API access to hundreds of services across all aspects of our business. All of Akamai’s services depend on our software and therefore security and reliability are paramount. You will collaborate closely with internal Akamai teams who develop products and services for our customers. You will be tasked with our most challenging problems, designing and building innovative high quality solutions that are secure, scalable, and reliable.

The opportunity to make a significant impact on Akamai business and on critically important projects is precisely what makes the job rewarding. You will be working with Product Managers, R&D, Operations, InfoSec, and other teams to understand their requirements, define what needs to change and present. To be successful, you must thrive on solving problems related to system performance, availability and compliance issues in a multi-tenant environment. You will have to collaborate with teams and engineering partners spanning division and product groups. People who do best are the ones who seek challenges, possess a passion for learning, and have demonstrated courage and ability to pose and solve truly difficult problems. You must have a passion to get things done quickly and get them done right.

As a Senior Product Architect you will be responsible for:

● Lead initiatives to ensure that the technology vision is realized including developing cloud based platform services for application development teams.
● Present and defend architectural, design and technical choices.
● Provide mentorship, coordination and guidance for application developers.
● Perform peer design and code reviews.
● Evangelize and mentor peers on enterprise application development strategies, technologies, techniques, tools and guidelines. Guide the adoption of new technologies.

About the Team

Akamai’s Control Center is Akamai’s face to our users on the Web. It provides a full range of tools and APIs, including analytics, configuration management, web services, training, support, and billing for our customers to manage their accounts.

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 equivalent or
• 5+ years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in CS or equivalent

Required Skills
● 5+ years of software architecture and design experience.
● 4+ years of experience working with large scale distributed software systems (i.e. “the cloud”).
● 4+ years of experience in web based products.
● 2+ years in a role where customer interaction was required.
● 2+ years in a technical leadership, management, or business oriented role.

Desired Skills
● Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
● Understanding and proficiency with architectural design patterns, and the agile method(s).
● Knowledge of standard and repeatable software engineering practices.

● Knowledge of Distributed Systems, Databases, Computer & Network Security, Big Data Systems.

● Ability to create TCO/ROI model, converse with business, technical and developer audiences.
● Strong written and verbal communication and consensus-building skills.
● Strong critical and analytical thinking skills sufficient to solve complex design problems and ongoing issues.
● Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivated, creative, and confident.
● Understanding of cloud native development patterns (micro-services, statelessness, service registry, service discovery, etc.)
● Knowledge of public cloud (i.e. Azure, AWS) Infra, Containers, Kubernetes, Virtual Machines, DevOps, and Linux.
● Experience with Java, Javascript and Python programming languages.

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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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