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Senior Product Architect

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Engineering
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018783 Requisition #
Overview
Akamai’s Web Performance Business Unit is seeking a Senior Product Architect to join our team. In this role, you will work closely with product management, customers, and internal stakeholders to create new products and features that help our customers deliver web content to users all over the world. This role will be particularly focused on the performance, speed, and offload of our CDN services.

As a Senior Product Architect, you will be responsible for:

* Partnering with product management to develop new product vision and scope and meeting with customers to understand business challenges and technical requirements for new products and features
* Creating scalable high-level designs for new products and features on Akamai's globally distributed platform that adhere to internal and external requirements and specifications following our internal product development process
* Collaborating with service architects, security architects, and other internal stakeholders to create product experiences that are scalable, reliable, and highly available
* Working with UX designers to document and understand customer use cases and design user and application interfaces that will delight customers
* Supporting the development and quality assurance teams developing low level designs and implementations by resolving issues, reviewing designs/code and helping managers develop engineering and test plans
* Analyzing large log and reporting data sets to identify performance or functional issues in response to customer escalations or to develop new product ideas
* Creating requirements and designs for systems and alerts to monitor product stability and capacity consumption
* Monitoring new emerging technologies and trends in the industry
* Identifying opportunities to leverage new technologies within product development
* Evangelizing new trends with stakeholders and engineering management

About the Team
The Web Performance Engineering team has responsibility for the technologies that power our Ion product line, which improves the speed, reliability, and security of web sites delivered to mobile and desktop clients throughout the Internet. Akamai’s Ion solution enables our customers to grow revenue opportunities with fast, personalized web experiences. And we can help customers manage complexity from peak demand, mobile devices, and data collection. By leveraging Akamai's globally distributed Intelligent Platform, we can provide unique technology solutions that power the increasingly complex web experiences that our customers desire.


Qualifications

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet the following education and experience requirements:
* 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or
* 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or
* 5 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience working with Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, TLS, HTTP and DNS
* 3+ years of experience working with large-scale distributed software systems
* 3+ years of software development experience including front-end and back-end technologies (C/C++, Java)
* 3+ years of experience designing and building high performance, high availability Internet systems and applications

Desired Skills
* Experience with Python, Bash, Perl or similar scripting languages
* Proficient with common UNIX/Linux command line tools such as grep, awk, sed, etc.
* Familiarity with common tools to measure network and website performance and speed such as ping, curl, mtu, tcpdump, Web Page Test, Charles Proxy, WireShark, etc.
* Experience in content delivery networks, web architecture, and application testing and optimization
* Experience working with large distributed software systems
* Experience working with enterprise customers at all levels (developer, management, senior staff, and C-level) on technical challenges and innovative solutions
* Understanding of the challenges of building high-performance websites and e-commerce experiences
* Knowledge of external regulations such as PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA
* Knowledge of RESTful API design concepts as well as DevOps software development practices
* Experience with Front End Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone, jQuery
* Experience with web application frameworks and systems such as J2EE, .NET, C#, JSP, ASP, Tomcat, Apache, Nginx, nodejs, etc.


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 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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