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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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The Custom Analytics team engages in a wide variety of custom projects that delve into the vast data sets collected by Akamai’s servers to provide unique, global insights into what the data means. This position will allow you to work with Akamai’s threat, performance and internet topology data to solve customer directed problems. 

You will often need to quickly build prototype systems as proofs of concept and carry these projects into fully operationalized systems. The typical project will require you to develop, build, and use tools to collect, manipulate and analyze large data sets. You will have the opportunity to become a subject matter expert in a variety of data and disciplines, as well communicate your expertise and findings to internal and external customers. 

Our projects will stretch your knowledge and assumptions. Ample opportunities abound to give you the opportunity to learn a new subject, technology, toolset, or even a new software language. The ideal candidate will be collegial, curious, agile, and demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and apply new skills in a dynamic and often vague environment. 

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for: 

*  Designing systems to collect and process internet scale data. 

*  Developing prototype systems to collect and demonstrate the value of new data sets. 

*  Converting prototype systems all the way to fully operationalized and deployed systems. 

*  Focus on designing and delivering reliable, scalable, and resilient software. 

*  Communicating with internal and external customers as well as partners to share findings and data 

About the Team 

Custom Analytics is a small team where agility, independence, insight, and curiosity are highly valued. We provide our customers answers to questions that span the global internet. This allows us to provide unique threat and networking analysis based on Akamai’s global presence. 

Required Education and Experience  

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:  

*  5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills:  

*  5+ years of relevant software development experience 

*  5+ years of experience developing software in Python or Java 

*  3+ years experience with Linux/Unix environment 

Desired Skills:

*  Eligible to obtain a Security Clearance 

*  Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver products 

*  Knowledge of networking principles, including TCP/IP, SSH, SSL and HTTP protocols 

*  Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently 

*  Experience with BigData systems (Hadoop, Spark, HBase, etc) and principles (Map/Reduce, Stream Processing, etc) 

*  Experience with a variety of programming languages: C/C++, Perl, Scala, Shell, SQL 

*  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

*  Self-driven and able to thrive on challenges 

*  Adaptable and eager to learn 

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 @Akamaijobs 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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