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Senior Software Engineer

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The candidate will be part of a highly skilled engineering team that's responsible for creating the software that runs Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Our software is a combination of many different technologies. It is a web server, a web client, a distributed caching engine, and much more. It provides a scalable, fault tolerant solution to web sites for handling their traffic, speeds up applications and downloads, provides security, determines the fastest route from point A to point B, and provides a wide array of reporting abilities for our Network Operations Command Center and our customers. Our technology is changing the rules of the game and challenging traditional thinking in a rapidly growing and very exciting market.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
* Improving the performance, scalability and reliability of our massively distributed system.
* Development of features which empower our network to deliver major events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and March Madness.
* Investigating complex issues which may arise from deployment of these software features while delivering 10+ Tbps of traffic across the globe.

Required Education and Experience
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree or
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* Minimum of 5 years' of solid coding and technical skills - proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.
* Minimum of 5 years of experience with C/C++ on Linux or a Unix-based OS.
* Minimum of 5 years years of strong expertise with multi-threaded development.

Desired Skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Proven track record of working on high quality code that needs knowledge of interaction with different subsystems such as memory manager, file system, and networking.
* Ability to quickly debug problems and performance bottlenecks stemming from complex interactions between user and kernel space.
* Experience in one or more scripting languages (shell, Perl, Python, etc).
* SSL knowledge, preferably working knowledge of openssl.
* Experience with the architecture of large, distributed and complex systems.
* Working knowledge of XML, OpenSSL and tools used for analyzing systems performance.
* Experience with Internet protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and HTTP.
* Strong communication skills and ability to work across teams.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.
* Experience in a role requiring highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, work with little or no supervision.

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, 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

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