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Senior Software Engineer

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We are seeking an experienced, driven, results-oriented Senior Software Engineer to join a team with the goal of creating intuitive web applications for our Network Operator customers. These applications are an integral part of the future success of Akamai’s Network Operator Solutions, providing the interfaces for deployment, maintenance, monitoring, provisioning, and reporting of the CDN platform and DNS solutions for ISPs. The team is using Agile Scrum processes, so expect collaboration, accountability, and an emphasis on the incremental delivery of working software.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that is passionate about building great software.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
* Developing new features and systems from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality, from concept on and design through testing and deployment.

* Working with a diversity of teams to gather requirements of new services, distill them into concise designs, and plan the execution of these as new features.

* Working to understand, explain and improve complicated code bases.
* Working in a highly cross-functional capacity, partnering with product management, QA, technical writers, and service delivery professionals.
* Be a key member of the development team, lead tasks end to end and mentor junior developers.

About the Team
The Carrier business unit works with ISPs worldwide and because Akamai provides DNS-based services for over 400 million subscribers, we have incredible amounts of traffic we can analyze. This data provides the raw material that we need to identify threats quickly that will be mitigated by our SPS and Enterprise product lines (ThreatAvert, Secure Consumer, Secure Business, ETP). We need someone with the experience and ambition to use this data to help lead our continued innovation in this area. If you love analyzing and extracting meaningful insight from network-based data to provide better security for millions of subscribers to these services, and see your insight practically applied, this role is full of opportunity for you.

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
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 5 years of web application development experience using Java and JavaScript.
* 5 years of experience using REST APIs and Web Services.
* 3 years of experience with JavaScript based UI frameworks such as Backbone, React, Angular, etc.
* 3 years of experience Deploying and Supporting Applications on the Linux or UNIX operating system.

Desired Skills
* Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.
* Passion to understand, learn and evaluate new technologies.
* Experience working with Internet protocols and concepts (IP, TCP, SSL / TLS, HTTP, DNS).
* Experience with Spring, Ajax, JUnit, Jasmine, JSON, Git, SQL.
* Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Unix Shell Scripts.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Expertise in Secure Software Design and Architecture.
* Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review.
* Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques.
* Familiarity with automating deployment and/or containerized environments (Kubernetes, Docker).

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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