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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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As a Senior Engineer you will be an integral part of our aggressive strategy for evolving Akamai current computing infrastructure using Linux virtualization technology and IaaS architectures. If you want to work on extremely challenging technology problems of global scale distributed systems that must evolve with a focus on scale, efficiency and availability using your creative abilities and experience with robust systems design, then this is the role for you.     

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:  

* Component and framework designs supporting the virtualization and orchestration of Akamai computing infrastructure, from conception and design through testing and deployment.  

* Working on projects that make our network more efficient while sustaining service and component stability, performance and secure.  

* Working to understand, explain and improve/adaptive complex/stable and legacy software component deployment/integration frameworks.  

* Working with our development QA and system QA teams to come up with regression tests and operational monitoring that cover new changes to our software.  

* Working with our cross business unit engineering teams to support migration designs and critical network rollouts.   

About the Team:  

Akamai Labs is building a new team with a mission to rapidly evolve Akamai’s distributed platform leveraging automated virtualization architectures towards highly strategic organizational goals.     


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 in computer science/engineering or its equivalent or  

* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in computer science/engineering or  

* Relevant experience and a PhD in computer science/engineering    

Required Skills:  

* 4+ years of experience with Python  

* 4+ years of experience developing on Linux  

* 3+ years of experience in IaaS adoption or private cloud    

Desired Skills:  

* Experience in IaaS adoption in a non-virtualized legacy environment  

* Linux host system hypervisors including KVM  

* Experience working with upstream Open Source projects  

* Linux kernel development and/or performance tuning  

* SQL experience   

* Experience with Content Distribution Networks  

* Data center utilization monitoring and COGs modeling  

* Designing, implementing and deploying continuous build/deployment frameworks  

* Site reliability engineering and/or work related including service performance  

* Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems.  

* Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.  

* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.  

* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.  

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.    

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

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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