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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Company 
Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've used Akamai's cloud delivery platform.    

About the Role 
We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to help create a deployment framework for Akamai's Private Cloud (APC) the next-generation of private cloud and cloud-native infrastructure.  Working collaboratively alongside some of the brightest engineers and architects in the industry, you will produce solutions to enable rapid, safe deployment and rollback of applications running on our microservices platform.  You will leverage open source solutions where possible and build new components from the ground up where appropriate. Responsibilities include: 
*      Create prototypes and produce designs 
*      Implement solutions, create tests, and write documentation 
*      Perform code reviews 
*      Help support and maintain production systems 
*      Contribute to internal development, testing, and operations tooling 
*      Stay current with developments in cloud technology   

Ideally, you will have experience building and operating cloud and/or microservices platforms.  

You must possess strong Linux, networking and software engineering fundamentals. You must also be highly motivated, be able to learn quickly, and have excellent communication skills. 

About the Team 
Akamai's Server Configuration team provides the common deployment and orchestration functionality used to install and manage Akamai’s globally distributed network. We own critical deployment, configuration, and service discovery components that help form the foundation of Akamai's distributed system.  These components enable groups across the company to deploy and operate services at the level of scale, security, and reliability our customers have come to expect. 

The Server Configuration team interfaces with engineers from all areas of the company, affording us a unique perspective and visibility into the software systems in operation and engineering efforts taking place across the organization.   


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

Required Skills 
* 5+ years of experience programming in Go, Python, and/or C/C++ 
* 1+ years of experience with Linux container technologies such as LXC, Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos 
* 1+ years experience with at least one configuration management tool like Ansible or Puppet 
* 1+ years experience with CI/CD servers (Jenkins) and artifact management (Artifactory) 
* 5+ years experience working with Linux shells, utilities and system configuration 
* 5+ years of exposure to networking protocols, debugging and configuration   

Desired Skills 
* Experience building private cloud infrastructure and/or microservices platforms 
* Understanding of cloud-native development patterns (microservices, deployment strategies, service discovery, etc.) 
* Experience with deployment frameworks for microservices architectures. 
* Knowledge of or experience with immutable infrastructure paradigms 
* Solid knowledge of Linux debugging and performance analysis 
* Knowledge of at least one infrastructure management tool such as Terraform 
* Experience with virtualization technologies such as KVM and QEmu 
* Prior contributions to Open Source projects  

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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