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Senior Software Engineer

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Software Engineering
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About the Job

This position will offer the opportunity to be part of the highly motivated team that works on software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly innovative security products for the Internet scale, making our products more reliable, secure and faster.

The ideal candidate must be very comfortable with and highly motivated by working with C / C++ code bases involving 100,000s lines of very complex multi-threaded networking code. In fact, he / she considers the software engineering and coding a form of art.

The candidate will partner with many other teams inside the company such as the Kernel, Mapping, Performance, Distributed Data Collection, Stability, QA, and many other teams.

About the Team

Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers and delivers somewhere between 15% to 30% of Internet traffic on any given day. Our team is part of the Security Business Unit which is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our products are designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large denial of service attacks. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions daily and handles petabytes of data every day. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.

Responsibilities

* Design and develop new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality, from conception and design through testing and deployment.
* Help research in latest technology to help combat network attack
* Initiate and implement ideas that can help protect our customer digital properties
* Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and secure.
* Work with our Dev-QA and System-QA teams to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to our software.
Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 6+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent
* 5+ years of relevant experience and a Master's degree in CS or equivalent

Required Qualifications
* Minimum of 5 years of experience with C++ on Linux or a Unix based OS.
* Minimum of 5 years of in depth understanding of Internet protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and HTTP.
* Minimum of 5 years of strong expertise with multi-threaded development.
* Minimum of 2 years of very high coding and technical skills - proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.

Desired Qualifications
* Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
* Experience in Security product development (web application firewall, DDOS mitigation solutions).
* Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
* Experience with the complete software development life cycle, from requirements to design, implementation, testing, and release.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Pluses: Security domain knowledge, Web Application Firewall, cryptography
* Pluses: XML, Perl, SQL and OpenSSL

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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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