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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
018176 Requisition #

Are you excited by the prospect of creating large scale software systems? Would you like the opportunity to create a seamless internet experience for our end users?

Join our fast-paced and prestigious Mapping Engineering team and create a world class internet user experience
The team is part of Mapping Engineering, the group responsible for the software that measures and models the global internet and directs traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. This software represents Akamai's 'secret sauce', allowing us to manage our customers' internet traffic with industry-leading performance and reliability.

The candidate will be part of a small and highly skilled engineering team within Mapping Engineering that is responsible for the core DNS infrastructure of Akamai's intelligent platform. 

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
* Analysis, design and implementation of system software that brings new functionality, increased security and reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai's mapping system.

* Collaboration with multi-functional teams across Akamai.

The team relies on the abilities of all its members to develop innovative and elegant solutions in a highly dynamic environment

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 or related field
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science  or related field
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Do what you love
To be successful in this role the ideal candidate needs the following:
* Have 5 years of experience working in C/C++ or similar object-oriented language.
* Demonstrated knowledge of network protocols and implementations (TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL).
* Have experience in a Linux operating system

* Proficiency with Python and/or Perl.

* Thorough understanding of distributed systems, network routing, internet principles and statistical   data analysis.

* Comfort learning any of the above (this is key!)

Work in a way that works for you
We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working          patterns: 
* Working remotely - occasionally from home once you get settled into the role.
* Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit in everything in   and work when you are the most productive.

Working with us
At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Working for you
At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:
* Your health
* Your finances
* Your family
* Your time at work
* Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About Us
Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled team drive progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! 

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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