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Senior Software Engineer

018218 Requisition #

About the Job
We are looking for a Software Engineer with proven experience and skills to work on product innovation, platform development and tooling within the Security Organization at Akamai.
A highly technical individual with clear commitment for the quality of software applications and experience with software development in distributed cloud-native systems. 
The role will require collaboration with both local and remote development, QA and DevOps teams in an agile development environment.
About the Team
Our software underpins the Security BU and its portfolio of solutions that constitute Akamai’s Security Products. These include security monitoring, mitigating and reporting applications providing distributed protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with on-demand scalability.
Akamai’s global footprint of over 100,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. The team builds and extends Akamai’s highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high value web sites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in annual revenue.

* Drive technical and product innovation by evaluating new technologies, implementing POCs and proposing solutions for production
* Engage with business, product, and other internal and external engineering teams, to bring projects to completion on time and within budget
* Design, develop, maintain and support Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) frameworks, tools, services and libraries leveraging Akamai’s internal infrastructures
* Participate in architectural design discussions and planning sessions
* Coordinate deployment strategy and system changes with operations
* Assist with timeline planning and release schedules to ensure timely execution of all deliverables

* Engage with business, product, and other internal and external engineering teams, to bring projects to completion on time and within budget
* Communicate clearly and honestly with stakeholders about progress, roadblocks, and timelines.  Ability to adapt to changing product requirements and manage deadlines

* Guide development projects through the phases of the SDLC process

Required Education and Experience:

* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or MIS, or

* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or MIS

Required Skills:

* 3 years of experience developing, deploying and supporting applications on the Linux operating system
* 3 years of experience in developing applications in one or more languages: C, GO, Python
* 3 years of experience with public/private cloud infrastructure environments, services and API’s

Desired Skills:
* Pa
ssion to understand, learn, and evaluate new technologies
* Experience with Container & Orchestration frameworks: LXC, Docker, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm.
* Experience with Networking and Security Protocols: IPv4, IPv6, TCP, SSL, TLS
* Experience with building and maintaining modern rest web services
* Experience with GRPC or protocol buffers
* Expertise in Secure Software Design and Architecture
* Experience with secrets management, certificates, encryption and keys.
* Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review
* Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques
* Experience with observability stacks and tools (Prometheus, Grafana)

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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