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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
019911 Requisition #

About the Job

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer II to join our network traffic delivery and DDoS mitigation platform systems development team. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on software that powers our massively parallel Linux network applications and distributed management and monitoring systems. Projects will combine security protection solutions with applications for configuration, monitoring and reporting.

About the Team

Our team is part of the Web Division, which has responsibility for the technologies that power our Security Products. This team specifically focuses on Network Security and DDoS mitigation solutions. The Security Engineering team develops solutions that protect our global client base from the evolving threat landscape on the Internet, including defense platforms, telemetry data collection and analysis, tools for the Security Operations Command Center, and web applications for configuration and reporting. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in combined 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

* 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

* 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

* Contribute to maintenance and support of systems deployed in production by providing analysis, diagnostic and fixes for reported problems

Required Education and Experience:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or a related field or

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

Required Skills:
* 5 years experience with developing, deploying and supporting applications on the Linux operating system
* 5 years experience with applications and systems development in one or more languages: C/C++, Python, GO, Java, Scala, JavaScript

Desired Skills:
* Solid understanding and knowledge of IP networks and protocols

* Solid understanding of IP routing protocols, BGP specifically

* Experience in building highly available distributed systems

* Experience with GRPC and protocol buffers

* Expertise in Secure Software Design and Architecture
* Experience with secrets management, certificates, encryption and keys.

* Experience in developing high performance C/C++ network applications
* Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques, especially DDoS attacks 

* Thorough understanding of Linux OS, including internals

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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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