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Senior Software Engineer

020421 Requisition #

About the Job:

Is Big Data really big? If you want to explore this area, learn what massive data volumes mean and how internet works, join Platform Data Services team – a small group of elite software engineers that analyze, design and implement system software that brings new functionality, increased reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai’s high-performance Distributed Data platform.

About the Team:

The Platform Data Experienec “CORE” group (Collection prOcessing Reporting and tElemetry) develops and operates multiple services deployed on several Akamai private cloud networks. These services collect, process, and store data about every transaction that is executed on Akamai edge. Data owned by PDX “CORE” is being consumed for the purposes of business analytics and decisions support, customer analytics, product KPIs, Akamai’s cost structure management and Akamai’s network management. Distributed Data Collection network currently receives over 8PB of data/day and maintains a data store that processes more than 3 trillion records daily. The product development team within PDS-“CORE” has end-to-end responsibility for the design, development and deployment of the platform components that enable one of the world’s largest cloud-based data systems.

* Design, develop and rollout of Big Data systems and services
* Partner with engineering peers, system architects, QA and program managers to deliver to market mission critical data systems
* Develop new and enhance existing capabilities for Akamai customer facing reporting and data warehousing services
* Follow SW development methodology best practices
* Drive feature development from idea inception through design and testing to operational deployment
* Follow SW development methodology best practices
* Work on projects that focus on system scalability, performance and security

Basic Qualifications:

* BS in Computer Science or equivalent, MS preferred
* 7+ years of experience developing SW on Java and/Go
* 7+ years of experience with Linux and distributed systems
* 3+ years of experience with massive data systems platforms (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc) and design principles (Data Modeling, Streaming vs Batch processing, Distributed Messaging, etc)
* 3+ years of networking experience, including TCP/IP, SSH, SSL and HTTP protocols

Desired Qualifications:

* Highly responsible, motivated, able to work with little supervision
* Experience with design and development systems with elastic workloads deployed in container orchestration environment (Kubernetes)
* Experience with scripting and API's design and development
* Ability to troubleshoot complex network problems and customer issues

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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