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Senior Software Engineer

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Are you looking to join a talented engineering team to tackle Akamai’s next generation Media products? Are you an experienced and self-driven individual that can help Akamai’s develop technology used by many of the world’s largest media companies for large-scale distribution of video, music, and software? Do you have a passion for networking and being part of a team of like mined individuals? If so, this position is for you!

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
* Enhancing Akamai’s network protocols and performance.
* Designing and developing highly scalable and secure software from conception through deployment.
* Working with a team of experienced engineers on a variety of client and server-side software projects.
* Analyzing performance and stability issues on Akamai’s networks.
* Working closely with your manager and other teams to ensure the success of your projects.

About the Team
You will be part of Akamai's Protocol Optimization engineering organization within the Media Division. The Media Division is responsible for the development of products related to the large-scale distribution of video, music, and software that are deployed by many of the largest media companies. This team supports customers with their over-the-top (OTT) video, live events, and streaming video optimization requirements through the operation of a global, highly-scalable platform for content ingestion and transformation, storage, and high-quality media delivery.

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet the following education and experience requirements:
* 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 8+ years of development experience in C/C++. 

* 5+ years of experience with Linux OS
* 3+ years of experience with Internet protocols such as TCP, UDP, DNS, and/or HTTP

Desired Skills
* Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* Strong communication and organizational skills
* Expertise with multi-threaded cross-platform development
* Passion to understand, learn and evaluate new technologies
* Proficiency with common scripting languages such as bash, perl, javascript, and/or python
* Solid background in writing secure code and code signing
* Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills, attention to detail

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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs 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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