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Senior Software Engineer

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Akamai’s Web Engineering team is looking for an experienced software developer to simplify the management of image assets for the world’s best websites. This candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of major components of the service, and will play a key role in supporting our customers and our platform.

  • Achieving massive system scale, stability, security and operability
  • Leading issues to resolution, in collaboration with operations and support teams, bringing deep and broad system knowledge
  • Design and timely delivery of significant new product capabilities
  • Build and enhance services for managing images at scale
  • Design usable web service APIs and document their usage
  • Collaborate effectively across the organization to achieve business objectives
  • In collaboration with others, define product requirements

About the Team
Our products and services are used by the world's top e-commerce, travel, media and entertainment, financial services, and government web-sites to consistently provide high-quality web experiences that increase the overall effectiveness of our customer’s web presence.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years in a software development role 
  • 5+ years experience and skilled in languages like Java or C++
  • 5+ years experience with Linux, shell scripting in Perl, Ruby, Python, Node.js


Desired Skills

  • Strong desire to solve the problems that matter most to our customers
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTTP, HTML, CSS, image manipulations.
  • Experience with image-related technologies such as ImageMagick, Gimp, OpenCV,
  • Familiarity with popular web development frameworks
  • Experience designing REST-based web services
  • Responsible, self-disciplined, motivational, creative, confident and a quick learner.
  • Knowledge of image manipulations and image technologies used on the web
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.
  • Passion to understand, learn, and evaluate new technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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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