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Senior Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Job

This Senior Software Engineer position is a highly technical position that requires an engineer with great technical skills, creativity and a knack for solving challenging issues. You will be involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of a critical configuration management system written in Python. That system is essential for Akamai’s content delivery network and is used 24/7 across the world. If you are excited by being the technical go-to engineer, this is the job for you.

About the Team

Akamai's System Communications team is building the new hybrid team of software engineers and operations specialists. This team will adopt and extend the configuration system used by hundreds of internal Akamai users on a 24/7 basis. The team will be responsible for developing features of this system, enhancing the performance, controlling resource usage and helping internal users with building applications using the system.
The team is part of the global System Communications team, which develops and maintain the distributed systems that support Akamai's global network. In general, these systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly scalable core of Akamai's configuration and health monitoring systems.


* Create new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimise existing functionality
* Work in all stages of software engineering, from concept and design through testing and deployment.
* Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and more secure.
* Work to understand, explain and improve complicated code bases.
* Work with our QA teams to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to our software.
* Work with our 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems of our network

Basic Qualifications

* 5+ years of experience as a professional software engineer.
* 2+ years of experience with Python/C++/Java and Databases/SQL.
* 2+ years of experience developing software in a Linux or Unix environment.
* 2+ years of strong expertise with building highly available systems.

Nice-to-have Qualifications

*Experience with PostgreSQL.
*Experience with Apache.
*Experience with Internet protocols including TCP/IP.

Desired Qualifications

* Masters in Computer Science or related field.
* Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Experience with operating system internals and distributed systems, or server architectures.

We offer:

*Flexible working hours
*Attractive benefits
*Possibility of working with the smartest people in the industry on international projects
*Technical challenges that will help you to grow constantly
*Influence on the used technologies and work organization


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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