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Senior Software Engineer Big Data Lead II

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About the Job
Big Data: work at the heart of the Internet designing and building the next generation Big Data applications. This position offers the opportunity to work on extremely large scale, distributed, Big Data applications. Be part of the engineering team that’s defining state of the art in Big Data.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated to design and develop innovative solutions using Java, Python and SQL. This engineer should take pride in writing maintainable, readable application code as well as automated test code. The candidate should be able to understand and communicate both big picture system designs as well as demonstrate competency in seeing an implementation through to completion. The candidate will work closely with other engineers and should be able to conduct design and code reviews, that will enable grooving his coding skills. A working knowledge of Big Data techniques, data science, analytics, machine learning, networking, secure computing concepts, and a basic understanding of fundamental cryptography is strongly desired.

If you want to work on technology problems that are interesting and challenging, then this is the role for you.

About the Team
The Platform Data Services team (PDS) owns and operates the Big Data systems that process, aggregate and store every Akamai network transaction for the purposes of analytics, billing, reporting, intelligence, decision support and provisioning. PDS systems currently receive over 7PB/day of data and process over 5 trillion records per day. The data applications group within PDS has responsibility for supporting the customer relationship and owning the design, development and deployment of Big Data applications. 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.
* Design and develop features utilizing Data Science, Analytics, Big Data techniques
* Create, optimize, maintain projects using Apache Spark, Cloudera Hadoop
* Extend and contribute back to Open Source projects like Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop
* Work in all stages of software engineering, from conception and design through development, testing and deployment.
* Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and secure.
* Write automated regression tests that cover new changes to our software.
* Work with our 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems our network for our customers.
* Develop skills to become an expert user of internal systems
* Provide support to other engineering groups who use our software

Basic Qualifications
* 5+ years of experience with Java, Python on Linux or a Unix based OS.
* 5+ years of experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL
* 5+ years of strong expertise with building scalable distributed systems.
* 3+ years of experience working with Apache Spark, Hadoop

Desired Qualifications
* Understand of performance indicators (throughput, latency, memory consumption)
* Deep understanding of Linux
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated.
* Experience with Kafka, ZooKeeper, Cassandra
* Experience with big data, cloud application development, analytics systems
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Experience with operating system internals and distributed systems.

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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