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Senior Software Engineer II

Performance Engineering
021359 Requisition #

About the Job:

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.


The team in Ottawa works on services that deliver high-performance web and mobile experiences, optimized for any device, network and browser - regardless of the connectivity situation. 


Akamai’s Web Experience Engineering team is looking for an experienced software developer to help build a solution which allows customers to program compute workloads across the Akamai platform.  


About the Team:

Our team is part of the Web Experience Division at Akamai.  We build products including Ion, Akamai’s flagship acceleration service aimed at web and mobile experiences.  Our project is the construction and operation of a compute framework which runs across thousands of servers on potentially billions of web requests a day.   



* Create new features from conception through release to ensure Akamai customers have an exceptional experience.

* Performing maintenance is an important part of this role and is shared across all team members. 

* Collaborate effectively across the organization to achieve business objectives

Required Education and Experience:

* 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field

* 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field


Required Skills:

* 6+ years experience in software development role

* 3+ years experience programming for Linux systems 

* 2+ years writing C, C++ or Rust programs in a professional setting


Desired Skills:

* Experience with Rust programming language would be preferred.    

* Familiarity with JavaScript or Ruby programming languages is recommended.  

* Experience building high performance daemons and services, especially with experience implementing asynchronous I/O.

* Experience with UNIX System programming. 

* Experience using Linux isolation features like seccomp, namespaces, and cgroups.

* Familiarity with continuous integration systems and programmatic testing.  

* Familiarity with UNIX tools like perf, strace.

* Good 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 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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