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Senior Software Engineer - JavaScript

Software Engineering
018015 Requisition #

We are seeking a passionate, product-focused Senior Software Engineer who thrives on delivering exceptional quality and functionality to customers. The person in this role will be working on services/applications for Akamai’s Identity Cloud product line which is a Customer Identity and Access Management platform (CIAM). In this role you will work closely with the product team, engineering group and management.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be working on the design, development, documentation, testing, and troubleshooting of new and existing CIAM products. The candidate will also be able to understand the needs of the business, work with highly complex tasks, sometimes loosely defined tasks, and coalesce ambiguous or conflicting requirements.

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years software development experience and be excited to work with a number of programming languages, including Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Scala, and Go.

Responsibilities include:
● Playing a central role in delivering products and services for the Web Security Business.
● Engage with other groups, both internal and external, to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
● Work in a highly collaborative team environment developing and maintaining enterprise SaaS software
● Design and develop highly available and scalable RESTful APIs for new and existing SaaS services
● Design and develop back-end systems which are responsible for the storage,
transformation, and transport of large data sets
● Collaborate with a cross-functional team including Engineers, Testers, DevOps
Engineers, Product Owners, Project Managers, and Technical Leads
● Write and execute unit and integration tests
● Coordinate with Product Owner in assessing, defining and refining product requirements
● Provide upper-tier technical support for customer issues
● Create design specifications and demonstrate solutions with detailed documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, and charts

About the Team
Our team is part of the Web Division, which has responsibility for the technologies that power our Security Products. These include Identity Cloud, Kona Site Defender, Edge Tokenization,

Web Application Firewall and Siteshield. These provide distributed protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with on-demand scalability. Akamai’s global footprint of over 100,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. The team builds and extends Akamai’s highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high value websites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in combined annual revenue.

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
● 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or 

● 4 years relevant experience and a Master’s degree or 

● Equivalent professional experience 

Required Skills 

● At least 5 years development experience in JavaScript.
● At least 5 years experience with command-line utilities such as bash, grep, ssh, powershell, etc. 

● At least 5 years experience with version control systems such as svn, mercurial, git, etc. (we use git) 

● A minimum of 5 years of experience implementing cloud-based architectures

● A minimum of 5 years working with distributed databases

● A minimum of 5 years of experience building SOAP and/or REST web services

● A minimum of 5 years of experience / hands on with enterprise-level SaaS software concepts including services-oriented architecture, high availability, scalability, maintainability, concurrency, and distributed computing

Desired Skills
● Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 

● Experience building scalable applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

● Experience using JIRA for issue tracking 

● Experience with Agile software methodologies such as SCRUM and Kanban 

● Familiarity with the OpenID and OAuth specifications
● Familiarity with software testing concepts including unit testing, functional testing, 
regression testing, continuous integration testing, and performance testing

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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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