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Senior Software Engineer - Media Delivery

Software Engineering
017301 Requisition #

Want to shape the future of edge computing? Ready to make an impact working with the team that powers the Edge? If so, this could be the job for you! Apply today.

Akamai’s Media Delivery team is looking for an enthusiastic and highly versatile software engineer to work on the Edge servers that form the backbone of the Akamai Intelligent Platform. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with software that powers one of the largest cloud networks in the world. We are looking for an engineer who loves writing code, has strong desire to learn and lead new technologies and wants to collaborate with a team that is committed to delivering high impact software at scale.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will:
* Focus on design, development and maintenance of highly scalable software that runs on the Akamai Edge Servers. This software is used by almost all Akamai customers, giving you the opportunity to work on high impact projects that affect Akamai’s bottom-line revenue.
* Find the work highly technical and rewarding, as the challenge lies in the sheer scale at which Akamai operates.
* Work with programming languages such as C/C++ and Python/Perl.
* Lead new feature development and projects for our Media customers.
* Work with groups within Akamai to solve customer issues and handle escalations.
* Participate in design reviews and drive requirements for more robust and cost-effective solutions.

About the Team
The candidate will be part of the highly skilled Media Delivery team that's responsible for the software that runs on Akamai's world-wide Intelligent platform, which is one of the largest distributed systems in the world.

The Media division is responsible for developing Akamai’s Live/On-demand OTT (Over-the-Top) solutions as well as for the software used to deliver, download, store, and manage digital media and other web content via the Akamai network. Due to the unmatched scale and video streaming quality of the Akamai network, almost all of large-scale broadcasters, film distributors as well as sports broadcasters use this platform to reach millions of end users throughout the world. The group is directly responsible for developing software which streams almost all of the biggest online events including World Cup Soccer, Indian Premier League, Olympics, March Madness, Super Bowl, and other major sporting and entertainment events.

Required Education and Experience:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree or

Basic Qualifications
* 5+ years experience programming with C/C++
* 5+ years experience with multi-threaded systems on Linux or other Unix-like flavors.
* 3+ years' experience with protocols, particularly HTTP and TCP/IP, DNS and SSL.

Desired Qualifications
* Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and libraries.
* Proven track record of working on high quality code that needs knowledge of interaction with different subsystems such as memory manager, file system, and networking.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or Perl.
* Knowledge of Streaming Media Technologies like HLS and MPEG-DASH.
* Knowledge of Distributed systems.

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

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