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Senior Software Engineer - Python

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This position will offer the opportunity to be part of the highly motivated team that works on software running on one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly innovative security products for the Internet scale, making our products more reliable, secure and faster.

The team works on a product for detecting API abuse for web and mobile APIs.
The role involves understanding the current software stack used for detecting API abuse on web and mobile platforms. The team deals with a very wide range of tools and components. The primary role involves working on the Python based backend and getting a clear understanding of the current system architecture. The candidate would work on new feature additions, adding new threat detection techniques, working on resolving customer issues.

The ideal candidate must have a background in web API development, scaling web Apis and testing Apis. The candidate will need to partner and work closely with QA team.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will:
* Work on projects that improve out bot detection products making Akamai a leader in bot detection.
* Create new features/products from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality, from conception and design through testing and deployment.
* Work on development QA and system QA to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to software.
* Work with our level 3 support to troubleshooting complex problems or any customer issues.
* Work on data analysis for web and mobile platforms.
* Work on making improvements to client side components like Javascripts on need basis

About the Team
Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers and delivers somewhere between 15% to 30% of Internet traffic on any given day. Our team is part of the Security organization which is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our Bot Manager product is designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large account takeover attempts. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions daily and handles petabytes of data every day. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.

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

Required Skills:
* 5+ years of overall software development experience
* 3+ years of experience with web API development.
* 3+ years of experience with using Python for web development.
* 3+ years of experience with unit and functional testing

Desired Skills:
* Understanding of AWS
* Proven ability to develop software with high quality under tight schedules
* Design with best possible architectures and write clean well structured code
* Drive for product quality and attention to detail
* The ability to manage and prioritize own workload effectively
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
* Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
* Experience with the complete software development life cycle
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Security domain knowledge
* Data Science, Machine Learning, Math and Statistics.

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 @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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