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Senior Software Engineer - Python

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Engineering
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021236 Requisition #
Overview
Akamai Technologies is looking for a highly motivated Senior Software Engineer with a keen interest in developing new features and improving existing features that leverage the capabilities of Akamai's intelligent content distribution platform as part of our Media Delivery Engineering team. This demanding but rewarding role entails feature development using Akamai's own metadata language and Python. Akamai delivery features are expected to scale to billions of connected devices worldwide supporting live and on-demand streaming, software and game downloads, and other contents for companies that make up the world's largest Internet properties.

Suitable candidates will be thought leaders in designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining highly modular and stable product solutions throughout an agile software development life cycle, with great focus on quality through test driven development and automation. All Akamai products require 100% availability and uptime during software, storage and schema deployment cycles. Working with Quality Assurance and supporting Operations in preparing and executing deployments are also key elements of the role.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:
* Providing thought leadership in terms of designing, implementing, testing, deploying, monitoring and maintaining solutions platform
* Identifying and implementing new solutions that improve system performance and stability
* Working with the Product Architect team architects to refine requirements and to ensure that component designs are clear and accurate
* Recognizing risks in proposed solutions that expose customers to potential performance and stability issues
* Bringing your own new experiences to improve upon software development life cycle and release management processes

Education and Experience
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related technical field or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science or related technical field

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience programming in Python
* 5+ years of experience on Linux or a Unix-based OS
* 2+ years of recent experience with CI/CD and associated tools and techniques
* 2+ years of experience with distributed and scalable systems (cloud services, noSQL databases)

Desired Skills
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Strong organizational and analytical skills
* Experience with Internet protocols including HTTP and TCP/IP
* Attention to detail and problem solving / troubleshooting skills
* Self-motivated team player with a great can-do attitude
* Previous CDN or Media Streaming experience

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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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