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Senior Software Engineer- Security

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Akamai's System Communications (Syscomm) team is looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our Syscomm Security Engineering team extension in Krakow. You will work with a team of engineers responsible for developing and managing critical security authentication and authorization systems used across the Akamai platform. This team develops systems within Akamai's core Internet infrastructure, writing software that runs and secures one of the largest distributed systems in the world. Our systems encompass many areas of network security including authentication, authorization, data security, secure programming, intrusion detection, and applied cryptography.

The ideal candidate has a strong Linux background and is highly motivated to both design and develop innovative solutions using C/C++, Python, and SQL. The candidate should be familiar with secure programming concepts, possess strong networking fundamentals and has experience with network socket programming, takes pride in designing and developing maintainable and highly reliable code, and is effective supporting software as a highly available service. This person should understand the high-level picture of system integration and can solve complicated problems within that environment. The candidate will be part of implementing, designing, developing, and delivering the next generation of Akamai’s key management infrastructure (KMI), network access, and data transport technologies. The candidate must communicate effectively and interact well with other engineers of other disciplines such as DevOps, SQA, system administration, and management.

About the Team

The System Communications (SysComm) Security team is comprised engineers who develop distributed systems that support and secure Akamai's global network. Our systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly scalable core of Akamai's data security, server integrity, network access, and secure communications infrastructure. 


* Develop software that improves the security, stability, speed, and scalability of our software services
* Design, implement, and maintain both new and existing software features/interfaces
* Understand, explain, simplify, and improve complicated code bases
* Conduct code and design reviews with peers
* Interact with development, architecture, quality assurance, and support teams throughout the software lifecycle
* Work with Dev/QA teams to develop unit tests and improve system regression test coverage
* Interact with system operations and network operation engineers to troubleshoot complex problems affecting our services

Basic Qualifications

* Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.
* 5+ years of experience with Python or Perl
* 5+ years of development experience in Linux or *BSD OS environments
* 3+ years developing secure applications
* 3+ years of experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, and TLS/SSL.
* 3+ years of experience with databases and SQL
* 3+ years of expertise building scalable systems in distributed environments
* Fluency in English

Desired Qualifications

* Masters or Ph.D in Computer Science or related field with a focus on networking, distributed systems, system architecture, or security
* Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
* Extensive experience working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, results oriented environment.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Experience developing secure applications, working with security architectures/libraries, and integrating with technologies such as GPG, SSL, SSH, PKI
* Experience creating and supporting RESTful APIs and infrastructure tools and libraries

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at

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 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, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.

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