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Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Job

Come join the team building the next generation of Akamai’s global platform. Akamai's Platform Cloud Services team is looking for a talented Software Engineer to develop and support our internal Application Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Database as a Service (DBaaS). Our users rely on our secure, distributed platform to quickly deploy and monitor their apps and services that are the foundation of Akamai’s global network. We need engineers who can solve problems at all levels of the software stack, from debugging network issues, to integrating open source distributed system projects, to supporting our users with cutting-edge browser technologies. We solve unique challenges every day as we work to add new features, improve the safety and security of Akamai’s network, and provide the best user experience for our customers.

About the Team

System Communications is a team of engineers who develop distributed systems that support Akamai's global network. These systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly-scalable core of Akamai's configuration and health monitoring systems.

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
Requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 2 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills

* 1+ years experience working with Internet protocols including HTTP, TLS, and DNS
* 1+ years experience with programming in Java or Python
* 1+ years development experience on Linux/ Unix platforms

Desired Qualifications

* Masters in Computer Science or related field with a focus on networking, distributed systems or system architecture
* Expertise with building scalable servers or distributed systems
* Experience with virtualization technologies such as Docker, LXC, and virtual machines highly preferred.
* Experience with database technologies and concepts such as Apache Cassandra, NoSQL, and PostgreSQL.
* Familiarity with Kafka, etcd, and other open source distributed systems preferred but not required.
* Familiarity with Angular, CSS, NodeJS, WSGI, and Apache WebServer preferred but not required.
* 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 at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.

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

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