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Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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About the Job

Akamai’s System communications team is looking for a talented software engineer to join our hybrid team of engineers and operations specialists. This team will adopt, manage, and extend security systems and services that are part of Akamai’s core infrastructure and essential to the safety and security of our network. You will be responsible for designing, implementation and maintenance of critical security services written in Python, Java, Go, and C++. Are you intrigued by security systems? Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to work on technology problems that are interesting and challenging? 

Then this role is for you.

About the Team

Akamai’s Systems Communications (SysComm) is a talented cross-functional group of engineers that builds and runs the fault-tolerant and highly scalable infrastructure that supports Akamai's global network. We develop distributed systems that behind the scene support Akamai's global network. This team is responsible for providing services that Akamai applications use for secure authentication and communication, securing servers, auditing and monitoring for all Akamai's machines running across the world.


* 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.
* Experience with Python, C/C++ or Java
* 2+ years of development experience in Linux or *BSD OS environments
* 1+ years developing secure applications
* 1+ years of experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS and TLS/SSL.
* Experience with databases and SQL
* Expertise building scalable systems in distributed environments
* Fluency in English

Desired Qualifications

* Masters 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 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 unmatches 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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