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Software Engineer II

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About the Job

Akamai is seeking dedicated Embedded Software Engineers to join our small development team responsible for developing software that runs on our white-box networking platforms. This hardware is destined for our growing cloud optimization platform consisting of over 220,000 servers in 120 countries within over 1,000 networks and carries a large proportion of the world's web traffic

About the Team

Our Network Software Engineering team is responsible for developing the software that runs our next generation white-box networking platforms that are used throughout the Akamai Platform. The team is distributed between the Poland and USA.


∗ Responsible for the embedded software that runs on Akamai’s white-box networking platforms
∗ Initial bring-up of new hardware platforms utilizing board support packages
∗ Coordinate software releases with QA team
∗ Developing, and porting software to systems based on commodity network ASICs
∗ Handle escalations from Network Operations due to software faults

Basic Qualifications

∗ 3+ years of experience coding and debugging C and C++
∗ with layer 2 networking protocols such as STP, LACP, LLDP
∗ Excellent English skills, both verbal and written
∗ Detail oriented with strong communication and organizational skills
∗ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related degree

Desired Qualifications

∗ Experience developing for ASIC SDK; initial turn-up and porting of code
∗ Embedded Linux/vxWorks and/or other RTOS development experience
∗ Knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or TCL strongly desired
∗ Familiarity with SDN concepts such as OpenFlow; Internet protocols such as BGP, HTTP
∗ Self-motivated with demonstrated skill in developing major software projects in small group environments

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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