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Software Engineer - Python

017481 Requisition #
About the Job
This Software Engineer position is a highly technical position that requires an engineer with technical skills, creativity and a knack for solving challenging issues. You will be involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of a critical configuration distribution system written in Python. That system is essential for Akamai’s content delivery network and is used 24/7 across the world. If you are excited by being the technical go-to engineer, this is the job for you.

About the Team
Akamai's System Communications team (Syscomm) is building the new hybrid team of software engineers and operations specialists. This team develops and maintains the Akamai metadata configuration system used by hundreds of internal Akamai users on a 24/7 basis. The team is responsible for developing features of this system, improving the performance, controlling resource usage and helping internal users with building applications using the system. Syscomm develops and maintains the distributed systems that support Akamai's global network. These systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly scalable and available core of Akamai's configuration and health monitoring systems.

* Create new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimise existing functionality
* Work in all stages of software engineering, from concept and design through testing, documenting and deployment
* Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and more secure
* Work with our QA teams to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to our software

Basic Qualifications
* 2+ years of experience as a professional Python software engineer
* Experience developing software in a Linux environment

Nice-to-have Qualifications
*Experience with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP
*Experience with Databases/SQL/PostgreSQL
*Experience with data-serialization formats: XML, JSON
*Experience with building highly available distributed systems

Desired Qualifications
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
* Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
* Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-motivated
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We offer:
*Flexible working hours
*Attractive benefits
*Possibility of working with the smartest people in the industry on international projects
*Technical challenges that will help you to grow constantly
*Influence on the used technologies and work organization

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 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

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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