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Sr. Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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Akamai is the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, delivering 95 exabytes of data a year across billions of devices. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've used Akamai's cloud delivery platform. At the heart of that platform is a set of systems that provide security, metadata delivery, communications, and infrastructure services for the entire Akamai network. Our users rely on our scalable and secure platform offerings to quickly deploy and monitor apps and services which are the foundation of Akamai’s products. 

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our team. We need versatile and creative engineers who can solve problems at all levels of the software stack, are interested in applying fresh ideas, and keep a keen eye towards leveraging existing cloud-native, open source, and public cloud applications. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge, ingenuity, and skill to help us design and build next generation security, communications, safety, and platform/infrastructure as a service systems at the core of Akamai’s globally distributed network.


* Design and develop new features, optimize and enhance existing software functionality

* Understand broad sets of use cases, building the right APIs and features to support them.

* Improve the testability, deployment, monitorability, and maintainability of our software

* Become a subject matter expert for our systems with an ability to explain and improve complicated code bases and assist with troubleshooting complex problems

* Help make Akamai systems faster, more scalable, reliable, and secure

About the Team

Part of our Platform Engineering organization, Akamai’s System Communications (SysComm) team is in charge of developing distributed systems and platform infrastructure services to support Akamai's global network powered by over 250,000 servers. These systems operate behind the scenes to secure our network, help product teams bring their latest ideas to market, and provide the fault-tolerant and highly-scalable core of Akamai's communications, configuration, and monitoring systems.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements: 

* 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or

* 3+ years and a Master's degree; or

* PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills

* 5+ years of Experience in C/C++, Python and/or Go.

* 5+ years of Experience with Linux.

* 5+ years of Experience with common Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, and TLS/SSL.

* 5+ years of expertise with building scalable servers or distributed systems.

* 3+ years developing secure applications leveraging cryptographic libraries like OpenSSL, libsodium, etc.

* 3+ years of experience with databases and SQL.


Desired Skills

* MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related field.
* Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
* Self-motivated, highly responsible, able to work with little supervision.
* Experience building scalable, production-grade distributed systems.
* Experience with databases, SQL, and/or distributed key-value storage   solutions.
* Experience with orchestration, virtualization, and containerization technologies   such as Kubernetes and Docker.

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 @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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