Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Network Operations

May 18, 2017 Post Date

008827 Requisition #

The day-to-day work of the team encompasses the full engineering cycle: problem formulation, data collection, analysis, algorithm design, code specification, implementation, and evaluation for performance and correctness. The Internet is a complex and noisy environment, and there are no simple answers to the problems the team tackles. This is precisely what makes the job fun and rewarding to anyone seeking a challenge. The job requires a combination of strong coding skills and strong design skills.

As a Software Engineer II you will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing, design and implement system software that brings new functionality, better accuracy, increased reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai's mapping system.

  • The team relies on the abilities of all its members to develop innovative and elegant solutions.

  • You must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • You must be able to work collaboratively within the team and with other teams at Akamai.

About the team:

The Mapping Engineering group writes the software that directs traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. This code represents Akamai's 'secret sauce', allowing us to manage our customers' Internet information flows with industry-leading performance and reliability.

Required Education and Experience

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

  • 5+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or

  • 3+ Relevant experience and a Master’s degree or PhD or

  • Relevant Professional Experience

Required Skills

  • Minimum 2years of professional programming experience or equivalent.

  • Minimum 2 years of programming in C/C+Desired Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Knowledge of Perl and/or Python.

  • Familiarity with Linux or UNIX operating systems.

  • Strong design skills and an ability to tackle abstract, ill-defined problems.

  • Ability to work in a small-team environment.

  • A strong work ethic and positive attitude.

  • Is a Security Clearance Required: No

  • Is relocation available for this position: No

  • Is US Citizenship required: No

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.

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 atwww.akamai.com/careers.

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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

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.