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

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

5 days ago Post Date

009869 Requisition #

About the Job

Do you like to solve problems that few people have encountered before?

Are you energized by asynchronous technical challenges that come at great velocity and scale?

Do you like your work to matter in a way that directly impacts customers?

Our certificate platform helps our clients handle hundreds of billions of dollars in e-commerce transactions and the technical challenges have two unique dimensions: The problems are often non-obvious and the on-the-fly solutions need to be designed in such a way that they can become automated responses to future events with the same signatures. The problems you solve today become preemptive patches that keep the world's biggest e-commerce players secure.

Join the world’s leader in connecting the increasingly mobile world. Akamai is coupling its core technological strengths with recent strategic acquisitions to dominate the developing mobile landscape.

We are seeking a passionate, product-focused developer who thrives on delivering exceptional results and delighting customers. The person in this role will be joining the team working on our tools for managing sensitive customer data and certificates which make our network what it is. Engineers who work in our portal utilize the core technologies of Akamai to present services, products, and solutions to customers.

About the Team

Our team is part of the Web Performance Engineering organization, which has responsibility for the technologies that power our Certificate provisioning and management tools. These products enable the security of our customers’ web sites and APIs.


  • This software engineer will play a major role in enhancing and rebuilding our tools which manage SSL certificates in the deployed network. The team has produced a whole new infrastructure, and integrated with many other internal Akamai systems.

  • The certificate management tools are critical infrastructure for the business, and highly visible to other teams in Web Performance, Media, and Security Bus.

  • You will work in a highly cross-functional capacity, partnering with product management, quality assurance, technical writers, and service delivery professionals.

  • The initial application work will involve working with the team to understand the workflows being implemented, coding in Java and Python, building an enterprise-class application.

  • There is lots of follow-on work, in other applications which fill out the management framework, as well as reporting, big-data mining, and generally improving the functionality of our tools.

  • Leadership skills are important; a candidate who is interested will have opportunities to steer the direction of these projects, and have substantial influence on our business.

  • You will participate in the design, development, testing and deployment of management, reporting and alerting functions for mobile and other Site products.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

  • 5+ years of Web Application and Services Development experience using Java Enterprise Edition.

  • 2+ years of experience Deploying and Supporting Applications on the Linux or UNIX operating system.

  • 2+ years of experience developing database-backed applications using Oracle or equivalent Enterprise class database.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Java, Spring, Hibernate, Ajax, JUnit, Struts2, XML, JavaScript

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl or Unix Shell Scripts.

  • Experience working with Internet protocols and concepts (IP, TCP, SSL / TLS, HTTP, DNS).

  • Experience developing Python applications.

  • Experience with REST APIs

  • Experience with Mobile technologies and challenges.

  • Experience planning and leading software development projects.

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.

  • Passion to understand, learn, and evaluate new technologies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.