Akamai Technologies, Inc. Intern- Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Intern- Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States


1 day ago Post Date

012471 Requisition #


Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

About the Intern Program:

The Akamai Summer Internship Program is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their skills,

gain valuable experience, and contribute to the organization in a meaningful way. Internships are project-

based and focus on real business challenges important to Akamai’s continued success. Program participants will be encouraged to be proactive members on their team, taking on a comfortable level of

responsibility, and challenged to think critically and creatively.

In addition to your day-to-day responsibilities, program participants will be invited to a variety of formal

and informal trainings, interact frequently with company leadership, and attend social events. Akamai is

committed to your professional development and you will receive ongoing formal and informal feedback

throughout your summer experience.

About the Job:

The position will foremost be a learning experience, and the accepted applicant will be mentored in many aspects of their responsibilities. This is a software development position; the applicant can expect to spend most of their time actively learning, developing and supporting software in an agile software development environment. We have a lot of different projects that will be chosen and tailored to specific abilities of the selected applicant.

About Team:

We are a small team of developers (2-4 people) focused on high quality, high performance SSL management software, that we use to provision our globally distributed, best-in-class Secure CDN services.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Learn high level view of our system & software and modify it’s working configuration

  • Improve the coverage, complexity, and reliability of our automated regressive testing

  • Learn and improve critical customer use cases as implemented in our GUIs and APIs

  • Improve the design and debug ability of our workflow and certificate management processes

  • Learn hands on skills including potentially Java, JEE, SQL, REST, RAML, Spring, SSL, PKI, and other tools and techniques of Agile teams.

  • Gain valuable general software engineering experience


  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science or related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship.

  • 1+ year(s) experience with Java

  • 1+ year(s) experience with Perl, or other scripting languages.

  • Familiarity with some web development technologies and/or RESTful APIs

  • experience with at least one multi-month team-based software development project – either in class work, internships, or personal projects

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.