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

Performance Engineer.Senior.

Cambridge, United States

Performance Engineering

2 days ago Post Date

012527 Requisition #


Akamai is seeking a Senior Performance Engineer to analyze and monitor the performance of our DNS services and three related products. Their fast and reliable performance is crucial to the success of the company. The Internet is a complex and noisy environment, and there are no simple answers to any of the problems the team tackles. This is precisely what makes the job fun and rewarding to anyone looking for a challenge.

As a Senior Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Leveraging skills in data analysis, network diagnostics and debugging tools to characterize performance, reliability, scalability and capacity of large scale distributed systems

  • Debugging complex system issues by analyzing large scale data, system logs and query database

  • Identifying root cause of operational issues and designing tools to help predict and prevent reoccurrence

  • Defending Akamai’s DNS infrastructure from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks

  • Working closely with the team’s software engineers helping to guide the development of features necessary for the improvement of our services

  • A self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in collaboration within the team and with other teams at Akamai

About the Team

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

Required Education and Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum of 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

  • Familiarity with Linux or UNIX operating systems

  • Working knowledge of perl, python or other scripting languages

Desired Skills

  • Thorough understanding of distributed systems, network routing, Internet principles and statistical data analysis

  • Knowledge of DNS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of other network protocols and implementations (TCP/IP, UDP), routing protocols (BGP)

  • Solid oral/written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment

  • A strong work ethic and positive attitude

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.