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Akamai Technologies, Inc Principal Cloud Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Principal Cloud Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Aug 07, 2019 Post Date

015956 Requisition #

About the Job

The Enterprise Security space is thriving and Akamai is leading the way in exciting new spaces! We are looking for a Principal System Software Engineer to help continue to drive Akamai’s Zero Trust platform as the world wide leader. You will be crucial in the architecture and development of new best-in-class security features while simultaneously leveraging your expert knowledge in distributed systems on Akamai’s planetary scale network to reach Enterprises, applications, and users around the world.


·Architect and develop critical, robust, fault-tolerant, and scalable functionality and services driven by our customer’s performance and security needs.

·Leverage your experience in highly distributed systems along with industry experts at Akamai to develop said features and capabilities such that they run at scale on Akamai’s global platform.

·Use your knowledge of best-practice security measures to influence design choices.

·Mentor junior members on the team to help grow the overall capabilities of the group.

·Implement rapid prototypes to bring products to market quickly to meet our customer’s needs.

·Effectively communicate and document your designs, implementation, and test plans within the team and across the company at large.

About the Team

Akamai's Enterprise Division is a dynamic group responsible for developing world class Enterprise Security, Identity, and Application Access products to enable customer Enterprise IT and Security teams. These solutions provide fast and reliable enterprise application access and help mitigate endpoint malware and phishing attempts in order to provide safer, easier, and faster security transformations. Ultimately, our goal is to secure, protect, and accelerate all Enterprise communications as a cloud gateway service. The division consists of our world class CTO Research and Development group, a vast engineering organization filled with experts in security and distributed systems, a robust product management organization, sales and technical pre-sales, product marketing, business development, and product support. Additionally, we work closely with several other groups within Akamai as well as a network of security and performance based partnerships and channels.


Required Education and Experience

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

·12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar Engineering, Scientific, or Mathematical field or

·8 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science or similar Engineering, Scientific, or Mathematical field or

·5 years of relevant experience and a PhD in Computer Science or similar Engineering, Scientific, or Mathematical field.

Required Skills

·10+ years of experience programming in C or C++.

·8+ years of experience with multi-threaded design.

·8+ years of experience with software development on Linux or POSIX/OpenGroup based systems.

·8+ years of experience with common Internet protocols (TCP/IP, TLS/SSL, HTTP, DNS, ARP, etc.).

·5+ years of experience developing highly distributed systems.

Desired Skills

·Experience with Docker containers and container orchestration systems (Kubernetes, Swarm, etc.) ·Experience developing network applications in GoLang.

·Experience with Python.

·Experience with JavaScript.

·Self driven with experience leading architecture.

·Ability to reason about and troubleshoot complex systems.

·Familiarity with test frameworks and test automation.

·Desire to work in a fast-paced, results oriented team.

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·Understanding of Agile software methodology.

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, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @AkamaiCareers onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.

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

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Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength 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.