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

Would creating the "secret sauce" at a leading technology organization excite you?

Do you enjoy problem-solving and implementing solutions?

Work with industry leading software technology

Our Mapping Engineering team writes the software that directs traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. We manage our customers' internet information flows with industry-leading performance and reliability while ensuring stability and fairness using cutting-edge control system software.

Shape the future of the internet

As Senior Software Engineer, you'll design and implement algorithms that steer large quantities of internet traffic. Each refinement to these software components has the potential to affect the internet experience of millions of people. You will gain an insider’s view to our CDN and the internet as a whole.

As a Senior Software Engineer II, you will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing, designing, and implementing systems software that brings newfunctionality, accuracy, and increased reliability to our mapping system.

  • Evolving complex algorithms to best allocate bandwidth used by our Mapping System

  • Improving the ability of our software systems for testing, deployment, monitoring and maintenance

  • Becoming a subject matter expert for our systems, explaining and improving our software, and assisting with troubleshooting

  • Measuring and assessing the effects of the code of our global control systems

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Demonstrate solid experience with C/C , or similar object-oriented language

  • Show familiarity with Linux operating system

  • Demonstrate openness and flexibility to constantly learn new technologies

  • Enjoy collaborating with team members to solve complex problems

  • Demonstrate a deep mathematical or algorithmic ability

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.