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Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Software Engineer - Mapping in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer - Mapping

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Feb 11, 2019 Post Date

016034 Requisition #

Akamai is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to design and develop components of its next generation mapping system. The day-to-day work of the team encompasses the full engineering cycle: problem formulation, data collection, analysis, algorithm design, code specification, implementation, and evaluation for performance and correctness. The Internet is a complex and noisy environment, and there are no simple answers to the problems the team tackles. This is precisely what makes the job fun and rewarding to anyone seeking a challenge. The job requires someone who is self-reliant, has an excellent work ethic, and a combination of strong coding and design skills.

About the Team

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


As part of this team, you will analyze, design and implement system software that brings new functionality, better accuracy, increased reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai's mapping system. The team relies on the abilities of all its members to develop innovative and elegant solutions in a highly dynamic environment. You must be able to work collaboratively within your small team and with other teams at Akamai, placing an emphasis on excellent written and verbal communication.

Required Education and Experience

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

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

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field or

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in C/C++ or similar object-oriented language

Desired Skills

  • Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems

  • Familiarity with Linux operating system

  • Knowledge of scripting (e.g. perl, python, shell)

  • Familiarity with Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, SNMP

  • Experience with network monitoring

  • Comfort learning any of the above (this is key!)

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

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please clickhere.

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.

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