Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Are you interested in leading innovation into new security product areas?
Do you enjoy thinking fast, taking risks and going against the status-quo?
Join our highly skilled Security Engineering team
Our team is part of the Security Technology Group, responsible for developing products and platforms focused on security. We build unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions and handle petabytes of data every day.
Help us shape the future of Web Security
In this role, you'll have the unique opportunity to explore and envision new product opportunities. By partnering with like-minded engineers, you'll test concepts with customers and rapidly prototype proof of concepts. You'll then deploy those prototypes onto the Akamai edge and prove them out in customer trials.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:
Collaborating with Product Managers to envision new security product ideas and opportunities
Extracting data insights from our Big Data platform and marshaling those insights into new product ideas
Building rapid software proof of concepts that work on our Edge Platform to test new product ideas
Participating in customer discussions to confirm value proposition of new ideas
Working with larger software engineering teams to scale proven ideas into full-fledged large-scale products
Do what you love
To be successful in this role you will:
Have 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, another related field or its equivalent
Be capable and willing to work in any of the following programming languages: Java, C/C or Python
Be familiar with SQL and other relational databases
Have experience building Big Data pipelines using Airflow, Hive, Spark or Redshift
Demonstrate the ability to manage deadlines and adapt to changing product requirements
Be a collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills and experience working with executive level stakeholders
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 too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:
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 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.
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.
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.