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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 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.