Akamai Technologies, Inc Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Software Engineer
Cambridge, United States
Oct 12, 2018 Post Date
014659 Requisition #
About the Job
We are seeking a highly motivated Software Engineer who will work on delivering exceptional functionality to Akamai customers. The person in this role will be working on developing the next generation Security products, data analysis tools and monitoring/alerting systems.
Join a fast-paced team in Akamai’s Security Unit charged with protecting the largest brands against the unpredictable landscape of evolving botnets and malware. Bad actors might build massive botnets or new automated attack systems; you’ll help dismantle and cripple them in real, internet time.
About the Team
Our team is part of the Cloud Security organization, which has responsibility for the technologies that power Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Bot Management, Web Application Firewall and Siteshield. These provide protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with high availability.
Akamai’s global footprint of over 220,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. The team builds and extends Akamai’s highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high value web sites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in annual revenue.
• Build highly scalable automated alerting systems to detect anomalies, false positives and massive attacks.
• Develop data analysis and visualization tools which will help customers and internal support teams.
• Collaborate with other development teams, support staff and subject matter experts in all phases of development.
• Work in all application tiers from front-end to application framework to data management.
• Research, keep abreast of current malware, botnets, or other automated agent trends and provide insights for further product enhancements
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 or its equivalent or
3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or
Relevant experience and a PhD
5+ years developing web applications either in UI, server, or both:
1+ year with server-side development using Java and SQL
Familiarity with the quirks and idiosyncrasies of major browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Windows IE/Edge
Proven track record of developing and deploying substantially complex websites (ideally on par with Fortune 500 brands)
Must be articulate and able to think on their feet when engaging in group discussions
Must be able to draft well-thought and complete design documents and be ready to present them to the larger team
Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
Good understanding of browser specifics and their version histories.
Knowledge of CDN, “middleware” like NAT proxies, security gateways, or A/B testing solutions sitting in between a CDN and origin
Solid knowledge of the HTTP protocol
Experience and familiarity in web security
Exposure to mobile networks and development
Some experience developing applications in iOS or Android
Experience in building data analysis, visualization and/or alerting tools is a big plus
Social collaboration: leveraging peers in Engineering, Security Research, Service Performance, and Operations will be integral to daily success
Open to flexible schedule and availability (mostly infrequent, kept at a minimum, but serious security incidents do demand attention at odd hours)
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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs 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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.
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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.