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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Does the opportunity to develop and produce high performance systems excite you?

Do you thrive when given the freedom to innovate?

Join our world-class Edge Technology organization

Our team is part of the User Developer Communication & Control Interfaces group within our Edge Technology organization. We help thousands of the largest enterprises around the world manage their websites and secure their transactions over the internet. Our globally distributed network can solve problems at a scale that few others can.

Help shape the future of the Internet

Our team develops globally managed services that support our internal customers by distributing configuration changes quickly and safely throughout our network. This 'behind-the-scenes' team is in charge of developing, testing and supporting this highly available system. We also serve numerous internal clients and interface with a variety of downstream systems.

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating new features from scratch, enhancing existing features and optimizing existing functionality

  • Designing and maintaining interfaces to the system and support tools

  • Working with our QA teams to develop regression tests that cover new changes to our software

  • Partnering with 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems on our network for our customers

  • Improving the testability, deployment, monitorability, and maintainability of our software

  • Analyzing and optimizing system performance

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, another related field or its equivalent

  • Display knowledge of Object-Oriented programming and test-driven development in Python

  • Have experience building scalable systems in distributed environments

  • Have experience with Linux and source control systems like Git

  • Have experience with databases, SQL, and/or distributed key-value storage solutions

  • Possess good communication skills, be self-driven, positive and an effective team player

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.