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

Senior Software Engineer - Blockchain

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Nov 07, 2018 Post Date

013454 Requisition #


We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to be an integral part of a team working to strategically apply Blockchain technologies to new and innovative business areas, resulting in high-throughput transaction systems at global scale. If you want to work on extremely challenging technology problems of global scale, then this is the role for you!

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Software component implementation for the deployment of a global blockchain system supporting a high volume of transactions

  • Prototyping and proof-of-concept experiments to prove out design decisions

  • Designing and developing new features, optimizing and enhancing existing software functionality

  • Understanding a broad set of customer use cases and designing software features to meet system requirements

  • Rapidly becoming a subject matter expert for areas of the system, solving complex problems with minimal oversight

  • Software testing at all levels (unit, module, component, system, etc.)

  • Data analysis and visualization to test hypotheses related to system behavior

  • Working collaboratively with a cross-discipline team in a fast-paced, agile environment

About the Team

Akamai Labs is expanding its team with a mission to strategically apply blockchain technology to business requirements for a highly available, high throughput, highly secure transaction system.


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

  • 3 year of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience with at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Go, Java or Python

  • 3+ years of experience with common Internet protocols (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS)

  • 3+ years of experience working on Linux/Unix platforms

  • 3+ years of experience with relational and/or NoSQL databases

  • 3+ years of experience designing, implementing and deploying blockchains, distributed systems, real-time systems, or something similar

Desired Skills

  • Experience designing, implementing and deploying a blockchain, cryptocurrency or something similar

  • Experience with real-time computing software or hardware platforms

  • Experience modifying and extending the Bitcoin core or related codebase

  • Contribution to open source cryptocurrency projects

  • Expertise in cryptography, especially the mathematics behind cryptocurrency

  • Experience in banking and financial transactions

  • Site reliability engineering and/or related work including service performance

  • Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems

  • Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code

  • Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision

  • Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment

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.