Akamai Technologies, Inc Software Engineer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software Engineer II

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Dec 13, 2018 Post Date

015149 Requisition #

Overview

Akamai's System Communications team is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join the Metadata development team. You will be involved with the design, implementation and maintenance of a critical configuration management system that is essential for Akamai’s content distribution network.

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for the following :

  • Creating new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality,from conception and design through testing and deployment.

  • Work on projects that make our systems more stable, scalable, faster and secure

  • Work to understand, explain and improve complicated code bases

  • Design and maintain interfaces to the system and support tools

  • Working with our development QA and system QA teams to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to our software.

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

About the Team

System Communications Metadata Team comprises a team of over 20 engineers who develop distributed systems that support Akamai's global network. These systems operate behind the scenes to provide the fault-tolerant and highly-scalable core of Akamai's configuration and health monitoring systems.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or

  • An advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of experience in server-side or UI development and/or QA engineering

  • 2+ years of experience with Python, C/C++, or Java on Linux or a Unix based OS

  • 2+ years of experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, and TLS/SSL

  • 1+ years of experience building scalable systems in distributed environments

  • 1+ year of experience with web technologies such as Javascript, HTML5, CSS, Representational State Transfer (REST) and JSON.

  • Experience or interest in developing rich Javascript web applications and reusable UI components.

Desired Skills

  • Education: Masters or Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field with a focus on networking, distributed systems, system architecture, etc. Or Equivalent professional experience.

  • 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.

  • Experience with API design.

  • Experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS.

  • Experience with SQL is preferred; familiarity with NoSQL database systems is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Perl and Linux shell scripts is also a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Experience with databases and SQL

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, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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.