Akamai Technologies, Inc Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Oct 29, 2018 Post Date

014798 Requisition #


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.

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

* 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

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.

Required Education and Experience:

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

  • Relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • Relevant experience and a Master’s degree

Required Skills:

  • 1+ years developing web applications either in UI, server, or both:

  • 1+ year with JavaScript based UI frameworks such as Angular, React etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral

  • 1+ year with server-side development using Java and SQL

  • 1+ years of experience in UI development for web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

  • Familiarity with the quirks and idiosyncrasies of major browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Windows IE/Edge

  • UI (JavaScript, Ajax, JSON-based REST APIs, Angular/React), back end and database experience (Java, SQL, Hibernate, Spring, Ruby, or Python)

  • 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

  • Knowledge of mobile networks and their potential optimizations for HTML content, JavaScript, cookie handling, etc.

  • Team player:

  • Must be articulate and able to think on their feet when engaging in group discussions

  • 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.