Akamai Technologies, Inc UI Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

UI Engineer

Cambridge, United States


Sep 25, 2018 Post Date

014512 Requisition #

About the Job

We're looking for a world class User Interface Engineer with the ability to design and develop information-rich user interfaces for complex domains in a fast-pasted environment for all the applications for the Security Organization at Akamai Technologies Inc. You will be involved in every step of the development process to ensure a highly interactive, useful and usable web-based and mobile product – from developing and articulating requirements and product visions, through conceptualization, documenting, communicating your design work, and implementation.

About the Team

Our software underpins the Security Organization and its portfolio of solutions that constitute Akamai’s Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Kona DDoS Defender, Bot Manager, Web Application Protector and Site Shield. These provide distributed protection from both DDoS and application-specific web attacks with on-demand scalability.

Akamai’s global footprint of over 100,000 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.


The ideal individual for this position is creative, self-directed, a team player, and passionate about a great user experience. The User Interface Engineer will be web user experience/user interaction expert who is aware of market trends and current web application technologies and practices. They will be proficient in engineering with UI technologies like JavaScript, HTML5, Angular and a creative problem solver who is passionate about the best quality UI. This UI developer would work with our architects, the User Experience (UX) team, and various development teams to come up with useable and innovative interfaces to serve our customers

  • Contribute, innovate, and be driven about bringing usability and aesthetics to the products.

  • Work closely with product managers, UX designers, back-end and test engineers to implement elegant and easy to use front-end solutions

  • Embrace and promote best practices in order to create maintainable, high performance web applications.

  • Must be able to work with multidisciplinary groups of peers on many projects.

  • Maintain and extend existing product UI.


Required Education and Experience

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

  • 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • 6 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a PhD or

  • 10 years of relevant work experience

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience as a Senior Software Developer

  • 5+ years experience with web technologies (e.g. JavaScript, Angular, HTML5, CSS, Representational State Transfer (REST), JSON)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing rich JavaScript web applications and reusable UI components

  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks like Angular or similar libraries is a plus.

  • Knowledge of client-side tooling such as NodeJS, NPM, Webpack, Browserify, Gulp

  • Demonstrated ability to unit test client-side code (e.g. Karma, Jasmine)

  • Cross-browser development experience with JavaScript and CSS (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of user interface and information design processes and methodology

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills

  • Portfolio of designs, explaining your approach and problems solved

  • Prior experience with networking/security related products is a plus

  • Ability to work with stakeholders from different departments with different perspectives and considerations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills; ability to organize and present information on screen and verbally with a team.

  • Ability to create simple, clear and elegant user experience for complex applications to increase communication efficiency and enhance user experience.

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.