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

Senior Software Engineer - Blockchain

Cambridge, United States


Jun 20, 2018 Post Date

013498 Requisition #


As a Senior Software Engineer you will 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 Software Engineer you will be responsible for:

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

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

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

  • 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

  • PhD in related field

Required Skills

  • 3+ years experience with 1 or more of the following languages—C/C++, Java, Python.

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

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

  • 1+ years experience designing, implementing and deploying a blockchain, cryptocurrency or something similar.

Desired Skills

  • Experience modifying and extending the Bitcoin core or related codebase.

  • Contribution to open source cryptocurrency projects.

  • C/C++ experience.

  • 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.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

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.