Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Software Engineer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer II


Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

Jun 12, 2018 Post Date

012336 Requisition #


Akamai is seeking a Senior Software Engineer II to design and develop its next generation products used to manage Internet traffic and DNS records. The day-to-day work of the team encompasses the full engineering cycle: problem formulation, data collection, analysis, algorithm design, code specification, implementation, and evaluation for performance and correctness. The Internet is a complex and noisy environment, and there are no simple answers to the problems the team tackles. This is precisely what makes the job fun and rewarding to anyone seeking a challenge. The job requires someone who is self-reliant, has an excellent work ethic, and a combination of strong coding and design skills.


As part of this team, you will analyze, design and implement system software that brings new functionality, better accuracy, increased reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai's products. The team relies on the abilities of all its members to develop innovative and elegant solutions in a highly dynamic environment. You must be able to work collaboratively within your small team and with other teams at Akamai, placing an emphasis on excellent written and verbal communication.

About the Team

The team handles all engineering aspects of our DNS service product and of a highly configurable system used by customers to manage Internet traffic. The team is part of Mapping Engineering, the group responsible for the software that directs traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. This code represents Akamai's 'secret sauce', allowing us to manage our customers' Internet information flows with industry-leading performance and reliability.


Applicants must meet the following education and experience requirements:

● 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar discipline

Required Skills

● Minimum 8 years of professional programming experience or equivalent

● Minimum 8 years of programming in C/C++ or similar language

A Master's or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or similar discipline is equivalent to 2 or 5 years of work and programming experience, respectively.

Desired Skills

The applicant should possess at least two of the following skills:

● Knowledge of perl or other scripting language

● Knowledge of python or Objective C

● Knowledge of DNS

● Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems

● Familiarity with Linux or UNIX operating systems

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.