Akamai Technologies, Inc. Software Engineer II in Reston, Virginia

Software Engineer II

Reston, United States

Software Engineering

Jul 02, 2018 Post Date

013607 Requisition #


We are looking for a Ruby on Rails Software Engineer to join our Custom Government Engineering team. You will help design, implement, automate, and support our single-sign-on (SSO) solution for public sector customers. You will work closely with other software engineers to aid in both green-field development and in bringing the solution up to enterprise-level industry standards. This is a highly impactful and exciting project that is mission critical to departments within the DoD.In addition to the SSO project, you will contribute to the design and development of the Portal, a customer control user interface, for the public sector platform of networks. You will also help to guide our development, automation, and testing mechanisms as they interact with our release process and to support our Operations team with any related troubleshooting.


  • Be a self-starter who communicates and coordinates well with peers.

*Participate in the architecture, design, development, testing, implementation, maintenance, and support of complex solutions.

  • Develop operationalized software that integrates into Akamai’s suite of monitoring and service management.

  • Work with the rest of the Portal team to improve current functionality and bring new features to market in a Ruby on Rails environment.

  • Continue to evolve the web server platform to meeting scaling, security, and compliance needs.

  • Write and maintain strong unit, functional, and integration tests to be automated on a Jenkins instance.

  • Assist with code reviews and other elements of Rails best practices.

About the Team

The Custom Government team works with breadth and depth across Akamai’s technology stack to deliver a rich and wide set of customized solutions for our Public Sector customers. We collaborate, build, and operate world-class Enterprise Application Delivery Networks for the Public Sector and make them fast, reliable, and secure.


Required Education and Experience

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

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or

  • Relevant experience and a Master’s degree

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of Ruby on Rails experience including unit testing/test driven development (Rails 4.x or 5.x)

  • 2+ years general programming (Ruby, Python, Javascript, Perl, Java, C/C++, etc)

  • 2+ years working with Linux systems

  • 2+ years Unix Shell scripting

Desired Qualifications

  • Rails/Webapp Administration (Apache/Nginx, Puma/Passenger/Thin)

  • Experience with developing and supporting SaaS applications

  • Linux system administration

  • Understanding of networking protocols

  • Public sector experience

  • Agile project management tools (JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, etc.)

  • Git/Bitbucket or an equivalent source control system experience

  • Postgresql or equivalent database experience

  • Understanding of SSO/SAML fundamentals

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance

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.