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Senior Software Engineer Job at Akamai Technologies in Santa Clara, CA

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Location: Santa Clara, CA, US Posted Date: 2016-01-15 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 48825


About the Job

This position will offer the opportunity to work on software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly innovative technology solutions for our customers, driving more and more traffic on the Internet. If you want to work on technology problems that are interesting and challenging, then this is the role for you.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to design and develop innovative solutions via multi-threaded code in C or C++. This person takes pride in writing maintainable and highly reliable code. This person should be able to understand the big picture of the product and improve performance and reliability of various system resources. This person will work closely with many other internal teams inside the company and should be able to conduct design and code reviews.

About the Team

The Web Division team has responsibility for the technologies that power our Aqua Web Solutions, including Ion and Ion Mobile, all of which improve the speed, reliability, and security of web sites running on the Internet. Akamai’s Aqua Web Solutions enable our customers to grow revenue opportunities with fast, personalized web experiences. And we can help customers manage complexity from peak demand, mobile devices, and data collection. By leveraging Akamai's globally distributed Intelligent Platform, we can provide unique technology solutions that power the increasingly complex web experiences that our customers desire.


- Develop high performance software to accelerate enterprise-class applications as well as software to efficiently manage our enterprise platform.
- Design and develop software that enriches the product feature set while maintaining reliability, scalability and fault-tolerance.
- A self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
- The team relies on the abilities of all its members to develop innovative and elegant solutions.
- Work with our 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems our network for our customers.


Basic Qualifications
- Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years of software development experience.
- 3+ years of experience with C++ on Linux or a Unix based OS.
- 3+ years of experience working with Internet protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP a big plus.
- 3+ years of strong expertise with building scalable multi-threaded server applications.

Desired Qualifications

- Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.
- Experience with the complete software development life cycle, from product requirements to product architecture, design, implementation, testing, and release.
- Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Desire to work in a fast-paced, results orientated team.
- Experience with operating system internals and distributed systems, or server architectures.
- Proxy server development will be plus.
Other Information
* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: No
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

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. EEO is the Law.

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