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

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Software Engineering

6 days ago Post Date

006370 Requisition #

About the Job

The Custom Analytics team engages in a wide variety of custom projects that delve into the vast data sets collected by Akamai’s servers to provide unique, global insights into what the data means. This position will allow you to work with Akamai’s threat, performance and internet topology data to solve customer directed problems. You will often need to quickly build prototype systems as proofs of concept and carry these projects into fully operationalized systems. The typical project will require you to develop, build, and use tools to collect, manipulate and analyze large data sets. You will have the opportunity to become a subject matter expert in a variety of data and disciplines, as well communicate your expertise and findings to internal and external customers. Our projects will stretch your knowledge and assumptions. Ample opportunities abound to give you the opportunity to learn a new subject, technology, toolset, or even a new software language. The ideal candidate will be collegial, curious, agile, and demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and apply new skills in a dynamic and often vague environment.


  • Design systems to collect and process internet scale data.

  • Develop prototype systems to collect and demonstrate the value of new data sets.

  • Take prototype systems all the way to fully operationalized and deployed software systems.

  • Focus on designing and delivering reliable, scalable, and resilient software.

  • Manage and maintain multiple Hadoop clusters to support data collection, generation, and analysis. * Communicate with internal and external customers and partners to share information and data

About the Team

Custom Analytics is a small team where agility, independence, insight, and curiosity are highly valued. We provide our customers answers to questions that span the global internet. This allows us to provide unique security, threat and networking analysis based on Akamai’s global presence.


Required Skills And Education

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

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

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

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of relevant software development experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing software in Python or Java

  • 3+ years experience with Linux/Unix environment

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver products

  • Knowledge of networking principles, including TCP/IP, SSH, SSL and HTTP protocols

Desired Skills

  • Responsible, motivated, and able to work with little supervision

  • Experience with BigData processing systems (Hadoop, Spark, HBase, etc) and principles (Map/Reduce, Stream Processing, etc)

  • Experience with other programming languages: C/C++, Perl, Scala, Shell, SQL

  • Experience developing in a full web stack

  • Container support systems such as Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes.

  • Adaptable and able to learn new techniques

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Self-driven and able to thrive on challenges

  • Network Engineering and/or Web Application Security experience

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.

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. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.