Akamai Technologies, Inc. Software Engineer. Senior in Santa Clara, California

Software Engineer. Senior


Santa Clara, United States

Software Engineering

2 days ago Post Date

012831 Requisition #

About the Job

This position will offer the opportunity to be part of the highly motivated team that works 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 security products for the Internet scale, making our products more reliable, secure and faster.

The role involves understanding the current software stack used for detecting API abuse on web and mobile web platforms. The team deals with a very wide range of tools and components. The primary role involves working on the Python based back-end component of the platform and getting a clear understanding of the current system architecture. Additionally (and ideally) if the candidate has experience, the role involves participating and improving client side components like JavaScript(Web) as well as IOS, Android mobile SDKs for Native Apps. The candidate would work on new feature additions as well as fixing issues.

The role also involves working on data analysis for any customer issues. The candidate will partner with many other teams inside the company such as the Threat Research, Data Science, Distributed Data Collection, Stability, QA, and many other teams.

About the Team

Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers and delivers somewhere between 15% to 30% of Internet traffic on any given day.Our team is part of the Security organization which is responsible for design and development of technology that helps customers to protect their web sites and secure the transactions over the web. Our Bot Manager product is designed to provide superior cloud computing security, prevent data theft and downtime and mitigate large account takeover attempts

In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions daily and handles petabytes of data every day. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach. By leveraging our deployment of servers around the world, we can uniquely solve technology problems with innovative solutions that exceed the fundamental limitations of networking.


  • Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and secure.

  • Create new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality, from conception and design through testing and deployment.

  • Work with our development QA and system QA teams to come up with regression tests that cover new changes to our software.

  • Work with our level 3 support to troubleshooting complex problems of our network for our customers.

  • Work on data analysis for web and mobile platforms.

  • Work on making improvements to our client side components like javascripts and mobile SDKs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) and 4 years' experience, or a Master's in CS (or equivalent) and 2 years' experience.

  • 4+ years of overall SW development experience.

  • 2+ years of experience with web back-end development.

  • 2+ years of experience on complex code development and testing - proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with building scalable web applications with focus on performance and scalability

  • Software development skills in python, flask or go in Linux/OSX environment.

  • Experience on developing on iOS or Android platforms would be a plus.

  • Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated.

  • Passion to understand, learn, and dissect new technologies quickly on your own.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Pluses: Security domain knowledge, Web Application Firewall

  • Pluses: Data Science, Machine Learning, Math and Statistics.

  • Pluses: Experience of using AWS

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.