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Company: Akamai Technologies

Location: Cambridge, MA

Date Posted: July 7, 2014

Source: Akamai Technologies

Location:
Cambridge, MA,

US Posted Date:
2014-04-08 00:00:00.0

Category:

Engineering ID:
11345

Overview:
About the Job As a Principal System Software Engineer for Cloud Optimization, you will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to develop Akamai technology to accelerate Enterprise environments. You will utilize your software architecture and development skills, together with your passion for technology to create exciting and unique products within a team of exceptional engineers, developing new designs and software under Linux, in C/C++. About the Team The Enterprise Cloud space is thriving and Akamai is growing with it! We're looking for top-notch technical staff to create core technology to deliver a secure, accelerated experience to enterprise customers. Our development environment is fast paced and ambitious. This software will run on a large network of geographically distributed servers and embedded devices, as well as in data centers and branch offices, presenting unique ...

Location:
Cambridge, MA,

US Posted Date:
2014-04-08 00:00:00.0

Category:

Engineering ID:
11345

Overview:
About the Job As a Principal System Software Engineer for Cloud Optimization, you will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to develop Akamai technology to accelerate Enterprise environments. You will utilize your software architecture and development skills, together with your passion for technology to create exciting and unique products within a team of exceptional engineers, developing new designs and software under Linux, in C/C++. About the Team The Enterprise Cloud space is thriving and Akamai is growing with it! We're looking for top-notch technical staff to create core technology to deliver a secure, accelerated experience to enterprise customers. Our development environment is fast paced and ambitious. This software will run on a large network of geographically distributed servers and embedded devices, as well as in data centers and branch offices, presenting unique challenges and requiring creative designs. Surrounded by Akamai's innovation driven culture, you'll apply your in-depth knowledge of networking and security to create unique and powerful solutions to today's application acceleration challenges.

Responsibilities:

* As part of the team, provide technical leadership while creating software solutions to complex and interwoven sets of problems that challenge the group.
* 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.

Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications
* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
* 7+ years experience in C/C++ development experience with user space client/server development on Linux/Unix.
* 7+ years experience with common Internet protocols (IP, TCP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS).
* 7+ years of experience with design and development for mission critical, high-availability systems.
* 7+ years of experience with of Linux socket and threading APIs. Desired Qualifications
* Knowledge of scalable and efficient data structures and data flows.
* Proven ability to make solid, independent technical decisions for high performance, low resource server software.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Self motivated with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
* Desire to work in a fast-paced, results orientated team.
* Experience with a scripting language such as Perl.
* Passion to understand, learn, dissect and improve new technologies. 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:
About AkamaiAkamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter. Contact us! If you're excited by Akamai and would like to help change the online landscape please apply. No time to apply? Join our Talent Community .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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