Location:Santa Clara, CA, USPosted Date:2014-04-14 00:00:00.0
Category:EngineeringID:11438

Overview:

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

Web Experience engineering team is responsible for design and development of technologies that power our AQUA Web Acceleration product. AQUA Ion is the first situational performance solution – a tightly integrated suite of content delivery, content acceleration and optimization technologies with the required intelligent to make real-time web experience optimization decisions. AQUA Ion simplifies the complexity of the modern web delivery while delivering a faster experience that is highly available, secure and scalable to meet the peak capacity demands. In addition, this group is building unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do millions of transactions. Akamai has built a massive global distributed network that can solve problems at a scale that few others can approach.

Responsibilities:

* Create new features from scratch, enhance existing features and optimize existing functionality, from conception and design through testing and deployment
* Work on projects that make our network more stable, faster, and secure.
* 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 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems in our network for our customers.

Qualifications:

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 and / or C++ on Linux or a Unix based OS
* 2+ 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

* Master’s or PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a focus on networking, network security, network servers, distributed systems, or similar
* Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code
* 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.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Experience with operating system internals and distributed systems, or server architectures.

Other Information

Please answer the following questions with a Yes or No. Please note Relocation, Citizenship and Clearance requirements are dictated by the job and cannot be arbitrarily assigned. If you have any questions on this please ask your Recruiter for guidance.
* 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.

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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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