Senior Software Engineer - Santa Clara, CA

Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA

Posted 2019-05-10

As a Senior Software Engineer you will:
Focus on design, development and maintenance of highly scalable software that runs on the Akamai Edge Servers. This software is used by almost all Akamai customers, giving you the opportunity to work on high impact projects that affect Akamai’s bottom-line revenue.
Find the work highly technical and rewarding, as the challenge lies in the sheer scale at which Akamai operates.
Work with programming languages such as C/C++ and Python/Perl.
Lead new feature development and projects for our Media customers.
Work with groups within Akamai to solve customer issues and handle escalations.
Participate in design reviews and drive requirements for more robust and cost-effective solutions.

Required Education and Experience:
8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree or
6 years of relevant experience and a Masters degree or
3 years of relevant experience and a PhD

Basic Qualifications
8+ years experience programming with C/C++
5+ years experience with multi-threaded systems on Linux or other Unix-like flavors.
5+ years' experience with protocols, particularly HTTP and TCP/IP, DNS and SSL.

Desired Qualifications
Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and libraries.
Proven track record of working on high quality code that needs knowledge of interaction with different subsystems such as memory manager, file system, and networking.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or Perl.
Knowledge of Streaming Media Technologies like HLS and MPEG-DASH.
Knowledge of Distributed systems.

Required Skills
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Company summary

Akamai's cloud platform helps clients transform and reinvent their business online, by removing the complexities of technology to focus on driving business faster forward – enabling them to embrace trends like cloud, mobile, and media, while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally.


Unlimited PTO; HSA; wellness reimbursement; employee stock purchase plan; 401(k) with immediate vesting; commuter programs; education discounts; generous maternity/paternity; employee assistance program.

Tech Stack

Java, Python, Perl, C++, SQL, NoSQL, Cassandra, BigCouch, Linux, Unix, Shell

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