Akamai is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to design and develop components of its next generation mapping system. The day-to-day work of the team encompasses the full engineering cycle: problem formulation, data collection, analysis, algorithm design, code specification, implementation, and evaluation for performance and correctness. The Internet is a complex and noisy environment, and there are no simple answers to the problems this team tackles. This is precisely what makes the job fun and rewarding to anyone seeking a challenge. The job requires someone who is self-reliant, has an excellent work ethic, and a combination of strong coding and design skills.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:
* Analyzing, designing and implementing system software * Bringing new functionality, better accuracy, increased reliability, and enhanced scalability to Akamai's mapping system * Developing innovative and elegant solutions in a highly dynamic environment * Working collaboratively within your small team and with other teams across the organization
About the Team
The Mapping Engineering group is responsible for the software that measures and models the global Internet and directs traffic for Akamai's globally distributed network of servers. This code represents Akamai's 'secret sauce', allowing us to manage our customers' Internet information flows with industry-leading performance and reliability.
Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree or * 3 years of relevant experience and a Master's degree or * Relevant experience and a PhD or * Equivalent professional experience
* 5+ years of experience working with C/C++ or a similar object-oriented language
* Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems * Familiarity with Linux operating systems * Knowledge of scripting (e.g. perl, python, shell) * Familiarity with Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP and SSL * Knowledge of Objective-C
Akamai Technologies is a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications across any device.