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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you relish the prospect of working with cutting-edge network security systems?

Do you love collaborating with teams to solve complex challenges?

Join our Zero Trust team protecting our enterprise customers

Our Enterprise Division develops Security, Identity and Application Access products for Enterprise customers. These products are built on the Zero Trust core infrastructure owned and developed by our team. Our Zero Trust platform enables our customers to have a world-class experience in performance, reliability and security.

Develop and contribute to full product life-cycle

In this role as a Principal Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in building a new best-in-class Zero Trust platform. As a member of our talented and well synchronized team, you will design, develop and deliver software solutions focused on network security.

As a Senior SW Backend engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing new and enhancing existing capabilities for our Zero Trust platform.

  • Using development methodology best practices to lead feature development from inception through design and into deployment.

  • Collaborating with product owners, architects, developers, and test engineers to deliver solutions under an Agile development process focused on continuous deployment.

  • Communicating of your designs, implementation and test plans within the team and across other teams within the company.

  • Working on projects that focus on system scalability, performance and security.

  • Working with multi-tier engineering support teams to troubleshoot complex problems in our platform.

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have at least 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or its equivalent.

  • Have advanced expertise in C/C

  • Have demonstrated experience in Go, Python and/or JavaScript

  • Have deep experience developing networking software in a Linux Environment

  • Have knowledge of basic Cryptography Principles and TLS/SSL

  • Have expert Knowledge of Common Internet Protocols (IP, IPv6, TCP, UDP, HTTP, DNS, etc.)

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, were curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, youll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.