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Senior Software Engineer - Java Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-02 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50457


About the Job
We are seeking a passionate, Security product-focused developer who thrives on delivering exceptional functionality to customers. The person in this role will be working on Security Applications on the Luna Portal. You will be writing applications that will enable customers use to manage and view services within the Akamai global network. Engineers who work in our team utilize the core technologies of Akamai to present solutions to customers.

About the Team
Our team is part of the Security BU, which has responsibility for the technologies that power Akamai’s Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Kona DDoS Defender, Bot Manager, Edge Tokenization, Web Application Firewall and Siteshield. These provide distributed protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with on-demand scalability.


* Design and develop security applications, processes and APIs that can scale to meet the security and performance demands of Akamai's widely distributed customer base. Work with architects and software engineers inside Akamai to extend current firewall and other security technologies, and to integrate new capabilities into the Akamai security platform.
* You will need to bring a deep and broad skill set to the job, able to see how all the pieces in a distributed environment fit together. Among this individual's key responsibilities will be to identify potential risks that expose customers to vulnerabilities. This individual will be regarded as a go-to person who stays current with the latest security trends and threats.
* You will also work across numerous groups to build consensus across business units and products, so it is essential that the right candidate have unimpeachable technical credibility that is based on current design and implementation experience.


Basic Qualifications
* 5+ years of Web Application Development experience using Java Enterprise Edition.
* 5+ years of experience developing database-backend applications using Oracle or equivalent Enterprise class database.
* 5+ years of experience using Spring and Hibernate.
* 3+ years of experience with RESTful Web Services.
* 2+ years of experience deploying and supporting applications on the Linux or UNIX operating system.

Desired Qualifications
* Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, small-team environment.
* Experience working with Internet protocols and concepts (IP, TCP, SSL / TLS, HTTP, DNS).
* Passion to understand, learn, and evaluate new technologies.
* Experience with Ajax, JUnit, XML, JavaScript.
* Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python or Unix Shell Scripts.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Expertise in Secure Software Design and Architecture.
* Familiarity with software security weakness, vulnerability and secure code review.
* Familiarity with software attack and exploitation techniques.

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:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

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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