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Senior Software Engineer Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-01 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50432


About the Job
How would you feel about the opportunity to work for a company that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world, handling as much as 30% of the world’s Internet traffic? We are seeking an outstanding senior application software engineer for our transcoding team to help architect and build the next generation of libraries and components.

About the Team
The Akamai Media division is responsible for all of the software used to deliver, download, store, and manage digital media and other content via the Akamai network. You will be part of a highly skilled engineering team that's responsible for creating the software that runs Akamai's world-wide network, one of the largest distributed systems in the world. We handle the traffic in a scalable, reliable, and secure way for some of the busiest and most important sites around the globe. Leveraging our global deployment of 100k+ servers in 1,000+ networks, we can uniquely solve problems and exceed fundamental limitations of traditional networking. Media Services engineering specifically focuses on strategic products that enable media solutions for our customers, including storage, analytics, content workflow, encoding / transcoding, security / entitlement / identity management, and media players.


Akamai is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help support and build the next generation of tools and components for operational activities for large scale analytics data and video libraries. In this role the candidate would have the opportunity to work on products that will see deployment on Akamai's Global Network and used by the top media and entertainment companies. This role concentrates on the operations of a customer facing 24x7x365 cloud infrastructure, cloud infrastructure administration, servers, storage, middleware, non-application software, networks, and operations that support the applications and business processes as required. Included in the focus areas is the critical evaluation and selection of the software and hardware components of the infrastructure, cloud providers, address security requirements, datacenter monitoring, deployment & provisioning tools etc. Software Engineer Senior is a technical hands-on opportunity to work in a private and public cloud for an enterprise company addressing critical marketplace innovation & pushing the envelope of a high volume infrastructure to scale horizontally to address security, reliability, performance, availability and scalability of the infrastructure.

Responsibilities include:
* 100% hands-on cloud software management, compute, storage and network infrastructure. Hands-on technical working with the engineering team.
* Monitor application release management, Infrastructure provisioning and deployment.
* Hands-on experience in managing 24x7 global datacenter operations.
* Implement Operational tools like provisioning, monitoring, performance measurement tools etc.
* Responsible for performance, availability and scalability of the infrastructure.
* An understanding of cloud solution approaches from a technical (infrastructure), service management, financial and sourcing perspective.
* Define and lead next generation high availability datacenter architectures, operational tools, automation, infrastructure provisioning and 24x7 operations.
* Responsible for the customer facing production environment monitoring, performance, release/deployment, security, reliability, availability, capacity, latency, and other non-functional concerns.


Basic Qualifications
* 5+ years development experience in Java.
* 5+ years experience in linux or unix.
* 5+ years of hands on managing support and operations of a large infrastructure server farm in a datacenter environment managing systems, network, and storage systems.
* Proven track record with a minimum of 3+ years in providing support to managed services
* 5+ years of strong hands on background in data centers, networking, virtualization and service management.
* Deep understanding of scaling out and horizontal scaling infrastructure architectures.
* Exposure to big data infrastructure like Cassandra, CouchDB architecture and scaling those infrastructures.
* Experience in infrastructure capacity planning based on key attributes Flexible, continuous learner, excellent communicator, works well in team environment, appreciates challenge, comfortable and effective working in new areas that require experimentation and rapid problem solving.

Desired Qualifications– nice to have
* Experience with distributed NoSQL technologies, like BigCouch or Cassandra
* Experience with architecture of large, distributed and complex systems
* Experience with the complete software development life cycle, from requirements to design, implementation, testing, and release
* Familiarity with software development on Linux

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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