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Akamai Technologies, Inc Principal Software Engineer - Remote in United States

Are you excited about working with cutting-edge web security systems?

Do you love collaborating with teams to solve complex challenges?

Join our world-class Cloud Security organization

Our team is part of our Security organization, responsible for developing products and platforms focused on security. We create Fast Data Planes in an SDN system integrating dynamic Network Application products. We protect customers against growing threats of cyber-attacks and cyber terrorism.

Develop new insights for our products

You will work on the evolution of our security platform, focusing on network control planes. Our team is highly technical with commitment to world-class software and experience developing routing protocols. Dynamic opportunities range from front-end UI development, back-end data access, complex algorithmic detection systems, and packet-level applications.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading technical and product innovation by evaluating new technologies, and proposing solutions for production

  • Engaging with business, product, and engineering teams to bring projects to completion on time and within budget

  • Designing, developing, maintaining and supporting Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) frameworks, tools, services and libraries leveraging Akamai's internal infrastructures

  • Participating in architectural design discussions and planning sessions

  • Adapting to changing product requirements and manage deadlines

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, another related field or its equivalent

  • Have experience developing, deploying and supporting applications on the Linux operating system

  • Have experience in developing applications in modern C

  • Have solid understanding of IP protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, TLS

  • Have experience with building TCP/UDP/IP network applications

  • Experience in building API servers (RESTful), middleware and micro-services

Work in a way that works for you

FlexBase, Akamai's Global Flexible Working Program, is based on the principles that are helping us create the best workplace in the world. When our colleagues said that flexible working was important to them, we listened. We also know flexible working is important to many of the incredible people considering joining Akamai. FlexBase, gives 95% of employees the choice to work from their home, their office, or both (in the country advertised). This permanent workplace flexibility program is consistent and fair globally, to help us find incredible talent, virtually anywhere. We are happy to discuss working options for this role and encourage you to speak with your recruiter in more detail when you apply.

Learn (https://www.akamai.com/careers) what makes Akamai a great place to work

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We power and protect life online, by solving the toughest challenges, together.

At Akamai, we're 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, you'll 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

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world's most distributed compute platform from cloud to edge we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

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 energize 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.



Akamai is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary for this position ranges from $149,122 - $238,744/year; a candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of annual bonus or incentives, equity awards and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Akamai provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation (in the form of PTO), sick time, family friendly benefits including parental leave and an employee assistance program including a focus on mental and financial wellness; Eligibility requirements apply.