Job Description

Would you like to work with cutting-edge technology

Does working on the security of Government organizations excite you?

Join our Akamai Defense Team

Our Akamai Defense Engineering team works with breadth and depth across Akamai's technology stack. We deliver custom solutions for our Public Sector customers. The team has successful relationships with both our Architecture and Operations teams. We strive to build and operate world-class systems and services for our customers.

Shape the Next Generation Environment of our Government Customers

As Software Engineer II, you will work with a talented team to design, develop, integrate and continuously improve a suite of custom solutions. These will support critical missions of our Public Sector customers, including the US Army and US Air Force.

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

  • Using Cloud and Infrastructure as Code tools to deploy applications
  • Collaborating with partner organizations to jointly design, integrate, and deploy software
  • Understanding large Akamai systems and how they work. be able to configure them to function in unique environments and help to troubleshoot issues when they occur
  • Operating with a devops mindset, helping to improve process and automation

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 2 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or its equivalent
  • Have experience implementing scalable software with at least one of the following: Python, C/C++, Java, Perl, or Shell scripting
  • Have extensive experience working in a Linux/UNIX environment. An emphasis on distributed systems and building and implementing containerized solutions is preferred.
  • Be able to gather customer needs and create engineering requirements that satisfy security and scalability concerns
  • Be knowledgeable of internet protocols such as TCP/UDP, HTTP, TLS, and DNS
  • Be a US citizen and eligible to obtain a security clearance

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 what makes Akamai a great place to work

This is a flexible role and may be performed at your home and/or the local Akamai office (in the country advertised). We are happy to discuss working options in this role and encourage you to speak with your recruiter in more detail when you apply.

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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 complying with COVID-19 requirements in the countries where it operates. For locations or roles subject to vaccination mandates, we require proof of vaccination, if permitted, as a condition of employment. We will provide additional details regarding our vaccine record submission protocols during the hiring and onboarding process.


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