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

Principal Lead Software Engineer

Cambridge, United States

Engineering

Feb 19, 2021 Post Date

023561 Requisition #

Are you excited by the prospect of working with cutting-edge web security technologies?

Would you like to create solutions and make an impact on the future of the Internet?

Join our highly-skilled Security Engineering team

Our Account Protector team compares user behavior through innovative machine learning algorithms; matching the user to their digital user footprint. As part of the Security Technology Group, we protect some of the world's major internet brands. By using Akamai's internet-scale data, we proactively prevent account takeovers and fraudulent transactions.

Partner with the best

As part of a brand-new team, you'll play a pivotal role in helping us mitigate some of the most sophisticated security threats on the Internet. You'll have a hand in developing everything from analytics to big data tools, allowing us to identify account takeovers and helping improve the internet for millions of people around the world.

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

  • Leading a team of engineers implementing complex designs and partnering with other teams to identify system dependencies

  • Collaborating with Product Management, Architects and Threat Research teams to create, deploy, and new features

  • Developing data pipelines and analytic systems for our next generation security solutions

  • Building powerful and intuitive web applications to ensure a consistent user experience for our anti-fraud security product

  • Providing technical guidance to peers on best practices and the latest security technology trends

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Have demonstrated experience leading and managing priorities of technical teams

  • Be able to design systems, identify security risks, translate RFC requirements and ensure compliance

  • Have expertise developing web applications or data pipelines in Java

  • Have proven experience working with NoSQl data stores specifically Cassandra and search engines specifically ElasticSearch

  • Be knowledgeable of Internet technologies and fundamental protocols such as DNS, HTTP and TLS

  • Have experience building and consuming RESTful APIs

  • Be passionate about working productively with team members to identify and resolve issues in a collaborative environment

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 too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

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, 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

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.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength 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.

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