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System Software Engineer, Web Experience - Summer...
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Akamai | San Francisco, CA
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About the Job

This position will offer the opportunity to develop software that runs one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will be an integral part of our aggressive growth strategy for creating highly inventive technology solutions for our customers, driving more and more traffic on the Internet.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, self-motivated, highly productive engineer who will be designing and developing the software components in the cloud environment. This role encompasses understanding the requirements from customers and product architects to develop software which changes the way people, interact in the cloud environment.

About the Team

The Web Experience Engineering group is responsible for developing the products that are critical to improve the end user web experience and improve the security of websites. This group is directly responsible for delivering the Terra Alta, Aqua Ion web products and the KONA security solutions.


* Systems Software Engineer Intern will help Akamai innovate and maintain features or enhance existing features in C / C++ for our highly scalable and massively distributed system.
* Learn relevant Akamai technology and systems.
* Document designs and proof-of-concepts, present for peer review.
* Interact with development, product management, architecture, QA, and support teams throughout the product lifecycle.
* Stay up to date with internet, hardware, media compression, and software technologies and standards our projects utilize.
* Research new concepts, methods, and technologies relevant to our solutions.
* Work with our 3rd level engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems on our network.


* Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship
* Knowledge of proxy server technology, HTTP protocol and formats.
* Good understanding and comfortable with coding in C or C++.
* Familiarity with software development on Linux.
* Familiarity with scripting languages like Python, Ruby, Perl, shell scripting.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™- providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

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Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace.

About Akamai

Akamai Technologies is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance,mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.