Akamai Technologies, Inc. Senior Software Enigneer - Blockchain Technologies in Cambridge, United States


As a Senior Software Engineer you will be an integral part of a team working to strategically apply blockchain technologies to new and innovative business areas, resulting in high-throughput transaction systems at global scale. If you want to work on extremely challenging technology problems of global scale, then this is the role for you.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Component and framework designs supporting the deployment of a global blockchain system supporting a high volume of transactions.

  • Prototyping and proof-of-concept experiments to prove out design decisions.

  • Development and demonstration of a working prototype with a path to production.

About the Team

Akamai Labs is building a new team with a mission to strategically apply blockchain technology to business requirements for a highly available, high throughput, highly secure transaction system.


Required Education and Experience

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

  • 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or

  • 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or

  • Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience with 1 or more of the following languages—C/C++, Java, Python.

  • 3+ years experience with relational and/or NoSQL databases.

  • 3+ years experience working on Linux/Unix platforms.

  • 1+ years experience designing, implementing and deploying a blockchain, cryptocurrency or something similar.

Desired Skills

  • Experience modifying and extending the Bitcoin core or related codebase.

  • Contribution to open source cryptocurrency projects.

  • C/C++ experience.

  • Expertise in cryptography, especially the mathematics behind cryptocurrency.

  • Experience in banking and financial transactions.

  • Site reliability engineering and/or related work including service performance.

  • Experience building scalable servers or distributed systems.

  • Proven track record of delivering large amounts of high quality, complex code.

  • Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work with little or no supervision.

  • Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—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. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at www.akamai.com/careers .

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity .

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. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf .