Principal Software Engineer - Lead
Principal Software Engineer - Lead Location: US-CA-San Mateo Posted Date: 8/1/2012 Cost Center: 264 Category: Engineering ID: 6262 About the Job We’ve built a talented engineering team that is responsible for the software that is used to optimize performance and ensure security on hundreds of the top consumer and business web sites. We’re looking for a Technical Lead to architect new products and grow a new team in our San Mateo office that will develop and enhance our core proxy server. About the Team The Site Engineering team has responsibility for the technologies that power our Site Acceleration and Site Security Products, including Dynamic Site Accelerator, Mobile Optimization, Kona Site Defender, and Edge Tokenization for Payment Services. These systems improve the speed and reliability of web sites and applications running over the Internet. By leveraging Akamai's globally distributed Intelligent Platform, we can uniquely solve technology problems and exceed fundamental limitations of site and application performance and security. Responsibilities: - Lead, shape, and grow a team of top-notch software engineers that develop our core proxy server. - Architect and develop new software products. - Oversee the work done by other software engineers working on the product. - Develop and implement improvements to the software development process to increase efficiency. - Work closely with product architects to ensure we are building the best products. - Work with engineering support team to troubleshoot complex network problems and customer issues. - Manage small team of very talented engineers. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications - Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field. - 10+ years of experience developing software in Unix/Linux environments. - Minimum 7+ years of software development experience in C/C++ on Linux based OS. - 2+ years of leading, shaping, and growing software development teams. - 5+ years working with Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and HTTP. - 5+ years working with high performing, high availability, mission critical systems. Desired Qualifications - Proven track record of architect and building high performance systems. - Knowledge of security protocols such as TLS. - Industry experience developing large scale distributed products. - Very strong communication and organizational skills. - Experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment. - Highly responsible, self-disciplined, motivational, creative, confident and a quick learner. Other Information - Is relocation available for this position: Yes - Is US Citizenship required: No - Is a Security Clearance Required: No If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. About Akamai: No one carries more of the world's Web traffic than Akamai, so working with Akamai means you’re helping some of the world’s best known brands succeed in bringing any experience to any device, anywhere. Cloud computing, SaaS, eCommerce, online entertainment and dynamic personalized experiences are all fueled by Akamai technology. Join Akamai and you join a culture that’s extremely intelligent, strongly supportive and passionately committed to delivering world-class solutions. Some of the best minds in business, mathematics, and engineering work at Akamai – leading, learning and shaping the future of the Internet. Contact us! If you're excited by Akamai and would like to help change the online landscape please apply. No time to apply? Join our Talent Community. Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. J2W:DICE TO APPLY Click here to apply - Please mention that you saw the job on VentureBeat
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