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Principal Architect

**Do you enjoy working with large scale distributed data systems?**

**Would you Design products to deliver, process and provide access to Internet scale data (100s PB) ?**

**Join our exceptional technical team**

Our team is part of the Edge Platform group within our Edge Technology organization. We help thousands of the largest enterprises around the world manage their websites and secure their transactions over the internet. Our globally distributed network can solve problems at a scale that few others can.

**Shape the future of our cutting-edge products**

As a Principal Architect, you will design and architect complex distributed software solutions which run on one of the largest distributed systems in the world. You will play a key role in the growth strategy. You will be creating innovative solutions for our customers, with the aim of increasing internet traffic and making it faster, more reliable and secure.

As a Principal Architect, you will be responsible for:

+ Architecting, designing and building large-scale distributed systems.

+ Defining the high-level architecture for new product features and functionality.

+ Having a big picture approach, capable of keeping the end-to-end vision in mind when designing complex distributed systems.

+ Socializing and building consensus around architectural decisions to provide a stable and secure product that can scale.

+ Providing technical guidance to peers on best practices and the latest technology trends.

**Do what you love**

To be successful in this role you will:

+ Have 8 years or more of relevant experience and Bachelors degree in computer science.

+ Have deep knowledge of networks and protocols. Well versed in IP networks, DNS, routing and communication protocols such as HTTP, TCP and UDP.

+ Have experience in software development life cycle including proficiency in c/c programming and Unix/Linux environment.

+ Have excellent software development troubleshooting and debugging skills.

+ Have a good understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS with experience in one or more public cloud offerings.

+ Have knowledge in computer security (OS, containers, communications and protocols).

+ Have experience in building innovative proof-of-concept and participating in peer design reviews and influencing design practices within the team.

**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.

Principal Architect

Full time
Cambridge, MA

Published on 04/13/2021

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