Akamai – Why Work For Us?

At Akamai, "Faster Forward" is how we approach everything we do, every challenge we undertake, each problem we tackle. Most of all, it's how we approach our careers, and our culture.

Founded in the lecture halls and labs of MIT, Akamai has grown into a $1B+ company operating at the amazing intersection between technology, commerce and innovation. Today, no one delivers more Web content than Akamai, yet we remain dedicated to problem solving through intellectual curiosity, collaboration and commitment. And we're growing quickly. We're looking for smart, energetic people that get excited by big questions, unsolved problems and thrive in a culture of cooperation where hard work and ideas are consistently rewarded.

Are you up to the challenge?

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If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a Web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. We ensure the best online experience on any device, anywhere. The world's leading brands trust Akamai to move their business faster forward.

Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. Our customers are able to embrace trends like mobile and cloud while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.

Cloud: Akamai leverages its vast network to help companies realize the full benefits of cloud computing: Business agility and reduced costs while maintaining control and securing assets.
Mobile: Akamai optimizes mobile sites to reach on-the-go users with an improved experience, enabling greater revenue opportunities for businesses.

Media: Akamai drives the revolution in next generation media, delivering HD quality media - at scale - to multiple devices; enabling businesses to monetize high-value content using superior analytics and rights management.
Security: Akamai delivers robust security against even the most sophisticated attacks without sacrificing performance; providing guaranteed uptime and data protection across the network.

Join us and deliver the future. Click here to view our open positions and join our Talent Community!

Scientists. Mathematicians. Engineers. Volunteers. Teachers. Artists. Fitness buffs. Chefs. Craftspeople. Thinkers. Parents. Akamai is a diverse community of individuals who share a desire to fully engage with their work and believe in its importance. From designing solutions to help customers in new and innovative ways to developing green initiatives to help Akamai and its customers reduce their carbon footprint, people at Akamai are empowered to make a difference. To view our current openings please click here.

From the U.S. to Europe to India , we're always looking for bright, tech savvy graduates to join us.

At Akamai we never stop learning. That's why graduates of the world's best colleges and universities choose to start or continue their careers with us.
Whether you hold a B.A., B.S., Master's Degree or PhD, we have opportunities to help you build on your education while acquiring new competencies and experiences to help you build a successful career.

To view our current openings for students, please click here

Life at Akamai has benefits!
Work among the industry's most experienced product technologists and developers.
Work from anywhere; from home or one of our offices located worldwide.
Generous benefits include an open vacation policy, sign-on bonuses*, advanced health coverage.

Join us and deliver the future. Click here to view our open positions and join our Talent Community! 

* For specific qualifying positions

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

Akamai Reviews

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    Great company overall.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, MA

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    World class services in both web acceleration and security. Bright future because services are in high demand by global companies.


    increasingly political with entrenched long timers leading everything. Very top down management culture.

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    A company that prides itself on open communication across levels needs to work harder to make that a reality again.

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Akamai Interviews

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Akamai.

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    Was contacted by a recruiter. First phone interview where they asked Java core questions. Then phone interview with the hiring manager, he was pleasant and seemed to like my experience. In person interview was with 4 people. They asked technical and brain teasers. One guy put me on the spot several times. he didn't seem to like my answers even though they were reasonable.
    Asked about stack implementation
    Asked the light bulb question on 100 floors.

    Then the response was they were looking for a principal engineer, Guys don't you read the resume???

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Akamai Awards & Accolades

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Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work, Glassdoor, 2013

Additional Info

Website www.akamai.com
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Public (AKAM)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Akamai Technologies offers an accelerated course on digital delivery. The company's technology enables corporations and government agencies to deliver content and applications, such as ads, business transaction tools, streaming video, and websites over the Internet. It also offers the EdgeControl suite of tools that supply network data feeds and website analytics to customers. Through its network of some 80,000 servers in more than 70 countries, Akamai analyzes and manages Internet traffic, transmitting content from the server geographically closest to the end user. Akamai... More

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