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Summer Intern - PhD San Francisco

Company: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Summer Intern - PhD San FranciscoSan Francisco, United StatesUniversityNov 18, 2019 Post Date019395 Requisition #OverviewWeve 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 websites. Were looking for an Intern to join our Foundry team to help with Research and Development efforts around adjacent technologies to keep our platform on the cutting edge.As a web performance foundry intern, your job responsibilities may include:*Research and prototype new technologies with the goal of potential usage on the Akamai platform for improved Web performance.*Work closely with teammates and colleagues throughout the company to evaluate project topics and research results.*Explore opportunities to extend Akamai's platform of Web content delivery for new applications such as Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Sensing, Human Computer Interaction, etc.About the TeamAkamai Technologies is a distributed network with awesome scale. With more than 2,000 points of presence around the world we are not only close to most internet users and origins, but also have a bird's eye view of the inner working of the internet that is unique. The Foundry team is the cutting edge arm of Akamais Web Performance Business Unit. Web Performance has responsibility for the systems improving the speed and reliability of web sites, applications, and things 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.Required Education and ExperienceApplicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:*Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship.*Available to work during the 40-hour workweek.Required Skills*Currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship.*A history of research publications and presentations at highly reputed academic conferences and journals.*Experience developing or prototyping complex software systems in Unix/Linux environments.*Experience using a programming/scripting language, such as Java, Python, Perl, NodeJs, PHP, Shell, JavaScript, SQL.*Experience in machine learning to identify opportunities for content delivery optimizations.*Experience with cloud services, such as Amazon EC2, PlanetLab, or M-Lab for rapid prototyping.Desired Skills*High level of attention to detail and follow up for investigation and resolution.*Self-motivated individual who is passionate about Web performance*Responsible, self-directed, quick learner, confident, forward thinker who knows what needs to be done and operates with urgency, focus, discipline and minimal supervision. Possess excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal.About Akamai TechnologiesAkamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @AkamaiCareers onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.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 others 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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please clickhere.Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength 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.

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