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Akamai

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About Akamai:

We are all aware of cloud computing and what it can do for saving and sharing everything from text files to photos, videos, and music. What many of us may never considered is what made all of this possible. The answer to that question is Akamai. Akamai was founded by colleagues from M.I.T., based on a challenge from Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the world wide web. He recognized that, based on exponentially increasing content and traffic, the www was rapidly becoming the “World Wide Wait” and that changes needed to be made in the near future to handle the exponential growth of the internet. Akamai now helps deliver more than 20% of the world’s web traffic.

Akamai is a company committed to excellence in delivering world-class business solutions, shaping the future of the Internet for users around the world. It is a company where many of the industry's best and brightest come to learn. This is the kind of creative, dynamic environment they can offer interns. Akamai offers a highly selective internship program that can help students gain real-world experience while pursuing their degree.

Internships:

Internships are available in the following areas:

  • UX Intern
  • System Software Engineer
  • Finance
  • Business System Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Performance Engineer
  • Marketing Program Specialist
  • Industry Marketing
  • System Software Engineer
  • Application Software Engineer
  • Associate Solutions Architect
  • Quality Assurance Engineer

Locations:

Internships are available in Cambridge, MA & San Mateo, CA.

Benefits:

  • An opportunity to meet the CEO and Executive Team of the company.
  • Attend weekly lunch sessions where the various teams speak about what they do and how they work together
  • Off-site midpoint event. Past events have included a scavenger hunt around Boston, dinner at Dick's Last Resort and a Boston Duck Tour with lunch and an event at Tomb!
  • Chance to form close working relationships with team members, mentors, managers and other interns.
  • Attend a send-off BBQ with other interns, managers, and the executive team at the end of the summer.

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or a related technical field and returning to the program after completion of the internship.
  • 1+ years of academic experience with C and/or C++ on Linux or Unix based OS in a multi-threaded environment.
  • 1+ years working knowledge of Java, J2EE, Javascript, IP, TCP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS as well as scripting languages and Linux shell scripting a plus.

Internship Pick of the Week: Application Software Engineer

Akamai is seeking results-oriented interns to work with them to develop innovative solutions to meet the enormous challenges of what can be accomplished on the internet. Akamai's goals is to expand and enhance the customer's experience when using Akamai's platform. Students will get a chance to work alongside Akamai's engineers and architects and help them to improve and create existing and new applications for the Luna Control Center.

Applicants must have a solid foundation in computer science, and an understanding of the software development life cycle. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop usable, high-quality applications that exceed customer expectations.
  • Develop reusable components that reduce the amount of work over time.
  • Collaborate with other team members on end-to-end product features.
  • Interact with extended team members to deliver product releases on schedule.
  • Break down large user stories into reasonable, targeted deliverables.

To Apply:

Interested applicants can apply on Akamai's website.

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