Core Software Engineer - Traffic Management
Edgecast - Santa Monica, CA

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The Company

Delivering any data, anywhere, anytime, EdgeCast is the world's fastest and most reliable content delivery network. The company was founded in 2006 by technology entrepreneurs with years of experience building companies in the infrastructure, web services, and application delivery spaces. We built our global delivery network to provide the fastest, smartest content delivery on the planet. And, according to the independent experts, we did exactly that - we consistently rank among the very best-performing CDNs in the industry. Having built customer-centric technology service companies in the past, outstanding service is in our blood. We hope it shows through in everything we do. We are headquartered in lovely Santa Monica, California, and recently celebrated our 200th employee.
  • Funded by Steamboat Ventures and Menlo Ventures
  • Highly experienced executive management team with a proven track record
  • Deloitte and Touche recently named EdgeCast the #1 fastest growing Internet company in North America
The Gig

The role of the Core Engineer will be a key contributor to the EdgeCast Core Engineering/R&D Team. This individual will be responsible for creating, maintaining and optimizing complex software and systems that are distributed globally in all of the EdgeCast datacenters running on 1000’s of servers. The systems created are mission-critical and fault-tolerant solutions that handle customer’s web application traffic, monitored and maintained by EdgeCast's 24/7 network operation center.
You must be an experienced, self-motivated top tier software engineer with proven problem-solving abilities. You will be part of the core engineering team and working in a fast-paced environment to create and invent solutions that makes the Internet faster, more secure, scalable and reliable. EdgeCast highly values technical expertise as this is a critical component of our product offerings.
  • Build software driving the process and deployment of core internet networking software (DNS)
  • Building new and enhancing existing applications using C, Python
  • Researching and analyzing application behaviors and improving performance and stability
  • Working within our global network to optimize applications for linear scaling
  • Creating test cases and monitoring tools for any changes to both new and existing applications
  • Providing tier 3 engineering support to troubleshoot complex problems

The Skills
  • BS degree in Computer Science / Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • MS or PHD from a top tier school highly preferred
  • Expert level of experience with C and Python on LINUX or Unix based OS
  • Experience in building and debugging LINUX kernel modules desired
  • Thorough understanding of Linux filesystems
  • Deep understanding of Internet protocols - UDP, TCP, DNS
  • Experience in programming on a multi-threaded environment
  • Experience with the complete software development life cycle, from requirements to design, implementation, testing, and release
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of LINUX Operating System internals (memory management, scheduling, TCP/IP stack)
The Attitude
  • Self learner with a passion to discover, invent and learn new technologies
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Have the ability to thrive in an energetic, fast pace, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on; completes tasks and dependable
  • Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal
  • Ethical, fair and of high integrity

The Benefits
  • Competitive base salary
  • Performance bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Matching 401K
  • Choice of HMO or 3 PPO plans
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • Corporate Discounts on Entertainment, Dining, Shopping, Computers, Gym Membership
  • Fantastic Santa Monica location
  • Unrivaled career growth potential