Senior C++ Software Engineer

Req No.
Software Engineering

Company Overview

Riverbed solutions help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking and application delivery for the digital age. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ takes Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution for agile networking that really works, and adds to this digital backbone industry-leading solutions for WAN optimization and hybrid networking, for branch IT orchestration, and for end-to-end visibility from device to cloud. All these solutions are integrated in a flexible, modular, digital architecture that delivers any apps, data and services from any public or private cloud across any network to any end-point, with the best possible user experience as determined by business policy.


Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.

About this Position

Senior Software Developer / Engineer




At Riverbed we’re building the next generation of network modeling and simulation applications.  We’re focused on delivering exceptional experiences for our users and making complex problems look simple.  We’re looking for a senior engineer who is driven to improve our products from both a user’s perspective and behind the scenes.  Above all else we’re looking for proactive engineers who are driven to bring new ideas and solutions to our products.


What will you be doing?

  • Work within an agile team to design, develop, and test new features and enhancements for our network modeling applications, include our analytical network simulation engine, network design and optimization engines, and visualization tools.
  • Create and refine best practices for the design, development, and testing of components within our applications.


  • Strong programming, debugging, and data analysis skills
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, optimization, multithreading, and user interface design
  • 5+ years of development experience using  C++ in Windows and Linux environments
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts (routing, switching, firewall, etc.) and communications protocols (IP/TCP, BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, MPLS, SDN, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge of agile development processes and tools
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Clearcase and GIT
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and Bash
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases such as PostgreSQL and SQLite
  • Practical experience with service provider network design and operations

About Riverbed

Why Riverbed Technology?

If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


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Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




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