Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • Software Engineer-Storage and Cloud Computing

    Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Req No.
  • 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

    As part of the SteelFusion development team, you will develop new features and improve existing features in our intelligent prefetch system. You will use your filesystems and storage background to deliver a system which has a deep understanding of the data it stores, and ensures the right data is available at the right time, even if that data lives halfway around the world.



    • Design, develop and test new features and improvements to existing features within the SteelFusion intelligent prefetch system
    • Write unit tests to cover new functionality
    • Benchmark, profile, and improve performance in existing code
    • Communicate clearly with peers and management about ideas, designs, and implementation details
    • Work closely with fellow engineers to arrive at consensus-based approaches to problems
    • Work with QA to explain new features and assist in test-plan development
    • Work with Support on the rare occasion that a customer issue or bug requires Engineering assistance

    Minimum developer qualifications:

    • Education: Master's or better in Computer Science or closely-related field, or equivalent experience
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to self-manage, be proactive about identifying what needs to be done, and do it
    • Strong C or C++ programming and design skills (C++11 and/or C++14 preferred)
    • Some knowledge of Python
    • Comfortable developing in a Linux environment (git, command-line tools and editors, gcc, clang, GNU autoconf/automake, scripting, etc.)


    Minimum domain-specific qualitfications:

    • Strong debugging skills
    • Some understanding of on-disk data structures such as hash tables and B-Trees, and other typical filesystem data structures
    • Familiar with multi-threaded, event-driven and asynchronous programming models

    Ideal domain-specific qualifications for this position:

    • Deep knowledge of on-disk data structures, especially those used in filesystems
    • Ability to design and implement space- and time-efficient in-memory data structures
    • Stays updated on the latest storage trends and technologies


    Ideal developer qualifications:

    • Strong high-level (architectural) and low-level design skills
    • Deep understanding of testability, transparency and robustness concerns
    • Previous experience designing and/or implementing a filesystem
    • Previous experience designing and/or implementing a database storage system


    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.


    Learn more at www.riverbed.com


    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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