Software Engineer - Storage Systems and Availability

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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

As part of the SteelFusion development team, you will develop new features and improve existing features primarily concentrating on the Ctrl, Systems and Availability aspects of the product. SteelFusion is growing rapidly and there is a lot of work to be done!




  • Design, develop and test new features and improvements to existing features in Disaster Recovery, High-Availability and Backup on SteelFusion
  • Write unit tests to cover new functionality
  • Identify improvement areas, and architect elegant, optimal solutions.
  • 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


Junior-Level Qualifications:


  • Education: BS 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 skills (C++11 and/or C++14 preferred)
  • Some knowledge of Python
  • Comfortable developing in a Linux environment (git, command-line tools and editors, etc.)
  • Some knowledge of event-driven or asynchronous programming models


Additional Mid-Level Qualifications:


  • Strong C++ design skills (OOP, RAII, C++11 and C++14)
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Strong experience/knowledge of in some or all of the following areas
  • Storage Solutions, Clustering, Snapshot and Replication.
  • Familiar with event-driven or asynchronous programming models


Additional Senior-Level Qualifications:


  • Ability to design and implement scale solutions which are robust in handling all possible failures.
  • Ability to design for forward compatibility and handle backward compatibility.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams to drive towards best possible solution.
  • Work with Usability and Web teams to come up with best workflows for customers.


Additional Ideal Qualifications (applicable at all levels):


  • Strong high-level (architectural) and low-level design skills
  • Deep understanding of testability, transparency and robustness concerns
  • Familiarity with Linux build tools, such as autoconf/automake, GNU make, and shell scripting
  • Familiarity with Linux compilers/toolchains (e.g. gcc, clang)




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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