Distributed Systems Software Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Cary
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

At Riverbed we’re building the next generation of infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting applications. We’re focused on delivering exceptional experiences for our users and making complex problems look simple. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas of expertise; including information retrieval,


What will you be doing?


  • Work within an agile team to design and build scalable software components within our application systems.
  • Build applications using technologies like Kafka, Redis, Cassandra and more.
  • Identify, design, and implement system components using modern microservices approaches and best practices.
  • Optimize our application infrastructure to maximize scale, performance, and usability.
  • Participate in the full development life-cycle, helping teammates with design, implementation, and code review.




  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, computer engineering, math, physics or equivalent experience.
  • Strong problem solving, data structure and algorithm development skills.
  • Strong knowledge of OO design & development using the Java language and tooling.
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience developing large scale distributed systems.
  • Experience designing and building RESTful APIs.


Bonus Points


  • A solid understanding of performance and efficiency issues.
  • Experience with containerized application deployment technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems and helping to mentor less experienced engineers within a team.
  • Be an advocate for technology adoption and best practices within your team.
  • Experience with Java application development technologies (Gradle, Swagger, etc.).
  • Experience with infrastructure and/or application monitoring systems.
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts (routing, switching, etc.) and communications protocols (IP, TCP, UDP, etc.).

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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