Security Software Architect / Technical Director

US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-San Francisco
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 annual revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.

About this Position

Riverbed is changing the way networks are operated around the world with our SteelConnect product. In 2016, we were the first vendor to bring an application-defined approach to SD-WAN with Riverbed SteelConnect and our Sunnyvale / San Francisco engineering team is at the center of it all. You will be joining a talented team of industry experts and skilled developers.

You’ll be a member of Riverbed’s Architecture Group (TGT), helping to drive innovative and creative solutions for this strategically important offering to our SMB and Enterprise customers. We are looking for a Technical Director that leads the security requirements and security architecture and supports the definition, scoping and design of features and sub-systems of the company’s products, focusing on SD-WAN Security. As Security Architect, the Technical Director will provide guidance to our product team and our engineering team.

The Technical Director is a team member of the TGT team, defining and owning the product’s system architecture.



  • Works with Product Management and other stakeholders on product and architectural security requirements
  • Works with additional Technical Directors (the TGT team) on the System Architecture, focusing on security requirements and design
  • Supports multiple Engineering teams (local and remote) with scope and design, tackling technical obstacles and providing technical guidance
  • Support Riverbed’s Security Team, providing guidance and coaching
  • Supports the definition of use cases, deployments and test cases



  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in relevant technology fields
  • Working as a Security Expert, focusing on security services and securing a cloud based design
  • Strong knowledge of Security, Encryption, Linux, Networking, Routing, Application Performance
  • Deep understanding of Cloud-based Security, Management and Control Plane technologies and solutions
  • Team Player, works well with different stakeholders
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

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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