Software Engineer Networks - SD-WAN

Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale
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 Platformtakes 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

Riverbed is actively seeking Software Engineers to help build the next generation of software-defined networking infrastructure. We are looking for developers with an interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN), distributed control plane algorithms, network overlays, and underlay dynamic routing protocols. As a member of this team, you will be in charge of designing and implementing high performance network service functions and a control plane that scales to thousands of nodes across a wide-area-network.


What you’ll do

  • Drive the definition, design, development, and delivery of new networking features
  • Explore industry and academic research to apply new ideas
  • Troubleshoot complex customer issues that require deep understanding of network protocols and systems-level concepts

 What you should have

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in software development
  • You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and computer networking
  • You believe that C/C++ are fundamental programming languages but also believe in the right tool for getting the job done
  • You have good experience with Python programming
  • You understand Linux system internals
  • You possess a deep understanding TCP/IP 
  • You write readable, testable and maintainable code
  • Strong and clear communicator that can concisely explain complex software design considerations
  • Passion for end-to-end feature delivery and ownership with an eye on simplified configuration and management

 What will additionally help you

  • Experience with routing protocols like OSPF, BGP, RIP and RIBD for highly scalable systems
  • Experience with high performance user-mode data plane            

We think the job would require an MS or higher degree in CS or EE. But we are open to candidates with the equivalent skills. We have a supportive environment with a very well equipped lab and custom written software tools to help you succeed.

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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