Lead Engineer - SD-WAN Sustaining Engineering

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

We are looking for a Lead Engineer to join our SteelConnect team working on sustaining engineering for our SD-WAN product.  We are looking for an engineering leader with an interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN), distributed control plane algorithms, network overlays, and underlay dynamic routing protocols.



  • Lead a team of Software Engineers working on critical customer escalations
  • Definition and implementation of product improvements, analyzing and troubleshooting deployment, configuration and product issues, proposing short term workarounds and implementing product fixes.
  • This includes the functional and technical design of the software, developing and validating entire functional components and modules, collaboration with the team on integrating the product and its infrastructure, code reviews and improvement of the software development processes.
  • Collaborate with Global Support Services, R&D and Sales Engineers to diagnose and troubleshoot escalated customer issues and orchestrate development and testing of patches/hot-fixes.
  • Work with customers directly to resolve/troubleshoot issues



  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development.
  • Excellent programming skills in one or more programming languages and familiarity with others: C/C++, perl, node, javascript, Golang and Python.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent understanding of OOP principles, data structures, algorithms, design patterns, experience in analyzing requirements, creating use cases and specifications and defining software architectures.
  • Strong understanding of the software development methodologies, processes and principles.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies is a plus.
  • Good understanding of software testing techniques and passion for building quality products.


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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