Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • Vice President Engineering

    Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale
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  • Company Overview

    With a powerful combination of Digital Experience, Cloud Networking, and Cloud Edge solutions, Riverbed – The Digital Performance Company –  provides a modern IT architecture for the digital enterprise, delivering new levels of operational agility and visibility, while dramatically accelerating business performance and outcomes. As businesses transform digitally and experiment with new technologies, they partner with Riverbed to push boundaries, increase performance, and rethink possible.


    Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue and 30,000+ customers – including 98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100.

    About this Position


    Vice President Engineering


    Reporting directly to the SVP SteelHead, SteelConnect and SteelFusion Engineering, the VP Engineering will be a member of the department’s leadership team and is responsible for executing platform and application engineering for Riverbed’s three key product lines. This person must have a proven track record of successful product delivery of enterprise software and have a reputation for driving change, delivering results and team member mentoring.  Riverbed is looking for an innovative leader that has experience in technologies and can lead all worldwide engineering efforts. This person will be accountable for the stability and scalability of our product platforms.


    The VP Engineering will lead a talented multi-site engineering team focused on the management and development of our SteelHead, SteelFusion, SteelConnect product lines. You will help shape the vision for our next generation products in collaboration with key Riverbed and customer stakeholders. Riverbed’s open and supportive environment will allow you to learn from and influence teams working on all parts of the Riverbed organization. Being hands on will be critical to success in this position.  Importantly, this person must be capable of growing, developing and managing a large, high performance engineering organization with open communications and transparency.


    Primary responsibilities:

    • Lead and drive SteelHead, SteelFusion, SteelConnect engineering strategy and direction including short and long range goals and where to make investments.
    • Collaborate with SVP/GM President, Product Management teams and leaders across functions to define future product offerings.
    • Work actively in product development and lead in the trenches as needed, providing innovative solutions to real engineering problems and serving as an example to staff.
    • Lead and build a first-class engineering team, hiring and retaining A level talent and developing the team’s industry knowledge, technical proficiencies and essential soft-skills.
    • Maintain and enhance software quality by various methods including lean startup principles, agile methodologies, XP and continuous delivery.
    • Integrate plans into and drive execution of new product launches and continuous product enhancements.  Collaborate with internal Riverbed business units (Marketing and Sales) and external client groups in pursuit of superior market leading product development to crease and enhance products our customers will value.


    Professional Experience and Skills:


    • 10+ years in a Sr. Director or VP of Engineering Role.
    • Familiar with the Networking, SDN/SD-WAN space and knowledge of best practices with regards to SDLC.
    • Knowledge of best practices with regards to SDLC
    • Proven track record of providing result driven results
    • Entrepreneurial and comfortable in a fast-moving, results-driven environment that includes a background in both small and large engineering development organizations.
    • Successful track record of defining and executing innovative development projects which have had major impact on company performance.
    • Experienced and strong supporter of the agile methodology of software development.
    • Prioritize and allocate resources against an array of simultaneously-running projects, with appropriate analysis, along with bringing major new features or price points all the way from conception to market and into ongoing maintenance.
    • Strong understanding of current and emerging technologies such as cloud computing.
    • Great written and oral communication skills including the ability to present ideas on both the technical and business sides and at the executive, customer, intercompany and team levels.
    • Engaging personal style with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a predisposition towards mentoring staff and encouraging their professional career development.
    • Self-directed with the ability to make strategic, complex and difficult decisions at all times.
    • Advanced technical/engineering degree; MBA is helpful.
    • Strong strategic thinking ability and demonstrated business acumen.
    • Track record of managing product lines, budgets, staffing levels and achieving

    About Riverbed

    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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