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Riverbed brings the promise of digital transformation to life because we make it all work better – applications, websites, networks, data centers, branch and remote offices

Riverbed is a storied company with a 15+ year legacy of success and market leadership. Today, we’re at the center of what’s going on in the software industry, including hybrid and software-defined networking, SD-WAN, cloud and mobile applications, big data, and application and network visibility.

Best of all, as a private company now we’re like a billion-dollar start-up, successfully pivoting to meet the software-defined age head on as the leading infrastructure provider, and moving upward with momentum to new levels of revenue and profit growth.

Riverbed is a great place to work and this is a great time to be here.


The most rewarding perk at Riverbed is being able to come into the office every day and work with people I’m genuinely excited to be around.
The work hard, play hard mentality at Riverbed creates the perfect work life balance.
I get to learn something new every day and work with amazing, brilliant people - not to mention free coffee around the clock!
The trust and flexibility seen at Riverbed truly shows the investment in the development and lives of their employees.
The best part about working at Riverbed is the people. Being surrounded by such hard working employees in a fun and supportive environment creates the ultimate workplace culture.
The trust between employees and schedule flexibility at Riverbed offers the perfect work life balance.
The employees here at Riverbed are awesome. It is exciting to come into work every day and be surrounded by people who make work fun.
Riverbed is a unique and ideal workplace because it is an enterprise sized company that offers a startup feel.
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Riverbed is proud of the recognition it has received this past year. The below acknowledgment is in line with our cultural values and exemplifies why employees are proud to be part of this renowned organization that promotes and breeds diversity, personal values, and a positive work environment. These awards show that our employees have recognized our commitment to further strengthen our values as an organization, and to continue to encourage and advocate for our employees and their happiness in the workplace.

Below are some awards we have received and some information about each.

This award is produced by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal to honor Bay Area companies that have exceptional workplaces and value the contributions of their employees. The rankings are created in conjunction with our research partner, Quantum Workplace, which sent surveys directly to employees of companies that were in consideration. The rankings are numeric, based on Quantum's scoring process. Quantum receives more than 400 nominations each year which makes Riverbed for two years in a row part of a very special group of honored companies.

The Nation's Premier Awards Competition. As one of this year's national winners, Riverbed is doing our part to reflect and amplify the program's mission and guiding principles: Better Business. Richer Lives. Stronger Communities.

Riverbed pledges our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We value and recognize the leadership, training, character and discipline that our veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve bring to our company and the American workforce.

Acquisition International put forward a selection of candidates who they believed to be excelling within their Industry. They accepted third party and self-nominations which flooded in from 108,000 plus subscribers of AI Magazine and more than 700,000 businesses worldwide. Winners were determined based on the three following factors; votes received, supporting evidence supplied and in-house research. The in-house awards team is comprised of six individuals. Three of which are in a senior position on the board and are directors of the company, and three comprise of a team of researchers who undertake a lot of investigative tasks in order to build case files and present them to the board. For 2016 and 2017, Riverbed has been recognized as one of the Businesses of Distinction and featured in AI’s November issues.

Why Work at Riverbed?

10 Great Reasons to Change Your Life

1. We are recognized as a market leader and admired for our technology excellence and “products that work as advertised”.

  • Pioneered WAN Optimization with SteelHead and have led the market for 12 years – today with 54.6% market share.
  • Named a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Op for 8 consecutive years.
  • Built platform around SteelHead with solutions for end-to-end performance management for apps, networks and user experience (SteelCentral), and solutions for software-defining “edge” IT (i.e., centralizing all branch office servers, apps and data on a hyper-converged infrastructure platform in a well-managed data center) (SteelFusion).
  • We have more than 27,000 customers worldwide, including 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100.

2. We offer the industry’s most complete platform for application performance, the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.

  • Riverbed® SteelCentral™. A complete performance management and control suite that uniquely provides unified visibility spanning all aspects of user experience, application, and network performance.
  • Riverbed® SteelHead™. The industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution for accelerating delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise.
  • Riverbed® SteelFusion™. The first and only hyper-converged infrastructure solution designed to enable zero IT at the branch by centralizing 100% of branch data and servers into data centers without compromising local performance or availability.
  • Riverbed® SteelConnect™. Next-generation SD-WAN platform that provides unified LAN, WAN and cloud connectivity across the digital enterprise for fast, agile, secure application delivery.

3. We are targeting one of the fastest-growing markets ever – SD-WAN.

  • Enterprises are more than ready for a better network. Gartner expects SD-WAN uptake to grow from less than 1% of enterprises today to 30% of enterprises by the end of 2019, and IDC expects the SD-WAN market to grow from near-zero today to more than $6 billion in 2020.
  • We are very aggressively going after this early-stage market. In January, we acquired Ocedo, a leader in SD-WAN, to complement and complete SteelHead’s native SD-WAN capabilities, including application intelligence, path selection, secure transport, QoS, and visibility, with Ocedo’s cloud-to-WiFi network automation, security and management infrastructure. The result is a highly automated, instantly adaptable, enterprise-scale application delivery system that ensures fast, agile, secure application delivery from anywhere to anyone over any network.

4. With SteelConnect, we offer a unique connectivity fabric for the digital age.

  • The first SD-WAN solution to eliminate manual configuration of routers, automatically provision resources remotely based on network policy overlays, and enable easy change management across the enterprise by changing only a single policy that includes traffic, security, and port policy.
  • The first SD-WAN solution to enable the virtual design of networks based on plain-language business requirements.
  • The first SD-WAN solution to provide automated deployment and unified orchestration of networks and services with a line of secure WAN gateways, remote LAN switches, WiFi access points, and mobile clients.
  • The first SD-WAN solution to enforce the performance SLAs and security requirements for each application regardless of source or destination and enable seamless connectivity between infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud with the same global policy engine.
  • The first and only SD-WAN solution that is integrated into an architecture for application delivery in the digital age, the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.

5. We have a strong history of financial success.

  • Surpassed $1B in revenue in 2013 and have surpassed $1B the three years since.
  • A year after going private, we’ve improved already-strong growth and profit while making major investments in SD-WAN innovation.
  • We are a “billion-dollar start-up” with the agility of a start-up but the revenue and customer base of an established company.

6. We have a strong leadership team.

  • We have partnered with Thoma Bravo, one of the most successful private equity firms in the US, with over 30 years’ experience.
  • We have a new and revitalized management team to take Riverbed to the next level, hailing from a variety of backgrounds and bringing vast industry experience to our strategy and execution.

7. We have the right people and a great culture to help drive your personal contributions to and success in the company.

  • We are customer centric. We are inspired by our customers. And we work for their success by offering innovative solutions, great service and extraordinary products. We strive to make every customer interaction positive and hassle-free.
  • We are curious. Curiosity is in our DNA. We dig in and discover. We challenge assumptions. We always look for ways to improve. We’re not afraid of taking risks and asking tough questions. And we challenge anything that isn’t consistent with our values.
  • We are committed to our customers and our work. We set aggressive goals and take responsibility for the results. We believe in excellence. We believe in integrity. We believe in keeping our commitments. As a result, we deliver amazing work that our customers, partners and coworkers can rely on.
  • We are community minded. Inside and out. We encourage one another, and celebrate our successes together. We go out of our way to help others succeed – coworkers, partners, and customers alike. We support the communities in which we live, and are wholeheartedly dedicated to sustainability.
  • We collaborate. We are a tight-knit team doing great things together. We hire extraordinary people and give them freedom to succeed. We speak openly, honestly and directly. We value diversity of thought. We trust each other to do the right thing.

8. We have deep local roots and global reach, and we are expanding.

  • We are proudly based in San Francisco as the second largest tech company in the city, and we are an integral part of the community.
  • We have employees all around the world including South America, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and are always growing.
  • We are globally expanding into new markets with a focus on taking advantage of the exploding opportunity in Asia/Pac.

9. Our compensation is very competitive with great benefits including stock incentives, health plans, and 401K matching.

  • Stock incentives. While we are a private company and employees cannot trade our stock, we offer stock grants to all employees as incentives to work hard and stay. In the event we go public again or are acquired (which is our goal as a company), the stock grants can become quite valuable.
  • Health Benefits and 401K. Our benefits are very competitive. We designed our benefits to help our employees grow along with our business. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical, dental, vision flexible spending accounts, and life & disability insurance. We offer a 401k match that is 100% vested immediately.

10. We value our employees.

  • We offer our employe es tremendous career advancement, both personal and professional. We offer free trainings for all of our employees, both in person and as well as online.
  • We strive for the right work/life balance. Riverbed recognizes the need for employees to have time away from work for a variety of reasons. Therefore, Riverbed has multiple time-off allowances, both paid and unpaid. Paid time off includes vacation, holidays, jury duty, sick pay, paid parental leave, bereavement leave.

A Special Culture to Help You Realize Your Potential

We've built a culture that helps employees realize their professional goals. Our values are important to our people and our clients. Here's what we believe:

Work Environment

We work in challenging team environments where we can make a real impact on the digital transformation. The way we do business – from a flat management structure to open-seating policies – contributes to the success of our employees and our company.


We're committed to supporting a global workforce of very smart people who come together to achieve team goals. We value diversity of ideas and skills throughout our organization, and believe everyone can make a difference – from day one.


Riverbed is a diverse community of dedicated and highly talented professionals. Our inclusive and open workplace encourages everyone to share their unique contributions. Diversity is fundamental to our business and one of our greatest strengths. We rely on our employees' backgrounds and beliefs to spur creativity, enhance problem solving, and help us succeed in the global marketplace.

The Time is Now

Our fan base is growing, our foundation is stable and our innovations are transforming how the world works—which means the future holds tremendous upside for you.

Join us and help shape the software-defined age.


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Over the past year, there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, misrepresenting Riverbed in the market. People have been offered fake jobs with Riverbed requiring a payment of paperwork and/or processing fees. Riverbed never asks for a payment from job applicants and does not utilize google chat or gmail,, etc. email addresses to engage job applicants. No offer of employment letter is issued without job applicants receiving in-person interviews with Riverbed staff. By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid and ultimately prevent, unsuspecting individuals from falling victim to this scam.