Think fast!

Allow me to introduce myself, I am a recruiter seeking very senior software engineers/developers, C/C++ (like you!), who are passionate about cloud computing, virtualization, storage and other cutting edge technology related to network optimization and who realize the importance of data integrity.  Riverbed Technology’s  “think fast” is moving to the cloud.  Consider joining our elite team creating version one products that will accelerate networking and storage in the cloud.

Please take a moment to check out our products www.riverbed.com and positions (read down). Thanks for taking the time and please contact me at your earliest convenience,

Best Regards,
Joe.Litvin@riverbed.com
Mobile: 925.817.0563    Desk: 415.247.6340
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OPEN POSITIONS
The Storage Group includes: New Products, Storage, Networking & Cloud Computing

  • 2263 Software development engineer – Cloud Storage (Data De-Duplication)
  • 2195  File Systems/Storage Software Engineer – Cloud
  • 2196  Infrastructure Software Engineer – Cloud/Enterprise Storage (New Products)
  • 2546  Software Performance Engineer – Cloud Storage

Job Descriptions

2263 – Software development engineer – Cloud Storage (Data De-Duplication)

Riverbed is seeking experienced software engineers to be part of our ‘start-up’ style teams for building innovative products. These new products leverage Riverbed’s proven expertise in the domains of data deduplication, storage, networking and virtualization. You will be part of a fast paced and tightly knit team which prides in its innovative skills and ability to deliver high quality systems in short time spans.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and building system software for v1.0 of the product.
  • Surveying the technical landscape for complementary and competing solutions.
  • Contributing to product requirements and planning.

Requirements:

  • BS/MS/PhD in CS or EE
  • Proven ability to write high quality systems software in C and C++ and corresponding test infrastructure (Python, Perl, shell scripting)
  • Solid working knowledge of Unix based operating systems (file systems, networking and kernel internals).
  • Extensive experience with in-memory and on-disk data structures and algorithms, especially de-deduplication and compression algorithms.
  • Prior experience with developing file systems, databases and backup/archival systems is a strong plus.

2195 File Systems Software Engineer – Cloud/Enterprise Storage (New products)
Riverbed is seeking several talented engineers with a deep interest in managing large amounts of data across a widely distributed environment this includes data repository design, network protocols, high availability and storage design.  You will be part of a fast paced and tightly knit team which prides in its innovative skills and ability to deliver high quality systems in short time spans. These new products leverage Riverbed’s proven expertise in the domains of storage, networking, virtualization and file system optimization.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, coding and building critical components for v1.0 of the product.
  • Interface with customers and help determine the feature set for next generation of the product.

Specific Job Requirements:

  •  BS/MS/PhD in CS or EE
  • Proven ability to write high quality systems software in C and C++ and corresponding test infrastructure.
  • Solid working knowledge of Unix based operating systems (file systems, networking and kernel internals).
  • Extensive experience with in-memory and on-disk data structures and algorithms.
  • Prior experience with developing file systems, databases and Storage Network systems is a strong plus.
  • Enthusiastic, positive personality who should be self-directed.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. is a San Francisco and Sunnyvale company, with excellent salary, options and benefits. Location : San Francisco OR Sunnyvale

2196 Infrastructure Software Engineer – Cloud/Enterprise Storage (New Products)

Riverbed is seeking several talented engineers with a deep interest in managing large amounts of data across a widely distributed environment this includes data repository design, network protocols, high availability and storage design. You will be part of a fast paced and tightly knit team which prides in its innovative skills and ability to deliver high quality systems in short time spans. These new products leverage Riverbed’s proven expertise in the domains of storage, networking, virtualization and file system optimization.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, coding and building critical components for v1.0 of the product.
  • Interface with customers and help determine the feature set for next generation of the product.

Specific Job Requirements:

  •  BS/MS/PhD in CS or EE
  • Proven ability to write high quality systems software in C and C++ and corresponding test infrastructure.
  • Solid working knowledge of Unix based operating systems (file systems, networking and kernel internals).
  • Enthusiastic, positive personality who should be self-directed.
  • The successful candidate will also have experience with one or several of the following:
  • Multi-threaded systems programming
  • Asynchronous event model programming
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Scalable external data structures
  • Distributed systems and high-availability
  • Design experience exposing APIs

Location : San Francisco OR Sunnyvale

2546  Software Performance Engineer – Cloud Storage
Riverbed is seeking experienced software engineers to be part of our ‘start-up’ style teams for building innovative products. These new products leverage Riverbed’s proven expertise in the domains of data deduplication, storage, networking and virtualization. You will be part of a fast paced and tightly knit team which prides in its innovative skills and ability to deliver high quality systems in short time spans.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and building system software for v1.0 of the product
  • Run performance benchmarks, analyze and improve performance regressions
  • Surveying the technical landscape for complementary and competing solutions
  • Contributing to product requirements and planning

Requirements:

  • BS/MS/PhD in CS or EE
  • Proven ability to write high quality systems software in C and C++ and corresponding test infrastructure (Python, Perl, shell scripting, etc)
  • Experience in identifying bottlenecks for scalability and performance
  • Experience with high-performance tuning and advanced algorithms
  • Solid working knowledge of Unix based operating systems (file systems, networking and kernel internals)
  • Extensive experience with in-memory and on-disk data structures and algorithms, especially de-deuplication and compression algorithms
  • Prior experience with developing file systems, databases and backup/archival systems is a strong plus

Location : San Francisco OR Sunnyvale
Contact: Joe.Litvin@riverbed.com 415.247.6340

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Full Time Job Opportunities – San Francisco

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT –  San Francisco Software development company, web 2.0.  Fortune 100 clients & investors.  Looking for successful software development management in the online B2B, B2C, or DCT space, gaming experience preferred.  Strong Java springs experience.

SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE DEVELOPER – software development health 2.0 – This QA team needs someone who can develop test plans, test cases for both black box and automation testing, tool and test framework development and put QA best practices process in place,  and produce 3 week sprint projects.

Joseph Litvin & Associates, Technical & Professional Search

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Technical and Professional Job Openings

SVP Engineering, San Francisco

Software development company founded by  former head of Google health is now improving lives via web portals!  If you are passionate about start-ups,   experienced in scaling up web products and you excel at managing software teams and truly want to help people improve their health; contact me at your earliest convenience.  JosephLitvin@gmail.com  925.817.0563

Director of Utility Product Management. Virtual Continental USA World leader in Relationship Management has rolled out Customer Information System, Seeking Director who will define, plan, develop and rollout company’s utility CIS products and solutions.

Senior Technical Project Manager. San Francisco.  Professional Services Company provides strategic internet solutions / infrastructure /software and system development. Manage large-scale projects across multiple organizations. Define, plan, and direct.

Creative Project Manager. San Francisco.  Professional Services Company provides strategic internet solutions / infrastructure /software and system development. Manage creative projects from concept through delivery; define project parameters, setting and managing project schedules and resources for multiple custom web applications and enterprise-scale custom web applications.

Relay Coordination Engineer. Houston.  Fortune 500 Energy Engineering, BSEE Power engineer with high voltage, protective relay configuration and substation experience.

Joseph Litvin & Associates, Technical & Professional Search
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Job Opportunities…Fortune 500 & Start-ups

Help Wanted, full time job opportunities: start ups and fortune 500:  Engineer, Developer, I.T. Infrastructure, Account Manager, SAP Implementation

Job Opportunities: California, Virginia, Chicago, San Jose, Modesto, Minnetonka, MN
September 1, 2010 email / call today!

Joseph Litvin & Associates
Executive Search, Technical/Professional Search Services
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  1. Java DeveloperModesto, CA: design, code, test, implement, J2EE, server knowledge: IDE, RAD, SQL, Oracle, MS SQL
  2. Quantitative Solutions Manager, San Jose, CA. Develop, implement analytics, modeling within complex ecommerce
  3. Senior Product Marketing Mgr, Santa Clara,CA Wilmington,DE Englewood,CO. chromatography instruments.
  4. C# / C++ Developer, Minnetonka, MN developing clinical SW apps. medical visualization: MR, PET, and US modalities.
  5. IT Solutions  Sales & Implementation. Chicago SAP/ORACLE Solution Sales Mgr
  6. Power engineer. Houston.Energy Engineering, protective relay configuration & coordination, high voltage. Substation
  7. VMware Infrastructure Engineer. Northern. VA. Storage, VCP, MCSE or equivalent experience
  8. Account  Manager. Central CA Valley /Reno Servicing and expanding sales. Minimal overnight travel.

Business partners = successful recruiting

A prospective client recently asked me a key question “how do you build partnerships with your hiring managers’ bosses?”  A topic of this magnitude is worth taking a few moments to reflect upon.

Successful recruiting requires that trusting relationships be built with all of my peers, direct reports, co-workers, hiring managers, hiring manager’s boss, administrative assistants, background vendors, and everyone around my work product.  If I leave anyone out of the loop my offers might get dusty awaiting someone’s attention.

Finding out my partners’ calendar preferences is crucial.  Do they prefer email, phone, face to face, or a simple invitation to read my blog to keep the communication open?  Whatever mode works for them, I figure it out and use it.  Having quick meetings with specific subjects in mind on a regular basis is a great way to build relationships, but be careful as too many meetings may get you labeled a time waster.  By working around other people’s schedule and valuing their time I build trusting business partnerships and this enhances my talent acquisition capabilities.  What about the executive that is too busy to meet with me but would like to know what is going on?

Some of my partners are too far up the ladder to meet with me on a regular basis.  For these very important people I send them a short email with a link to my blog.  It is surprising how many senior vice presidents will take the time to read a brief blog; they appreciate knowing what is going on in talent acquisition.   For example:

Dear SVP:

Check out my article “business partnering and its effect on recruiting”, only 285 words! https://recruitersrecruiter.wordpress.com/ Regards, Joe~~

I have considered her time by keeping it short and sweet.  By keeping the communication line open and taking other peoples’ schedules into consideration I have shown that I value their time and vice versa.  People begin to understand how I think, how I work and most importantly they begin to trust me.

Talent acquisition is hard work; building trusting business partnerships insures that when I need a door opened my senior vice president or the director of engineering will be there for me.

Happy hunting,

Joseph Litvin

Improving recruitment, one candidate at a time
925.817.0563
JosephLitvin@gmail.com

Game Developers Hi5 is hot

Hi5 – the Shining Star at The Game Developers Conference

March 10, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – Moscone Center

Alex St. John presented Hi5’s business model to an overcrowded room of 200-300 game developers in a private presentation yesterday at the GDF.  I was in awe of  Alex’s depth, strategy and business model, a social gaming platform that offers developers the opportunity and backing to make a buck with the support of a team of pros.  One caveat, game developers need to be able to develop games that “don’t suck”.

Mr. St. John’s presentation offered a future for game developers, analogous to Zumba “it’s a party not exercise”; developers can have fun and make money!  Hi5 has a powerful team to back up gaming developers.

Hi5’s presentation showed Facebook as boring as going to church and Hi5 like clubbing all night long! In Hi5’s virtual reality you don’t have to worry who is watching, you are someone else in a virtual reality social game site!  Check it out!

I tested the analogy on a couple of teenage gamers when I got home. I guided them to the Hi5 site, sat back and observed.  They went wild, it WAS a party! They were laughing and even rolling on the floor.  “Hobo Prison Brawl” was easy to navigate and loaded in a few seconds.  I wasn’t especially pleased with what the prisoners were doing to each other, but this is not church, this is online social gaming! Hi5 IS more like a party! Want to go to church?  Log on to Facebook.  Wanna go clubbing and party all night long? Log on to Hi5!

Hi5 offers developers:

  • Free promotion to 50 million users
  • Revenue share on virtual currency and ads
  • Access to over 60 payment methods worldwide
  • Super-charged viral channels
  • New APIs that minimize integration work

Hi5 is a gaming site that offers fun to the public and a chance for developers to grow and get rich.  The SF Business Times noted that Hi5 recently acquired Big Six for an undisclosed amount and that the Big Six founders, Kevin Gliner, Monty Kerr and Chad Hansing are moving to SF.  SF should roll out the red carpet for this type of talent. Mayor Gavin Newsom, how about a key to the city for Hi5?

Alex has assembled the dream team:

  • Dave Long, CEO & Co-founder, Exponential Entertainment
  • Steve Victorino, President & COO, Immortal Games
  • Matt Wilson, Founder, Detonator Games
  • Kevin Kanarek, Online Content & Strategy Guru
  • Lou Moore, Director of Engineering

Game developers the message is this, do you understand LARPING, know how to develop games with great content that are multi-player, connectable on the social graph with Flash and Java?  Then partner with Hi5 and you have a shot at fame and fortune! Game developers, get busy, create games that “don’t suck” and start working with Hi5!

Joseph Litvin, Senior Recruiter & Strategist
Improving Talent Acquisition one candidate at a time

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Monster swallows and Dice rolls

Dice has come out with a revolutionary tool that may change the way job boards operate. Dice hosted NextTek to celebrate its new beta product, a new social media tool and treat their candidates to a great evening. Monster, the 500 pound Goliath may be too busy swallowing HotJobs to even take note.  Dice beta promises to connect hiring managers and recruiters with a Twitter type social media communications tool.  Only time will tell if it succeeds.  I for one will be watching.  I  predict that Dice will be the first and then Monster or Google will come in for the kill.  A textbook tactic, reminds me of 1997 when Phillip Morris, Sara Lee and Noah crushed The Bagel King and the Bay Area lost its only real bagel.

Meanwhile, 70 companies are currently testing Dice’s Beta,  check it out at Dice.com it is live as we speak.  Will social media revolutionize the job boards or will candidates tweet us into oblivion?

Being the only recruiter at NextTek I felt like a rooster in the hen house! Where were all the other recruiters? One of the big takeaways from the Nexttek luminaries was the future holds a marriage of reality and technology. The recruiters who did not turn out better think twice next time Dice hosts an event, the message is leave your technology when the opportunity for face to face is offered! Dice offered a tasty buffet, no host bar, and the opportunity to network with hundreds of candidates, face to face in a very relaxed atmosphere.  The Dice sales team and executives flew out all the way from Iowa. If this were not enough, Dice raffled off six Amazon Kindels and six Apple i-pods and I WON A KINDEL! Thanks Dice. It pays to have your resume on Dice!

Check out Dice’s new Beta version and be sure to click on the links below and  check the four speakers predictions, they are all brilliant. I’m following all four of them on Twitter.

Thank you Dice for hosting a great event and good luck with your Beta version! Keep those dice a rolling, Monster is way too busy swallowing Hotjobs to even know what you are up to!