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Sr. Software Engineer C/C++ (Networking & Distributed Systems)

at Aspera in Emeryville, CA   —   Mar 21, 2014   |  
Overview
Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Founded in 2004 and experiencing remarkable growth, Aspera is profitable, privately held and headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale and serves more than 1,700 customers across all industries that need to move large volumes of data over wide area networks in practical timeframes, such as enterprise IT, games and software development, government, legal & eDiscovery, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas.

High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe.

We are seeking an extremely talented Senior Software Engineer with superb design and implementation skills to join our core engineering team, with an emphasis on building the next generation platform for Aspera’s high performance transfer technology integrating with cloud object stores and providing automatic configuration, scaling and management.
Responsibilities
As a key member of our engineering team, you will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction, conception, and implementation of our core protocols and new products in the next generation platform for Aspera’s transfer technology integrating with cloud object stores, cloud based applications and provide automatic configuration, scaling (for millions of users) and management. The job is ideal for an experienced C++ Engineer interested in an open-ended challenge in a company with cutting edge cloud based technology, and an opportunity to make a difference in terms of technical invention and market impact.
Candidates with new product development and a strong research background are encouraged to apply!!
Experience
At least 5 years of professional software development experience, or 3 years for M.S. applicants.
Ability to thrive in a self-starter, non-hierarchical environment, achieving results on tight timeline.
Skills
Strong knowledge of C/C++ (Java a plus), and experienced with standard Windows, Unix, and Mac development environments and tools.
Proven experience building highly robust, scalable software systems.
Specific experience building large-scale, distributed software platforms with specific knowledge of modern cloud storage platforms, APIs is a plus
Strong understanding of user access control, security and federated authorization approaches for distributed environments.
Experience with Networking, TCP/IP is desired
Knowledge of scalable “big data” data store design and management approaches is a desired
Experience in kernel-level network and file system programming desired
Knowledge of mobile engineering in Android and iOS is a plus
Contribution to, or leadership of open source projects desirable (submit your google code or github profile!).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
A desire to create a lasting, high-quality software platform that truly revolutionizes network data delivery.
Education
B.S. or greater in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline (M.S. or PhD in Networking/ Systems Engineering is a huge plus).
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