Software Engineer - C++

  • San Mateo, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Viralheat is a social media and real time web analytics company offering a SaaS solution to businesses of all sizes. We are a growing and dynamic team, determined to create a powerful user experience. 

We offer excellent medical benefits, competitive compensation, equity positions and lunch delivered Monday through Wednesday. We’re currently located in San Mateo, CA and we keep a fully stocked kitchen!

Job Description

• Develop the next generation social media intelligence platform.

• Drive and participate in requirements, architecture, and design specification reviews.

• Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of real-time data collection, storage, and retrieval processes.

• Contribute to building an enterprise-class data storage, analysis and processing for Viralheat’s cloud computing infrastructure.

• Collaborate with the engineering team to design and implement product features in a fast-paced environment following agile development methodology.

• Stay ahead of scalability and performance issues.

• Use noSQL and other cutting edge technologies for solving scalability challenges with massive data sets

• Work with the management to understand user requirements and design appropriate solutions to problems at hand.

• Evaluate and integrate emerging data analytics techniques, tools and technologies.

• Blog about tips, tricks and trends in big data analysis.


• B.S, M.S., Phd Computer Science.
• Highly proficient in C/C++/Java, MySql
• Strong experience with server-side programming.
• Experience in Memcached, Membase, Couchbase is a plus.
• Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby and shell scripts.
• Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux environments.
• Knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming.
• Experience with Git.
• Proven ability to translate insights into business recommendations.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a passion for debugging and problem investigation are a must.
• Must be able to independently design code and test major features, as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex changes.
• Highly motivated and self driven who can work with minimal oversight.

Additional Information

Salary / Benefits

• You will work directly with the co-founder's of the company.
• We offer competitive salaries and full benefits, including health, dental, vacation and stock options.
• You will be an early employee and will get to make a significant impact on evolution of the company.
• We will offer relocation benefits (if you’re not currently in the Bay area) for the right candidate.

Viralheat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.