Creating the Software Foundation For Cloud-Networked Systems

Anyone who has developed software for scalable cloud-networked systems that manage distributed state knows how difficult the process can be. The software takes too long to develop, is too expensive to evolve, and is prone to failures. In the new landscape of embedded systems and cloud applications with relentless demands for more features and higher performance from software, something has to change. And it will.

Meet OptumSoft.

By introducing innovations in distributed state management, inter-process communication, and high availability, OptumSoft has taken the pain out of large-scale cloud application development where many processes need to work cooperatively. Now, network equipment makers, Internet of Things developers and connected-car technology suppliers can rapidly build and deploy robust solutions that interact seamlessly with cloud-scale systems while operating in resource-constrained environments with critical time constraints.

Cloud providers build their computing and network infrastructures around the principles that system components will fail, and that the way to provide scalable continuously available user services is to design their systems so that component failures don’t take down the overall systems. The hardware part of this is easy, but until now, making resilient applications software has been an arcane art.

OptumSoft software and professional services make these capabilities available to everybody. OptumSoft’s technology is already widely used in network switching systems. OptumSoft also powers the back end database of one of the largest online game companies in the world.

We have several new services and products that are ready for rollout, and we are looking for organizations to join our expanding family of users, vendors, and partners.

If you want to shape the future of software development – and redefine how people write software – OptumSoft wants to hear from you. We’re looking for candidates with expertise in software engineering, systems and applications. We have full-time and part-time positions in our offices in Menlo Park, California, and Bangalore, India.

Please e-mail us at jobs@optumsoft.com regarding jobs at OptumSoft. Principals only please; inquiries from other parties concerning hiring or otherwise are not being fielded at this time.

Job Title: Software Engineer (multiple)

OptumSoft has openings for talented software developers interested in working in an energetic and unencumbered environment on an emerging technology. We look to hire strong candidates with a strong systems-level understanding of software development technologies with depth and interest in one or more of the following domains:

  • Distributed systems and services
  • Cloud technologies (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Language design and compiler technologies
  • Domain-specific application development
  • Embedded and real-time systems

Candidates must have experience with C++ and object oriented methodologies. Furthermore, we look for individuals with strong communication, teamwork, and initiative skills. An advanced degree in Computer Science and Engineering or equivalent is recommended.

Interested candidates, please send your resume to jobs@OptumSoft.com. We have offices in Menlo Park, CA and in Bangalore, India. We are hiring for local full-time employees. OptumSoft is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Software Engineer (Job ID #814)

Job Description:

OptumSoft seeks a Software Engineer for our Menlo Park, California office to understand existing software infrastructure and extend and support it by designing, implementing, and maintaining product software technology for our distributed systems development platform. The position requires a Masters degree and 1 year experience to include knowledge of operating systems, distributed systems, computer networking, C++ programming, object-oriented programming, performance evaluation and compilers. Please send your resume to: jobs@optumsoft.com. You must reference Job #814 in all correspondence.


OptumSoft, Inc., based in Menlo Park, California, is a developer of innovative solutions that enable enterprises to quickly and inexpensively develop high-performing, scalable cloud-networked applications.

OptumSoft enables developers of enterprise cloud applications and embedded software to create highly reliable, scalable modular systems that get to production quickly with low risk, high agility and operational efficiency. OptumSoft lets companies on the forefront of technological innovation quickly integrate high-performing, cloud-based applications into their products.


Dr. Henk Goosen, President and CEO

Henk Goosen has had a distinguished career as a CEO and engineering executive developing advanced technologies at public and private companies. Henk previously spent six years as director of software engineering for Sun Microsystems after the acquisition of Kealia, Inc. where Henk was an engineering executive. Before that he was founder and CEO of Visual Information Systems. Goosen earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and served as an associate professor of computer science at the University of Cape Town. He has a master’s degree in computer sciences from the University of Witwatersrand and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University.

Dr. David R. Cheriton, Founder

David Cheriton is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and head of the Distributed Systems Group in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Cheriton co-founded Arista Networks, Inc., Kealia, Inc. (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco), and was also an early investor in Google, Inc. He was presented with the SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "...for his contributions in data networking and systems, and for his keen talent for questioning the assumptions behind all our work." Professor Cheriton was listed on the Forbes Midas List, a roster of the best dealmakers in technology venture capital published yearly by Forbes Magazine.

Email: info@optumsoft.com


OptumSoft, Inc.
200 Middlefield Road, Suite 112
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States
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