AppDynamics

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AppDynamics – Why Work For Us?

Come work at AppDynamics

At AppDynamics, we love fast. We especially love fast websites – who doesn’t? – and we love working with hundreds of customers around the world to help them speed up their apps.

If you’re a speed junkie like us – someone who loves the thrill of a fast-paced work environment, but also knows how to kick back and relax with co-workers once in a while – then you might be in luck. Because we’re growing, fast.

 

Great Company.

We're a fast-growing, pre-IPO company, and people love working here. It's exciting to work somewhere that you make a difference every day.

Great People.

At AppDynamics you’ll get to work with some of the leading talents in the application space from top-notch schools like Berkeley, Caltech, Cornell, MIT, Stanford, Waterloo and more.


                       


Great Culture.

At AppDynamics we believe in openness. Our leadership is friendly and approachable - we'd say they have an open door policy, but, well, they don't actually have doors.

Great Location.

We’re headquartered right in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. Great restaurants and great bars are only a few steps away.


                       

 


Leader - Magic Quadrant for APM, 2012


  

 

AppDynamics is led by a senior team of innovators with deep experience in application performance management, systems management, and distributed systems. With a pedigree that includes companies such as CA Wily, HP Mercury, BMC, Symantec, Vontu, Oracle, and Sun, the team has created enterprise-grade solutions deployed at thousands of organizations.

Jyoti Bansal

Founder and CEO

Jyoti founded AppDynamics in early 2008 with the vision of defining the next-generation of application performance management (APM) solutions for distributed applications running in cloud, virtual, and physical environments. Before founding AppDynamics, Jyoti led the design and architecture for several products at Wily Technology. Wily was the pioneer and leader in the Java performance diagnostics space, and was acquired by Computer Associates for $375 million. Before Wily, Jyoti worked in senior engineering roles at Datasweep (acquired by Rockwell Automation) and netLens (acquired by Microsoft through FAST/Nextpage), where he built distributed application architectures for enterprise search and data mining. Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is the lead inventor on 14 US patent applications in the field of distributed applications management.
 

Joe Sexton

President of Worldwide Field Operations

Joe joined AppDynamics in 2012 and is responsible for all field operations, including sales, marketing, business development and customer success. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Joe was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at McAfee, where he was responsible for $2.5 billion in annual sales and managed an organization of 2,000 people. Under his leadership McAfee doubled its sales, resulting in a $7.7 billion acquisition by Intel in 2011. Before joining McAfee, Joe served as Senior Vice President of the Americas at Mercury Interactive, where he helped triple sales to $1 billion by establishing Mercury’s leadership in the Enterprise market. While there, Hewlett Packard acquired Mercury Interactive in 2006 for $4.5 billion. Joe has also held executive sales positions at EMC, Integrated Concepts, and CA Technologies. Joe graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
 

Hatim Shafique

Vice President of Customer Success and Operations

Hatim joined Appdynamics as the first hire to help support customer success. Since then he has helped build a world-class organization that has produced groundbreaking Net Promoter Score results, indicating strong customer satisfaction and loyalty among the AppDynamics customer base. As VP of Customer Success and Operations, Hatim is responsible for helping customers through technical support and continuous education & enablement; he is also responsible for SAAS & IT operations as well as sales enablement engineering. Before joining Appdynamics, Hatim was Director of Quality Engineering at CA Wily where he helped build and grow the onshore and offshore quality engineering teams and led the overall quality initiative for the Wily APM product suite including their flagship Introscope product. Hatim also played a key role in Wily's expansion into .Net and End User Monitoring. Before joining Wily, Hatim held several development and QE positions working on Java /J2EE products. Hatim holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
 

Bhaskar Sunkara

Vice President of Product Management

As VP of Product Management, Bhaskar is responsible for product management, user experience, and field engineering enablement at AppDynamics. Bhaskar also drives AppDynamics' Customer-centric Innovation methodology to combine customer feedback with fast-paced innovation. Bhaskar was an original founder of AppDynamics and served as Director of Engineering responsible for all product development. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Bhaskar was Lead Engineer at Wily Technology, where he pioneered a dynamic instrumentation engine as well as the company's product expansion into .NET. Prior to that, he was Lead Engineer for Pramati Technologies, where he was one of the key people behind the design and development of their J2EE Application Server. Bhaskar received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras University.

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    I worked at AppDynamics as a contractor (less than an year)

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    Management was very down to earth, friendly, and capable of cutting through BS. Work-life balance was also good--the focus was on accomplishing whatever tasks had been set.

    Cons

    This is in some ways a pro, but I actually enjoyed working with every manager I interacted with more than my non-manager level co-workers. Many of my co-workers were surprisingly unfriendly or perhaps simply somewhat socially awkward and uninteresting. This con did not, of course, apply to every coworker, though, and I would still recommend this company.

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AppDynamics Interviews

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Updated Dec 7, 2014

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    Got contacted through AngelList. I had the best HR experience ever as she was super nice and gave me every single detail about the interview and compensation and everything else. I had 2 phone interviews. Both were technical in nature. Very basic data structures based questions. My first interview went poorly because the interviewer wasnt able to communicate properly. He asked me to implement a function that returns an integer and I did. Then he said that suppose we call this function 10 million times, how can we optimize it? I started working on improving the function that I wrote. He was not satisfied and then he told me that using HashMap is the right way to optimize. But, what he meant was to use HashMap to store returned 10 million integers and not how to optimize the existing function that returns those integers 1 by 1. There was a lot of miscommunication with that person which I believe led to my rejection. My other interview was not the best but it was satisfactory.
    It is a hot company right now because they are releasing an IPO soon. So, better get those RSUs before they launch!
    +1 for their hiring team as they provide you feedback as well!

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AppDynamics Awards & Accolades

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Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For, Glassdoor, 2014
Magic Quadrant for APM, Gartner, 2012
The Top 20 Cloud Software & Apps Vendors, CRN, 2011
#1 Cloud Computing Company and CEO To Work For, Forbes, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.appdynamics.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Applications are taking over the world. Everything you do these days is handled by an application, from buying Superbowl tickets to paying for dinner. At AppDynamics, we build software that helps make these applications go faster. If you join us (and we hope you will) you’ll be involved with innovation every day, working on a product that affects millions of people – from the ops teams that are in charge of the applications to the people that use them.

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