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Size 50 to 149 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Aspera – Why Work For Us?

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Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. With the unstoppable explosion of Big Data in a world where IT and networking infrastructures are more diverse and flexible than ever, Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale.

At the root of Aspera’s success lies our innovative, patented, highly efficient bulk data transport technology: fasp™ (fast, adaptive, secure protocol). This technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Consistently ranked first in every WAN transfer throughput benchmark it was ever evaluated in, fasp outperforms software and hardware WAN acceleration solutions alike.

With more than 1,700 customers and over 16,000 active software licenses being used worldwide, Aspera serves 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. A pioneer in the enablement of high-speed, data-intensive workflows throughout the enterprise, Aspera has unlocked the cloud for big data with high-performance digital transport, now available on demand.

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 software can be purchased directly from us and through an expansive network of reselling partners worldwide. In addition to offering a complete portfolio of software products and a comprehensive SDK platform, Aspera provides engineering services to support the custom-tailored implementation of our solutions and transfer technology in all types of enterprises. We always welcome opportunities for strategic alliances and partnerships with cutting-edge companies large and small.

Our philosophy of innovation is fused into Aspera’s DNA, always top of mind with our team, and built into the core technology and software products that fuel the company’s consistent and rapid growth. The company’s co-founders, Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, selected the name Aspera to express the universal ideals or hope and aspiration through challenges. From the Latin roots "asper" meaning "rough" or "hard", and "spera" meaning "hope", and mottos like "ad astra per aspera" (to the stars through hard ways), Aspera describes our aspiration to create substantial core technologies that solve the difficult problems in network data delivery.


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No Offer – Interviewed in May 2014 Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interview Details – Recruiter sent the code challenge for first level screening. Giving 1~2 days to write the program in the language you claim as you skilled best. Submit the results and the code to be determined if goes to next round.Full Interview

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Life or death with the result of running the code. Answer Question

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Aspera Awards & Accolades

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Best of FOSE, GCN, 2011
The Structure 50 List, GigaOM, 2011
Visionary Product Award, Storage Visions, 2010
Best of Show Award, BIO-IT World, 2009
Best in Bandwidth Optimization, Network Products Guide, 2008
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