Sandvine – Why Work For Us?

A Modern Day Tale of Innovation

The Sandvine story begins in June 2001 in Waterloo, Ontario; a thriving community and technology hub an hour West of Toronto.  Named in 2007 as the World’s Top Intelligent Community for prosperity rooted in broadband and information technology, Waterloo overcame a declining economy and fostered a culture of learning, spawning a climate of growth in the region which now boasts a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies.

This success was earned due—in no small part—to the University of Waterloo.  Built on a foundation of science, engineering and math, a globally recognized cooperative education program, and a progressive intellectual property policy, the University of Waterloo has paved the way for many successful technology start-ups in the region.  Waterloo is also home to two other leading schools:  Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Emboldened by Cisco’s historic acquisition of start-up PixStream in December of 2000, the Sandvine founding team was afforded a unique opportunity and the timing was right.  Sandvine opened its doors on June 11, 2001, and despite grim statistics of start-up failures at the time, adapted to market needs, thanks to a series of industry firsts.

It is Sandvine's pioneering spirit that drives a continued focus on innovation.  For the team of nearly 500 strong—spanning the globe and representing diverse cultures and interests—and a list of customers our competitors surely envy, it continues to be one exhilarating ride. 


Team members show their spirit on Sandvine Green Day

Our Story Continues

With an original toehold in North American cable as the building block of the business, it is through continued investment in research and development that our capacity to solve a breadth of problems across all network access types in all geographies has grown, allowing us to differentiate as a highly-specialized solution in a crowded competitive field.  

Our Solution

Sandvine provides a single platform to introduce unified, standards-compliant network policy control into any fixed, mobile or converged access network, at any scale.  Our feature breadth is unmatched, and by focusing exclusively on communications service providers (CSPs) we are able to comprehensively understand and anticipate the unique challenges network operators face.

How can this help you?

Our customers get earlier access to a wider range of tools and more powerful capabilities, allowing for countless use cases across a range of business needs with the benefits of providing actionable business insghts, increasing revenue generation, and reducing network costs.  From measuring video quality of experience (QoE), to deploying new subscriber services using our integrated charging capabilities, to extending infrastructure lifetime; we’ve got the solution for you.

The Innovation and Market Leader in Network Policy Control

An unmatched commitment to research and development delivers the industry-first, exclusive and standards-compliant solutions that let our customers out-maneuver their competition. From being first in the world to utilize peer-to-peer caching, to inventing stateful traffic redirection, to tracking the rise of video streaming, to supporting standards-based next-generation service innovation use cases across all access technologies, Sandvine has led the way and will continue to do so.

The market has recognized this commitment to innovation and technology excellence, and we’re excited to be chosen by leading operators worldwide. Check out our global footprint below highlighting our public reference customers:  



Sandvine can offer what others can't.

A better experience.

As a leader in the broadband network equipment industry, Sandvine solutions enable Service Providers to deliver quality experiences for Internet customers around the world. And that quality experience is no exception for our Sandvine team members. Working at Sandvine, you will have the opportunity to develop and support solutions with real business impact to our global customers. Your ideas will be heard and transpire into reality, helping to shape tomorrow's internet.

Sandvine. A career experience like no other.


Sandvine Reviews

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  • A great place for engineers to grow. Limited opportunity for others.

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    Collaborative and fun work environment. Really smart people.


    There are very few - if any - opportunities for advancement or even lateral movement for anyone that is non-technical. A great company to work, nice people, awesome CEO. However, not a company where you can stay for the long-term for those that are non-technical, ambitious and want to advance. It is unfortunate because it really is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on growth and development opportunities for non-technical team members. All employment opportunities should be posted as a standard practice. There have been a few instances where new people have been brought in without the job being posted. There are people internally who are eager to take on new roles and responsibilities. They should always have the option to apply.

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    I interviewed at Sandvine in August 2014.


    Through college placement cell. Total 3 rounds . 1 written test. 2 Techincal. First round questions were from DSA. Some linked list questions. Basic network and OS. Asked me to explain the complete path a packet follow in the network topology before it reaches the destination. I os about semaphores.

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    • Design a memory management algo where the user will allocate memory with in 80-700. Total fragmentation should me minimum.   Answer Question

Sandvine Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Canada (over 100 employees) , Great Place to Work Institute, 2013
Best Workplaces in Canada (50-999 Employees) , Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
Best Workplaces in Canada , Great Place to Work Institute, 2009
Best Workplaces in Canada , Great Place to Work Institute, 2008
Best Workplaces in Canada , Great Place to Work Institute, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Waterloo, Canada
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (SVC)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Sandvine is the global leader in network policy control solutions that empower fixed, mobile and converged access communications service providers (CSPs) to increase revenue, reduce network costs and gain vital business intelligence insight. Sandvine provides a unified platform to efficiently deliver many integrated solutions across all access technologies and at any network scale. Powered by Sandvine’s Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine’s networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy ... More

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    Sandvine Named Mobile Market Leader by ABI Research

    Waterloo, ON; February 2, 2015 - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that it has been named market leader by ABI Research in its competitive assessment of " DPI and Traffic Management " for the mobile market.