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SS8 Networks Overview

www.ss8.com
Milpitas, CA
51 to 200 employees
1999
Company - Private
Telecommunications
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Our understanding of communication flows and analytics starts with our founding as an IP packet signaling company in 1999.

Over the next decade, SS8 evolved into a global expert in next-gen networks and a trusted network compliance solution to five of the ... Read more

Mission: SS8 supplies Enterprises, Governments, and Service Providers with Communications Analytics and Network Forensics solutions, called Communications insight.

SS8 Networks – Why Work For Us?


Over the following decade, SS8 evolved into a global expert in next-generation networks and a trusted network compliance solution to five of the world’s largest service providers.

We dramatically expanded our solution portfolio in 2011 with Intellego, a next generation communication analytics platform, and SS8 sensors capable of monitoring high speed communication flows and generating enriched High-Definition Records (HDRs) from those flows. These capabilities became the technology foundation for six of the 10 largest law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the world to identify, track and apprehend suspects-of-interests (SOI) in today’s complex communication environment.

In 2016, we took our proven technology and extensive understanding of investigative workflows to the enterprise with the introduction of SS8 BreachDetect. SS8 BreachDetect is a time machine for breach detection, providing companies the unique ability to rewind and pinpoint the “devices-of-interest” in finding, tracking and stopping breaches.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DENNIS HAAR

Dennis has been in the high technology industry for over 30 years, with leadership roles in global networking, voice, and computing companies. Prior to SS8, Dennis was president and CEO of GoDigital Corporation, a leading provider of line-powered broadband network access products. Before GoDigital, he was president and COO at Aspect Communications, a provider of contact center solutions. During his 11-year tenure at Aspect, he held multiple executive positions in marketing, sales and engineering as the company evolved from a start-up to a publicly owned entity with over $500 million in revenue. Earlier, Dennis worked in various managerial roles of increasing importance at Rolm Corporation and Hewlett Packard. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.


PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICE

FAIZEL LAKHANI

 Faizel has extensive experience in data security, network  security, switching, routing, and Voice over IP technologies in  both enterprise and service provider markets. Prior to SS8,  Faizel was the vice president of Data Loss Prevention at McAfee,  where he was responsible for the DLP business worldwide. Faizel  joined McAfee through the acquisition of Reconnex, where he  was the vice president of products and marketing. Prior to  Reconnex, Faizel held executive leadership roles in product and  marketing at ConSentry, Caspian Networks and Nortel Networks.  Faizel holds an MBA from The University of Ottawa, an MS in  Engineering from Carleton University, and a BS in Engineering  from McMaster University.

Want to Make a Difference?

We’re always looking to bring new talent in to enhance our culture. SS8 is made up of a diverse team from many backgrounds, all bound together with a love of technology and protecting society.
 
SS8—SMART PEOPLE, POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY.

It takes more than a great product to make a company successful; it takes great people. We work hard to attract top talent by creating an environment that brings out the best in every individual, and by creating a workplace where people are excited to come to work each day.

SS8 is looking for talented individuals who want to work in leading edge technology within a dynamic company. Each person here makes an impact in a collaborative environment where you can see the results of your efforts. If you have what it takes to thrive in this fast paced environment, check out our current job openings.

Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package at SS8 Networks. SS8 is pleased to offer a comprehensive array of quality benefits to protect your health, your family and your way of life.

Company benefits and perks include:

  • Medical Plans start on your first day of hire
  • Medical Plans include Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield HMO & PPO
  • Dental Plan is offered through Metlife
  • Vision is offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) plan
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Benefits
  • Commuter Checks
  • Free Coffee and Snacks
  • Accrue up to 15 days of vacation per year
  • Stock Options
  • Educational Assistance up to $5,250 per calendar year
  • Star Award Recognition Program

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    Pros

    The company has several domains where software development happens - telecom/datacom, big data, communications/cyber security and analytics.....so there is a wide range of great areas to work for a software engineer.

    The opportunities to learn and contribute to the success of self and the company are steady and excellent. If you are a "go-getter", who is self directed, takes the initiative, and is willing to learn, this is a great place to shine!

    Unlike in a big company where you and your contribution can tend to get lost in wilderness, SS8 is very good place where your (quality) work gets great recognition. There are new technologies to learn constantly, so if you the type who always curious and willing to learn, this is the right company where you can excel.

    Current leadership is open and accessible, and is actively promoting a transparent, flat-hierarchical work environment where fear of failure should not prevent employees from experimenting with new ideas. Further, people of good caliber will not go unnoticed.

    Last but not the least, there is not much politics involved, which is a big deal for many people!

    Cons

    Be willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Since the technology used in the company is broad, some people can get overwhelmed with this initially, but then, if you are a willing learner, you should be good.

    You must be open to new ideas, be willing and receptive to change if a particular way/process is not working; if not you can tend to be like a "fish out of water".

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster the open environment, and striving to make the company a fun place to work.

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SS8 Networks (San Jose, CA) in February 2016.

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    Didn't get any reply from the recruiter after first phone interview. Followed up for two weeks but recruiter didn't even replied. Checked the position status after few weeks it was showing closed.

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