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SolarFlare Communications Overview

Irvine, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware platforms that accelerate, monitor and secure network data, and is the pioneer in high-performance, low-latency 10/40GbE server networking solutions. Solarflare's ... Read more

Mission: Solarflare offers an empowered work environment that encourages creativity, initiative and professional growth and provides a competitive salary and benefits package. We are fully committed to employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment that embraces ... Read more

SolarFlare Communications Reviews

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    I have been working at SolarFlare Communications full-time (More than 8 years)


    Friendly Environment. Happy work/home Life balance. Understanding Management that allows for time off for real life events like new baby and aging parents.


    Sick days unused do not pay out. Sick time should be converted to Personal time and paid out when not used at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand what Team Building means. Departments do not interact.

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SolarFlare Communications Photos

SolarFlare Communications photo of: Solarflare Lunch
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SolarFlare Communications photo of: May 2017 Job Fair - Cambridge UK
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SolarFlare Communications Interviews



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    Senior Engineer, ASIC Verification Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SolarFlare Communications (Irvine, CA) in May 2017.


    Phone screen w/ VP went well and progressed to setting up a 2nd phone screen w/ manager. After both phone screens a six part in person interview was setup including a lunch break. Technical inquaries were varried and well thought out, not overly obscure but required some exposure. A request for references came three business days later and an offer was extended the following day (four days from interview).

    Interview Questions

    • Using constrained randomization what types of functional coverage would you expect to see on a PCIe bus?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • News Alert: Solarflare Partners with Qualcomm to Network Arm Servers

    —12 days ago
    Solarflare | Qualcomm Centriq

    NGINX is the world's most popular open source application delivery platform for high traffic sites, powering over 300 million properties. Centriq Arm servers running the Solarflare Onload® kernel bypass fabric service, deliver 60% higher NGINX connection rates, 35% more container throughput, 50% lower latency--all while eliminating system jitter.

  • Press Release - 98 Nanoseconds Tick-to-Trade Networking LDA Technologies, Penguin Computing and Solarflare unleash the ULTIMATE Trading Machine

    —24 days ago
    Solarflare | Solarflare, LDA, Penguin Unleash Ultimate Trading Machine | STAC-T0 Benchmark

    IRVINE, CA-OCTOBER 24, 2017-Solarflare, the market share leader in connecting trading servers to Ethernet networks; LDA Technologies, an FPGA product development firm; and Penguin Computing, a provider of custom and turnkey high performance computing, enterprise datacenter and cloud solutions; today announced record-breaking tick-to-trade networking performance for a server configuration they have nick-named the Ultimate Trading Machine.

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SolarFlare Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Info Security Global Excellence Award, Info Security Products Guide, 2017
  • Lead411 Hottest Companies, Lead411, 2011
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