Inc. - What It Takes to Hire a Silicon Valley Software Engineer

(Inc.) What It Takes to Hire a Silicon Valley Software Engineer 

If you're looking to hire a software engineer, it's helpful to know exactly what will pique their interest in what has become a highly competitive recruiting process. Newly released information from Riviera Partners, a San Francisco-based placement firm that keeps a close eye on the engineering pool in Silicon Valley, offers a glimpse at what top candidates are hoping to find at their next job. 

Not surprisingly, a high salary is high on the priority list, according to the data. Average salaries in the Bay Area range from $117K to $130K. Additionally, the report also shows that you're more likely to retain your engineers if you consistently challenge them. It also helps if they're passionate about what your company does.

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Riviera Named to Inc's Fastest Growing Companies Again

For the fourth year in a row, we are pleased to announce that Riviera has been included in Inc's annual top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America. This year, Inc. ranked Riviera number 2794 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at