Yep, we provide performance-testing tools that developers love… but we’re changing the world too. How? Well, it’s all about the cloud – and we make the cloud faster. Imagine software so fast that you could do everything from your devices… everything. You know, like seamlessly transferring data from your smart phone to your car, to your home, to your workplace, to your appliances. We’re relentless about making this future a reality. It’s a brave new world and we’ll help you flourish in it.
Every company is a software company. You can’t afford to think of software as cost-center relegated to the IT dungeon. Software is your core business. Speed is product feature number one – your customers have zero patience for sluggish performance – they’ll simply bounce and go elsewhere. We’ll help you be better, faster, stronger and that will wow your customers.
We like to say we are our customers. Our founders, Paola Moretto and Paola Rossaro, are both advanced-degree-wielding software engineers with impressive resumes. They’ve worked in the trenches with the best of the best. They met in 1995 while researching at UC Berkeley. Paola M met Paola R. as she was working on her post-doctoral research (Paola R. basically has a PhD in making software faster – no joke). As two Italians living as expats in the U.S., they bonded quickly – not just over their shared heritage and software education and expertise, but also because they’re both outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers at heart (they later summited two “fourteeners” together).
As developers, over their careers, they both experienced the pain of using existing tools to manage new stacks. They looked around at performance testing solutions and thought, frankly, “these suck.” So in late 2012, over lattes and croissants at La Boulange in San Francisco, Paola M. talked Paola R. into starting Nouvola, with the goal of make performance testing 1,000 times better. The adventure-seeking Paolas both love a good challenge, and what better challenge than disrupting the performance-testing space with a solution that actually makes developer’s lives easier?
And that’s our goal every single day – to make performance testing tools that developers love – basically the kind of solution we always needed and wanted and could never find. It’s a big challenge, and we’re making it happen. We’re persistent and intrepid – we’ll never rest on our laurels. As the future of the Internet unfolds, we’re ready for the challenge of making software faster than anyone thought was possible.
About the name…
Nouvola is a play on the word “cloud” in Italian. Since the founding of our company was conceived within the minds of two entrepreneurial Italians, we thought the name fitting. Yes, it’s spelled differently in Italian (nuvola), but it has the same pronunciation: “NEW-voo-la.”
Co-founder and CEO
PHD Co Founder and CTO
Paola loves seeing data and distributed systems in action, working flawlessly. Her career has spanned leadership roles at Teachscape and Wind River where she was responsible for the teams ensuring distributed enterprise application testing and monitoring (ie: making sure everything works flawlessly). She loved it so much her PhD in Computer Engineering didn’t seem to take it far enough, so she continued post doc work at UC Berkeley in real time network performance.
Developer Lead (a.k.a. “Shawn”)
Developer (a.k.a. “Michael”)
Data Scientist (a.k.a. “Dario”)
Senior developer (a.k.a. “Tim”)
Lead Architect (a.k.a. “Simon”)
Senior Sales Executive (a.k.a. “Michelle”)
Sales Advisor (a.k.a. “Matt”)
Marketing Manager (a.k.a. “Hana”)
Operations Mgr. (a.k.a. “Alessandro”)
CFO (a.k.a. “Shawn”)
Current Openings at Nouvola
Want to make it easier to deliver stronger, better, faster performance? We are always looking for passionate and talented people to join our team. We are inspired, pragmatic, and driven. We believe in having fun. Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
Nouvola is a Portland area cloud computing company offering a cloud scalability platform to help companies deploying their applications to the cloud scale successfully. Sophisticated web load generation, load testing, and application performance analytics enable our customers to uncover performance issues before they impact their business.
Nouvola is looking for an outstanding developer to lead and contribute to our DiveCloud proprietary technology. You will own making DiveCloud the best possible tool for engineers and managers to scale their applications. You’ll design and implement significant new features, collaborate on the long-term roadmap for the project, curate the issue tracker, mentor new contributors, and interact regularly with customers. This position will report directly to Nouvola CTO. Responsibilities include:
- Changes and extensions to the architecture and framework
- Design and implementation and testing of critical building blocks and new features
- Addressing bugs and issues as reported by customers and field
- Software development as part of an Agile team following a Scrum methodology
- You love shipping code, and want to see your work in the hands of users.
- You love a technical challenge, and want to build the next generation of tools that make scale possible.
- You have a working knowledge of Ruby, ROR.
- You are familiar with Agile methodology, SCRUM project management, issue trackers, distributed version control and other common tools for today software engineers.
- You are able to make technical decisions, justify trade-offs, accept or reject changes, and decide whether to ship now or ship later.
- You focus on communication, are able to communicate well, are a team player and able to work in a multi-tasking, high pace environment with changing priorities.
Nouvola is a Portland area cloud computing company offering a cloud scalability platform to help companies deploying their applications to the cloud scale successfully. Sophisticated web load generation, load testing, and application performance analytics enable our customers to uncover performance issues before they impact their business.The engineering intern will be responsible for developing critical software building blocks and advanced web technology as part of Nouvola proprietary technology. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading edge cloud computing startup, working with a world-class engineering team.
Knowledge of at least one of the following: Ruby, ROR, WordPress. Great communications skills, the capability of working in a fast paced environment, enthusiasm and motivation.