Staff Software Engineer, Desktop Engineering

Box, Redwood City, CA

A Cloud Content Platform for the Digital Age

At Box, we believe in building products that delight users and transform how they work. Our desktop products are at the heart of this, providing a native experience for users that makes it seamless to interact with Box content. Box Desktop applications drive the highest engagement with customers and are among the most important in customer retention. We are working to make the full Box cloud - its content, collaboration, and management - available to users with the interactivity and familiarity of their local computer and local applications. Be part of the engineering team that is building the new foundation for Box on the desktop and transforming how people work everyday!
In this role, your work will reach millions of users and help continue Box's leadership as the web's secure content management and collaboration platform. You'll be working closely with a small group of engineers who strive to build the most comprehensive, cross-platform, enterprise-class solution to sync, stream, and share content. You'll be designing and implementing features to solve challenges around user experience, security, networking, algorithms, file system implementation & optimization, and cross-platform portability. Everyday you'll work with our dedicated Product Management team, embedded Quality Engineering team, embedded Build & Release team, or one of our peer engineering teams to imagine and build future desktop experiences for our users.
Why the team needs you
The Desktop Engine team is responsible the core of Box's next generation desktop client application, Box Drive, for Mac and Windows (read more about Box Drive here: https://blog.box.com/blog/box-drive-how-we-made-all-box-available-desktop/). We need to add a thoughtful and collaborative developer who can help us deliver more of Box's cloud functionality to the desktop and who is committed to continuously improving our overall technical architecture. We want to bring in a developer who is excited to solve complex problems in sophisticated, modern desktop applications and who has a demonstrated ability to GSD (Get Stuff Done).
Why Box needs you
Box is growing fast. Real fast. Every business in the world is looking to modernize the way that they work. As the leader in cloud content management, Box is the ideally positioned company to help enterprises transform how people work together. A major part of that transformation will occur on people's desktop machines. That's where you come in!
Why you need Box
You will have the chance to collaborate with, learn from, and mentor a strong group of accomplished engineers. You'll have visibility and impact on a critical area of Box's growth. You'll be exposed to and will contribute heavily to design, architecture, planning, and monitoring of the full stack of our Box Drive application. Expect to partner with peer engineering teams and have exposure and influence on a broad set of topics - from the public Box APIs to Realtime event notification to kernel level filesystem implementation.
Who you are
  • You have several years of relevant experience with an object oriented language
  • You are familiar with unit testing and functional testing methodologies
  • You have strong coding, design, and architecture skills
  • You have a history of collaboration and success in small, high-velocity teams
  • You have excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • Bonus points if you have expertise in Python or a working knowledge of C, C++, C#, Objective-C, or Swift

About Box

Box is an enterprise content management platform that solves simple and complex challenges, from sharing and accessing files on mobile devices to sophisticated business processes like data governance and retention.

Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 41 million users and 74,000 businesses—including 59% of the Fortune 500—trust Box to manage content in the cloud.

Want to learn more about Box? Visit Box's website.