Staff Software Engineer, Desktop

Engineering Campbell, California


Hightail is transforming how creative teams collaborate to deliver innovative experiences. Conceived and built in active partnership with leading creative professionals, the Hightail service makes it easy (and dare we say, fun) for everyone - clients, internal teams, agencies and freelancers - to share, contribute, provide feedback, and improve and approve creative content, projects and campaigns.

The role:
  • Roll up your sleeves and tackle technical problems.  Deliver products that delight customers
  • Apply your experience and innovation to generate creative ideas for complex customer needs
  • Must be committed to continuous learning, experimenting and applying cutting edge techniques, technologies, and software paradigms
  • Design the detailed feature set and functionality alongside product management; iterate on the product
  • Design and implement desktop products using a combination of technologies
  • Be a technical leader to a team of outstanding software engineers
  • Mentor other developers across design, development, and product
  • Focus on creating a great product and building with a passion
  • Generate great software design and great code, very quickly, with relatively few bugs
  • Design detailed feature sets and functionality alongside product management; iterate on the product
Must haves:
  • 10+ years of experience shipping commercial desktop software
  • 6+ years of experience developing commercial desktop applications for Windows
  • 6+ years with C++, C#, .NET, COM and ATL
  • Strong knowledge of HTTP, Rest/SOAP, XML and multi-threaded development
  • BS Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of ReST and how to consume from .Net
  • Demonstrable experience creating complex designs following best practices, including object oriented principles, design patterns, and unit testing
  • Passion for delivering a great user interface with a seamless user experience
  • The ability to know where you can make the most impact, dive in anywhere, and work across the entire codebase when needed
  • Ability to accurately estimates projects and complete work with minimal oversight
Nice to Haves:
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience in the Agile process a plus
  • Test driven development and knowledge of test automation frameworks a plus
  • Experience developing Mac applications is a big plus
  • Knowledge of Windows or Mac File Systems
  • Experience developing addins to applications using public APIs, including Outlook or Office products
  • Experience with Windows Explorer extensions, Web Browser extensions, or Mac Finder extensions