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Software Engineer - OS X

Dropbox | San Francisco, USA


Team Description

Our Engineering team is architecting a family of products that handle over a billion files a day. We take on the complexities of technology that affect everyday life, so that people can get back to living and doing their best work.

Role Description

The desktop client is at the heart of the Dropbox experience. Our team is responsible for the application that runs on all the desktop platforms. We make sure the the desktop app is secure, robust, delightful, and seamlessly integrated with the operating system. Our team spans the full stack, from UI to sync engine to network. We are working on exciting new features for better sharing and collaboration, improved performance, and a great native experience. Come join us, and have an impact building out an application that millions of users depend on every day.


  • Build cross-platform desktop client features and infrastructure

  • Tackle tough engineering and product problems at the heart of Dropbox sync

  • Create new ideas with our Product and Design teams to continuously improve on the experience

  • Take full ownership of projects from design to implementation and deployment
  • Requirements

  • Expertise in OS X platforms with excellent knowledge of system internals (10.5 to present)

  • Strong engineering skills and software fundamentals

  • Ability to evaluate new and existing Apple technologies and make recommendations for application improvements

  • Eagerness to educate and collaborate with others

  • Enthusiasm for creating features and infrastructure on all desktop operating systems

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