Sr. Software Engineer - Desktop


Canada Remote

Full time


May 4

Job Category

Products and Technology

Job Details

The team behind Slack’s Desktop Application is looking for a Senior Engineer to join us in building one of the most heavily used pieces of software in the world.

As a team member, you’ll be strategizing, designing and building solutions that lie at the heart of Slack’s most used client. You and the team are responsible for a critical layer of infrastructure between Electron – the open source framework that powers our app – and the frontend of Slack. Your work will empower the tens of millions of people that rely on Slack every day. You’ll focus on bringing the latest native capabilities to our platform, ensuring consistent integration with the OS, and laying a high-performing foundation for frontend engineers throughout the organization.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Designing and implementing well-tested, scalable, and high performance code impacting millions of users every day
  • Fixing technical inefficiencies within our code and architecture
  • Evaluating and implementing new technologies to improve performance and stability across the desktop ecosystem
  • Part of the team that owns the Desktop application infrastructure, leading its long-term health and expanding on its underlying systems
  • Assisting our skilled support team and operations team to triage and resolve production issues

What You Should Have:

  • Strong understanding of TypeScript or JavaScript and in depth knowledge of the web ecosystem
  • Experience building web or native applications
  • Understanding of frameworks like React and Redux
  • Comfort with the shell and a variety of operating systems
  • The ability to model standard methodologies for unit tests, code review, design documentation, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Strong interpersonal skills, e.g. ability to convey complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset
  • You’ve worked on a native desktop app before and have a strong understanding of the internals of Windows, MacOS or Linux
  • You’ve written Objective-C or C++ integrating with native APIs

Bonus points If You Have:

  • You have worked on Electron-based applications
  • You've used Slack and are excited to make it better for millions of users
  • Understanding of RxJS


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