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Principal Software Engineer (C++)

Engineering | Dublin, Ireland

 

Who we are:

Nitro is an exciting, high-growth company in the rapidly evolving digital documents space. We put people at the center of everything we do, both our customers and our employees.

It comes back to one of our core values:
 
High Performance - We have a “performance first” orientation and ambitious plans for the company. This means ample opportunity for those who join us to make a big impact. Non-high performers need not apply.
 
Be Good - We hire people with big hearts and foster an environment where they can be themselves and do their best work. We celebrate individuality and diversity and provide our employees with the opportunities, the resources and the support they need to thrive and flourish.
 
No BS – this one is self-explanatory
 
Our value proposition is straightforward, tangible and easy to prove: We believe software technology should be easy to use, help make people better, and be accessible to any knowledge worker who wants to be more productive.
 
We are on a mission: we hire creative, intelligent, talented people; we build great products that delight our customers; and we are doing it in a rewarding way– a way that feels good and makes us proud to be part of Nitro.
 

Why Nitro Engineering:  

Engineering is a critical function at Nitro, developing the products and services at the heart and soul of our business today, and helping us realize our vision of smarter documents in the future. We have an incredibly talented and diverse Engineering team that cares, with a strong culture that believes in building the right things and building them the right way.

  • Our products are used by over 650K businesses and 30M users
  • We work with cutting edge technology
  • Quarterly Hack Weeks!
  • Paperwork Sucks - we make people’s lives better
  • Help digitally transform the largest companies in the world
  • Help save the planet and trees by reducing printing and paper
  • Work with a smart, passionate team with a truly unique culture.
  • Monopolies are bad

The Role:

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer for our Dublin office to help us evolve our desktop products and services, and to assist in the creation of new and exciting products.

Are you the type of experienced engineer that creates architectural visions for product evolution? Do you stay up to date on the latest technologies? Are you fundamentally motivated to mentor other engineers? Is your idea of good work rooted in the idea of high quality, highly evolvable code? Are you a source of energy for your team? Is business impact and the need for prompt delivery foremost in your thoughts? If you answer is yes to these questions, then we would like to speak with you.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working closely with a no-bullshit tightly-knit engineering team to improve technical solutions that delight our users.
  • Mentoring other engineers to resolve issues that challenge our users.
  • Leading the advancement of our application architecture, our core technologies and our procedures and practices
  • Implementing features that improve the experience of our products for our users
  • Championing and exemplifying the writing of clear, concise, and well-tested code. 

You will need:

  • A University Degree in computer science or related field.
  • Solid understanding of C++ with at least 12+ years’ experience working with the language. You will need to be familiar with the more recent C++ standards C++14, C++17 and C++20.
  • Substantial experience working with test methodologies such as TDD, BDD or equivalent. Ideally this would be in a C++ environment.
  • Extensive experience with Win32 and Win64 APIs ideally in a graphics-rich arena.
  • Experience implementing or using ActiveX/COM components. Ideally, experience replacing these with more modern paradigms.
  • A natural affinity for mentorship.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong ability to present at conferences or other such fora.
  • A desire to be part of a fast moving and dynamic company.
  • A demonstrable affinity for ongoing learning.

Additional skills and experience that would be an added plus:

  • Experience refactoring legacy code making it more testable and easier to evolve.
  • Experience with other programming languages
  • Experience with modern UI subsystems. Experience modernizing legacy UIs (such as MFC) would be advantageous.
  • Experience with image processing, document processing or computer vision
  • Experience with PDF and Microsoft Office object models.
About Nitro:
Nitro is a global document productivity company. We help organizations of all sizes eliminate paper, accelerate business processes, and drive digital transformation by providing PDF productivity and eSigning for all in a single, affordable solution. Founded in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia, Nitro helps increase efficiency for more than 10,000 businesses globally, including 65% of the 2019 Fortune 500. Nitro headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in Dublin, London, and Melbourne. Accomplish more with documents and make work more productive at GoNitro.com.

 

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