Now hiring
Senior Desktop Application Developer
Now hiring

Senior Desktop Application Developer

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote company.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

You’ll be working on various desktop applications that we’ve developed; one of these applications is TopTracker - the most innovative and flexible time-tracking software in the world.

We use C++ as our main language for creating desktop applications. While being powerful and flexible, it allows us to control the applications at the deepest level possible. We’re looking for talented C++ developer to further improve and enhance our desktop products. We’re aiming to support as many different platforms (macOS, Windows & GNU/Linux) as possible, so most of the code we write is cross-platform. Because of this, we use various platform-agnostic frameworks in our work. The one we use most extensively is Qt. Not only does it allow us to create beautiful and responsive GUI but it also makes it much easier to write portable system-interacting code with minimal effort. Our desktop team spans the full stack of development, from digging into system API calls to perfecting the GUI. We don’t cut corners, and we don’t make compromises—we create beautifully architected desktop apps that are polished, fast, well-tested, and a joy to use.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

  • Build cross-platform desktop client features and infrastructure.
  • Full life cycle development of software products.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs and devise elegant solutions.
  • Making strategic technical decisions related to new products and functionalities.
  • Onboarding and mentoring new team members.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Join our team, where you will be introduced to Toptal’s practices and processes.
  • Start participating in company-wide training sessions.
  • Set up your local environment and get familiar with our tech stack.
  • Create your first pull request.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the team’s business domain.
  • Contribute to our product development.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of our technology, processes, and product pipeline.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Actively supply software planning, development, and maintenance.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to Toptal’s processes and codebase.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Lead technical initiatives in our team.
  • Drive improvements to the codebase and processes.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Have a detailed understanding of Toptal’s technical stack, collaboration rituals, processes, and performance.
  • Mentor Toptal’s new team members.

Requirements:

  • You must have a solid grasp of object-oriented programming, automated software testing, databases, development, and testing methodologies.
  • Background in cross-platform application development.
  • Solid understanding of the Qt framework (versions 5 and 6).
  • Good in desktop development on, at least, one of the following platforms: Windows, macOS 10.8+ (Cocoa), Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora) and deep knowledge of underlying native API (WinAPI, Cocoa/Carbon, X11, GTK).
  • Great experience with, at least, one of the most common compiler tool sets (GCC, CLang, Visual C++) is a must.
  • Substantial experience in C++14, C++17 (C++20 is a plus).
  • Ability to come up with simple solutions without hacking and overcomplicating.
  • Take smart risks and champion new ideas.
  • Be comfortable with iterative and incremental development.
  • Be willing to help your teammates, share your knowledge with them, and learn from them.
  • Be open to receiving feedback.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
For Toptal Use Only: #individualcontributorEurope #europe #southamerica #LI-OK1 #LI-REMOTE

Who You Will Work With

Emiliano Ritiro

Emiliano Ritiro

Director of Engineering

As one of Toptal's Directors of Engineering, Emiliano is responsible for all new development and maintenance related to Toptal's Infrastructure, Continuous Integration, Security Operations, and Help desk. Emiliano has a lean, product-first mentality. He has led the development of software for enterprises and startups, including Deloitte, Bago, and Virgin. Emiliano has a Master's in Computer Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires.

Ismael Peinado

Ismael Peinado

Chief Technology Officer

As Toptal's Chief Technology Officer, Ismael leads the company's engineering organization, driving process and culture to ensure top quality delivery from our team of world-class engineers. Ismael was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a distributed media system used in the aerospace and entertainment industries. He leverages over twenty years’ experience in providing commercial, operational, and technical leadership for B2B, B2C, and government organizations from early-stage startup to large-high growth market leaders. Ismael has a BE and BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga.

View the Whole Team

Working at Toptal

We're changing the way the world works. Toptal is not only a place to progress your career and design your own lifestyle, but also a company where you'll learn how to develop innovations that push business and technology forward.
Toptal Careers

Think you’re a fit? Apply below:

Browse
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to Toptal’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. Toptal may record your interview for quality assurance and training purposes.
Interested in joining our global talent network?
Apply as a Freelancer  
Quote author

Working at Toptal has been the best experience of my career. Every day I'm surrounded by intelligent, thoughtful, and hard-working colleagues that push me to be better.

Jordan Lyons

SEO Manager

 Thank you for applying to Toptal! Your application has been successfully submitted.