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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Sr. Mac OSX Developer

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides cloud storage and backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Sr. Mac OSX Developer!

What you will do:

You will work on the Backblaze client application on Mac OSX. You will add features and fix bugs in the Mac desktop application that encrypts files and sends them back to the Backblaze datacenter as a backup. There are significant enhancements in the works, and you’ll be a part of making them happen.

The Right Fit:

  • 10+ years of Mac development experience

  • Experience with Swift, Objective-C, C++

  • Hands-on active Swift development experience is a must

  • Experience developing applications for MacOS with Xcode

    • AppKit

    • Foundation

    • CoreFoundation

    • IOKit

    • Security Framework

    • Disk Arbitration

    • XPC Services

    • SwiftUI

    • Combine

  • Proven record of delivering highly modular, model-driven applications

  • Desire to work in a startup environment that includes rapid release, quick and reliable decision making, and a high degree of autonomy

  • Experienced working on cross platform projects
    Comprehend https://www.backblaze.com/blog/10-rules-for-how-to-write-cross-platform-code/ 

  • Experienced working with OS versions that are older than 2 years. 

  • Expertise with  Multi-threaded programming

  • Experienced building reliable, testable applications

We’re looking for someone that is:

  • Passionate about building friendly, easy to use Interfaces.

  • Likes to work closely with other engineers, support, and marketing to help customers.

  • Is comfortable working independently on a mutually agreed upon prioritization queue (we don’t micromanage, we do make sure tasks are reasonably defined and scoped) 

  • Diligent with quality control. Backblaze prides itself on giving our team autonomy to get work done, do the right thing for our customers, and keep a pace that is sustainable over the long run. As such, we expect everyone to check in code that is stable. We also have a small QA team that operates as a secondary check when needed.

Backblaze Employees Have:

  • Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

  • Strong desire to work for a small, fast paced company

  • Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment

  • Comfort with well behaved pets in the office.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family

  • Competitive compensation and 401k

  • Full-time employees receive option grants

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation

  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee

  • Catered breakfast and lunches twice a week

  • Childcare bonus (human children only)

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development

  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

This position can be remote. Regular attendance in the office is expected one week per quarter.

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we offer competitive salary and benefits, including our no policy vacation policy.

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