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Senior Software Engineer, macOS Desktop

BoxRedwood City, CaliforniaFull-time$184k - $230kNov 14, 2023
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Box is the market leader for Cloud Content Management. Our mission is to power how the world works together. Box is partnering with enterprise organizations to accelerate their digital transformation by creating a single platform for secure content management, collaboration and workflow. We have an amazing opportunity to further establish ourselves as leaders in the space, and we need strong advocates to help us achieve that goal. By joining Box, you will have the unique opportunity to help capture a majority of this developing market and define what content management looks like for the digital enterprise. Today, Box powers 100,000+ businesses, including many top Fortune 500 companies who trust our secure collaboration platform to manage the entire content lifecycle.


Every business in the world is looking to modernize the way that they work. As the leader in cloud content management, Box is ideally positioned to help enterprises transform how people work and collaborate. Our desktop applications enable users to access and collaborate on their documents from cloud with the familiarity of their local computer and local applications. That's where you come in!


This role is located at our headquarters, in Redwood City, California. We expect you to visit the office 2+ days per week on average where you can enjoy our full-service coffee bar and catered lunch.


  • You will collaborate with, learn from, and mentor a strong group of accomplished engineers
  • Drive is responsible for nearly 40% of files uploaded and edited on Box — you’ll be directly contributing to a critical area of Box’s growth.
  • You'll be exposed to and will contribute heavily to the design, planning, implementation, and execution on the development and full stack of the Mac version of our Box Drive application.
  • Expect to partner with other Box engineering teams and have exposure and influence on a broad set of topics - from the public Box APIs to Realtime event notification to the user experience design and implementation.
  • Work with our Customer Success team resolving corner cases discovered by the largest organizations in the world.



  • 5+ years of macOS development experience, are fluent in Swift and/or Objective-C, and are experienced with Cocoa and/or SwiftUI
  • Passionate about the Mac platform and value the importance of great user experience
  • Familiar with macOS frameworks relevant to file management and system extensions, like the File Provider Extension
  • You have strong design and architecture skills
  • You are familiar with unit and functional testing methodologies
  • You have a history of collaboration and success in small, high-velocity teams
  • You have excellent problem solving and debugging skills

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience with the macOS or iOS File Provider Extension API
  • 2+ years of C++ or Python development experience
  • Experience building enterprise software or business critical systems.
  • Knowledge of low level filesystem design and implementation.
  • Cross-platform development experience with both native Mac and Windows applications.

Head-over-heels about this role — but not sure you meet all the requirements? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Box, we take a big-picture approach to hiring that fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. If you're passionate about this opportunity, chances are, you shine pretty bright.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. Box strives to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees. Inclusiveness is core to our culture at Box, and we strive to ensure you get the most from your interview experience. Box makes reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please complete this form Reasonable accommodations may include scheduling adjustments, document dictation and beyond.

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Box is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Actual base salary (or OTE if commissionable role) is dependent upon factors such as: knowledge, skill level, experience, and work location. This role is also eligible for equity and benefits. For more information on benefits, check out our healthcare benefits and additional Box Benefits + Perks.
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