Software C++ Engineer

Paris, FR

Job Description / Skills Required

Location: Flexible (Paris Issy-les-Moulineaux). This role offers the flexibility to work from home from France.


About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From São Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

GoPro delivers a set of world-class, cross platform, video editing applications on iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows that are collectively used by millions of people each month. These tools enable users to easily build incredible videos of their life events and share them with their family and friends.

The Video Engine team delivers as a framework the cross-platform engine that power each of the GoPro applications and cloud. Those tools assemble, filter and create video edits from a variety of user's media. Being part of this team means that you will be at the center of the action, working with artists to create the best video editing experience on mobile and desktop platforms.



As a software  engineer, you will contribute to the following topics:

  • Cross platform APIs: We develop cross platform (mobile and desktop) APIs for use across the GoPro stack. Those include media analysis, testing infrastructure and various tools and libraries (logging, file management, media playback, …).
  • Video editing features: We build advanced features on top of our cross platform engine that provides real-time playback and export of complex scenes and video edits for all kind of media (high framerate, spherical, etc ..)
  • Audio Engine: An advanced audio engine with multiple effects (mixing, ducking, dynamic compression, …) that provides real-time, sample-exact playback audio on all platforms.
  • Development tools: We are engaged in improving the quality of our tests coverage and in building development tools that enhanced the team productivity.

Onboarding roadmap:

  • After 1 month: you will discover the team, the engine architecture, the code base and our processes. You will have contributed with at least a first PR.
  • After 3 months: you will be autonomous to fix bugs or design a small feature on 1 mobile platform.
  • After 6 months: you will take the ownership of advanced features inside the engine.

Skills We’re Stoked About

Candidates for this role should be proficient in:

  • C++
  • Cross-platform development: 1 mobile platform (Android or iOS) and 1 desktop platform (macOS , Linux, Windows)
  • Build systems (at least CMake)
  • Understanding, refactoring and designing large architectures

Experience in one or many of the following skills is also desirable: 

  • Interfacing C++/C with native language of mobile platforms
  • Kotlin or Swift for mobile development
  • Python
  • Experience in 3D rendering (one or many of: DirectX, Vulkan, Metal, OpenGL)
  • Experience with FFmpeg / video formats
  • Media processing: sound, image, video


Why Work With Us?

Create your own destiny. GoPro enables you and trusts you to get your own job done, because we believe that autonomy in role brings out the best in our employees.

Live your best life. We’ve adopted remote and flexible work arrangements to support work at GoPro alongside our commitment to supporting employee wellbeing, belonging and connection with one another.

Work with leading edge technologies. We encourage employees to cultivate and use the latest and greatest technology, to provide the best solutions to serve our customers. We celebrate creative solutions that bring innovation to GoPro technology.

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear
  • Excellent healthcare insurance coverage (Health-premium paid for 70% by GoPro)
  • Competitive salary and discretionary performance-related bonus
  • Subsidized lunch and snacks galore
  • Gym fee compensation
  • Transit benefit – 50% of the applicable public transportation pass
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan.
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning, technology trainings, certifications, Peer-to-Peer learning, conferences and more.
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events)
  • Hybrid home-office policy

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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