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Native C++ Developer

We are looking for a native C++ developer to strengthen the TIDAL Desktop team

The core of our TIDAL Desktop is the native playback engine. The engine is written in C++ and is designed to run on Windows and MacOS systems.  We want to strength the team to be able to increase our support for embedded systems. We are looking for enthusiastic software developers with experience from embedded software development.    

The TIDAL desktop is built to provide the best possible music experience. It was the first application in the world to offer MASTER (MQA) support, and has been designed to integrate with High Fidelity equipment like DACs.

TIDAL was founded with the mission of bringing fans and artists closer together and created a sustainable industry model that values music and artists. In addition to 57 million songs, we produce our own content, such as videos, curated playlists, interviews with artists and more.

We want to deliver music the way artists intended, and with MASTER quality in the TIDAL desktop, we ensure that our users hear the music as it was recorded in the studio.

As a member of the TIDAL Desktop Team, you should:

  • Write your code following the SOLID principles
  • Write maintainable and cross-platform C++ code
  • Be familiar with Test-driven development/design
  • Understand how to profile and optimize code
  • Have experience with multithreaded systems
  • Care about performance and audio playback quality

This might be for you if you:

  • Have excellent software development and designs skills
  • Are excited about desktop development mixing software and hardware
  • Have professional experience or interest in audio related software
  • Have a keen interest in music

Our technology stack:

  • C++ playback engine supporting a wide range of audio formats and output devices
  • Integration with third party libraries such as Meridians MQA software decoder
  • Unit testing using Catch and Fakeit++ frameworks
  • Integration tests and build system using Python 3

What we offer:

  • We have a tight-knit team with many individuals who are passionate about technology and design.
  • We focus on teamwork and creativity, and ALL ideas count. Thus you have the possibility to imprint your craftsmanship in our product.
  • Cool new offices in central Oslo (Grünerløkka), walking distance to public transportation, cafés, parks, restaurants, gyms and Akerselva.
  • Our strength is diversity. The TIDAL team represents more than 25 different nationalities. The company language is English.


TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans together through unique music and content experiences and is currently available in 52 countries.

TIDAL has over 57 million songs in the catalog and over 225,000 high quality videos, offering passionate music fans both a premium and high fidelity CD sound quality, along with high resolution video, and expertly curated content.

TIDAL has the commitment of artist owners that believe in creating a more sustainable model for the music industry. The founding TIDAL artist-owners are Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire (Win Butler and Regine Chassagne), Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Damian Marley, Indochine, Lil Wayne, and Usher.