Geneva, CH

Static Code Analysis – C++ Developer

The impact you can have

The SonarSource Languages Team is looking for a passionate C++ Developer to work on its advanced C-Family analyzer.

SonarSource’s C-Family code analyzer is designed to fulfill the needs of C and C++ developers: spotting tricky code quality and security issues as fast as possible while generating as little noise as possible. Dereferences of null pointers, memory leaks, dead code, logic flow errors … are some examples of those quality issues. The analyzer also helps enforcing coding standards like CPP Core Guidelines and MISRA C++2008. The analyzer is built on top of Clang front-end and can run inside the IDE as well as on CI systems. The analyzer is compatible with the mainstream C and C++ compilers: Clang, GCC, MSVC and Arm.

By joining the C-Family, you will be part of an autonomous team without a manager. You will choose what to work on. You will have fun facing the ultimate challenge of analyzing what is probably the most complex language in the world: C++.

On a daily basis, you will

  • Develop new and maintain existing features for the C and C++ code analyzer
  • Dive deep into the C++ language and argue about the best guidelines to use it effectively
  • Evolve the way our analyzers understand code by creating better models and develop new rules on top of them
  • Interact with clang front-end and have the opportunity to contribute back to it
  • Contribute to the code quality of many developers around the world
  • Define the team’s short and long term goals
  • Be in a team where continuous integration is not just a buzzword and which really cares to provide the best user experience

The skills you will demonstrate

  • Strong proven experience in C++ along with its development environment to understand end-users context and expectations
  • Solid understanding of the internals of the C++ language and familiarity with its latest standards
  • Fluency in C++ best practices for maintainable, secure, performant, and testable code
  • Curious and eager to learn about the small details of the C++ language
  • Bold and self-confident to challenge the status quo and yet humble and open to be challenged
  • Compiler frontend knowledge is not required; you will learn it while working at SonarSource

Words from the team

The Languages Team’s mission is to build state-of-the-art static analyzers used by millions of developers.

We want to help developers to write better and safer code by spotting issues of several kinds for all major programming languages:

  • Maintainability issues: code smells
  • Reliability issues: bugs
  • Security issues: vulnerabilities and security hotspots

Ultimately, we target all issues which can be found through static analysis, even if they require a very deep understanding of the code. The sky’s the limit! We believe that, as a side effect, our analyzers should educate developers about coding best practices thanks to the rule descriptions and to the raised issues.

From a SonarSource perspective, the mission of the Languages Team is to generate the data that will provide the most valuable feedback for users of SonarSource’s products.

How to perform during interviews

If you want to have an overview of the hiring process and maximize your chances to pass, feel free to check our Interview Preparation Guide!

We can consider remote workers on a case-by-case basis.

About SonarSource

SonarSource is a Swiss company that was created in 2008 by three founders. Our open-source and commercial code analyzers - SonarLint, SonarCloud, SonarQube - support 27 programming languages, empowering dev teams of all sizes to solve coding issues within their existing workflows. With over 6,000 customers and a Community Edition trusted by more than 200,000 organizations globally, SonarSource products are a de-facto standard for teams and organizations to deliver better, safer software. Why you will love it hereSafe work cultureWe value respect, kindness, and the right to failGreat peopleWe value people skills as much as technical skills and strive to keep things friendly and laid back. Still, that does not prevent us to be passionate and leaders in our domains. Our 100+ SonarSourcers from 25 different nationalities can relate!Work-life balanceKeeping a healthy work-life balance is important. We schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.Always keep learningIn an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is a must, and we're happy to help our teams to acquire them.