C++ Developer How to Hire, Salary Data, and Job Descriptions
What is a C++ Developer?
C++ developers design and build applications for desktops and mobile devices. They collaborate with stakeholders on company needs and turn that into applications people can use.
They need to have a very good understanding of the object-oriented programming language and how it can be used in real-world situations. They develop and test procedures on various platforms to ensure there are no issues. C++ developers must have good writing skills to document user procedures. They also need excellent troubleshooting skills and a high level of attention to detail.
C++ developers must be able to efficiently design and write code. They need good interpersonal skills as they work with software development teams and other stakeholders. Some C++ developers also maintain, optimize, and update software. They need to stay current on the latest trends in software development. Good working knowledge of programming languages such as Java, Python, and C is helpful to this role, as is having an understanding of the software development life cycle.
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Recruiting: Do you have the knowledge, tools, and resources to attract and screen candidates?
Complexity: Do you need a senior professional, or will mid or junior-level skills and experience suffice?
Duration: Is this a one-time project or an ongoing need?
Management: Do you have the time and expertise to direct the work effectively?
Urgency: How soon does the work need to be completed?
Headcount: Do you have the budget and approval for an internal employee, or should you consider alternate options?
Answering these questions will help determine the best course of action for your current hiring need. Fortunately, great options exist for every scenario. These are our recommendations:
1. Use a professional recruiting firm
When working with 4 Corner Resources, the heavy lifting is done for you. We source, screen, recruit, and deliver only the most qualified candidate(s), saving you significant time and effort throughout the hiring process while you remain focused on your core business. This is the best route to take when:
You are hiring a direct employee but aren’t able to recruit effectively or efficiently with your internal staff
2. Advertise on high-traffic job boards
Post your job on CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, or both. These popular job sites allow you to quickly post your open position to be seen by an audience of motivated, qualified candidates, with resumes delivered directly to your inbox. We recommend this option when:
You are hiring a direct employee and have time to facilitate a thorough recruiting effort
You have the internal resources and processes to review, screen, and reply to all applicants
You have internal resources with the knowledge and experience to assess candidate qualifications
3. Hire an experienced freelancer
Connect with seasoned professionals on Upwork, Toptal, or Fiverr. The freelance, or gig, economy continues to grow, with more talent available every day. Not every position is ideal for the freelance marketplace, but a C++ developer is often a great fit. We recommend this option when:
Your need is project-based
You do not intend to direct the daily work activity
You are hiring for expertise your internal team does not possess
You do not require an employee to work onsite or follow a specific schedule
4. Leverage your website and social media accounts
Take advantage of free advertising by posting the opening on your site, especially if you have an applicant tracking system to help manage the process. If you have access to your organization’s social media accounts be sure to also post on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. We recommend this option when:
Your brand has strong name recognition
Your website has an existing career section
You have an active social media presence
5. Reward employees for referrals
Current employees are every organization’s greatest asset. Encourage your internal team to promote job openings to their network by offering cash and other incentives. We recommend this option when:
Your internal staff is motivated to help
You are prepared to provide thorough feedback for all internal referrals
You have a process in place to quickly and broadly communicate job openings and requirements
If you aren’t sure which path is best, schedule a discovery call today with our seasoned recruiting professionals. The 4 Corner team is on standby to help you find the best option for your unique hiring need.
Sample job description #1
We seek curious, motivated candidates with a can-do attitude and an agile mindset who stay up-to-date on the latest software, tools, and technologies.
Responsibilities to include:
Codes, tests, integrates, and documents software solutions
Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex solutions
Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems
Works on the hardest technical problems facing the company, often these problems are unusually complex and require the utmost creativity and innovation
Applies and champions the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
Receives no appreciable instruction on day-to-day work; more often responsible to define the scope, schedule, and expectations for the work they execute or lead; assignments may be self-initiated
Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
Leads large technical tasks and large teams and projects
Keeps abreast of technology trends and champions new ideas and process improvements
The C++ software developer shall have experience with:
Must be proficient in object-oriented software development – while a strong C++ background is highly desired, a talented Java developer willing to learn C++ is also given consideration. Prior Python development experience is a plus
Develop custom C++ software code, debugs, troubleshoots, and resolves software and hardware compatibility and operability issues
Use data structures, software engineering, OOD, C++ programing techniques and algorithms to write, debug and test code
Ability to code in a LINUX/UNIX environment (Linux C++ toolchains)
Other desired skills:
Unit testing framework
Sockets API programming
Bachelor of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related field or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree
Agile experience preferred
Sample job description #2
In this hands-on role, you will work directly with traders and researchers to create and enhance high performance, low latency market strategies. Your goal will be to develop software that incorporates vast amounts of data to drive sophisticated, ultra-fast strategies, capturing market opportunities before the competition.
The successful C++ Developer will be a proponent of agile methodologies and modern software best practices, able to product detailed technical work as well as high-level architectural designs.
3+ years development experience in C++14 (and beyond) creating performant, scalable applications
Experience developing trading strategies and/or a demonstrated passion for financial markets
Strong experience with distributed systems, data structures, and algorithms
Solid understanding of multi-threaded/multi-core programming paradigms
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math (or equivalent)
Sample job description #3
What you will be doing
You will make meaningful contributions to products that our customers genuinely love
You will collaborate with our engineering and product teams to understand customer pain points and come up with solutions
You will own what you build from concept to release, ensuring a great experience for our customers
You will work with cutting-edge software and hardware technologies
You will deliver testable, maintainable, and high-quality code
You will work on a fast-moving team that’s rapidly changing the face of the 3D printing industry
Who you are
You have 3+ years of professional software development experience
You have experience working with Qt or similar UI/UX frameworks
You have a strong understanding of object-oriented programming and C++ architecture concepts
You have experience writing cross-platform applications for Windows/Mac/Linux
You are self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
You can thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth environment
Average salary and compensation
The average salary for a C++ developer is $107,400 per year in the United States, with a potential for bonuses. Salary will vary based on experience, market, company size, and industry.
Los Angeles, California
New York City, New York
Sample interview questions
What’s a namespace?
How would you input a string in C++?
Can you name the different data types present in C++?
What’s the difference between C and C++?
Can you explain what a class and object are in C++?
What’s operator overloading?
Can you explain what a constructor is?
What is a friend class and friend function?
What are the 3 access specifiers?
What’s a reference?
Can you explain abstraction?
Is deconstructor overloading possible? Why or why not?
Can you explain static members and static member functions?
What’s the difference between shallow copy and deep copy?
Can you explain void pointers?
How do you allocate and deallocate memory?
Do you consider yourself a team player?
What was the hardest project you handled, how did you work through it and what did you learn?
What languages do you know?
What do you think the purpose is of type declaration?
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