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Systems Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Company Description

Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Dropbox has more than 12 offices around the world.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

Role Description

Half a billion people across the world rely on Dropbox to store their files. As part of the Capacity, Design, and Delivery team, you’ll own the groundwork to establish systems that grow and automate our fleet. You’ll work across our distributed fleet, pulling in data from our Database, Compute, and Storage systems. Your goal will be to translate that data into that drives the efficacy of the Dropbox Infrastructure.

The mission of the Systems Software Engineering team is to partner with the rest of Capacity, Design and Delivery teams and Infrastructure Engineering teams to build efficient, reliable & durable infrastructure at Dropbox.


Design and build a Fleet Observability system that will help the Hardware Engineering team and all our partners achieve our reliability & quality metrics based on data collection, trend analysis, and performance
Support teams to achieve the best performance for every hardware class through collaboration on performance profiling, kernel selection, and optimizations
Design, iterate and lead the next generation lifecycle management system that will serve as a central decision-making solution to support Supply Chain, Capacity Engineering, Hardware Engineering and Cluster Operations
Define, automate and deliver a testing infrastructure to deliver the best hardware classes for all tiers


You have 3+ years of Python or similar languages like GO, Perl, Ruby, etc.
Proven expertise in data collection, mining, graphing, and statistics analysis
Experience working with Linux and Bash/Shell Scripting
Working experience in a DevOps, Software Engineering, or SRE related role
Understanding of the Linux Kernel; tuning, drivers, and libraries

Benefits and Perks

100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
401k + company match
Market competitive total compensation package
Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
Wellness Reimbursement
Generous vacation policy
10 company paid holidays
Volunteer time off
Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).