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Site Reliability Engineer - University Grad (2016)

Dropbox | San Francisco, USA


Team Description

Our Engineering team is architecting a family of products that handle over a billion files a day. We take on the complexities of technology that affect everyday life, so that people can get back to living and doing their best work.

Role Description

Site Reliability Engineers are hybrid systems and software engineers who are responsible and take ownership for reliability, automation, and other issues related to 'keeping the lights on' in Dropbox’s foundation. SREs are integrated within the infrastructure team, and we're looking for engineers who want to be a part of developing infrastructure software, maintaining it, and scaling it.

Come help us build a bigger and better Dropbox as a Site Reliability Engineer. You will part of a small family within Dropbox that has a huge impact on the world.

As a recent graduate, we do not expect you to have past experience running large sites. We do hope that you have a desire to learn and be involved in the process. You’ll join a team of other junior and also more senior engineers who will mentor you and lead the way. You'll have the chance to learn alongside some of the most talented engineers in the industry. It’s a rare opportunity to help solve the most fundamental challenges in technology today.


  • Automate the server provisioning process to reduce the labor of our networking engineering and datacenter operations teams. Once we plug a new server in, it walks itself through all aspects of provisioning to join the fleet without any human involvement

  • Build scalable infrastructure to manage metadata for hundreds of billions of files, hundreds of petabytes of user data, and millions of concurrent connections

  • Drive the company through “Disaster Recovery Tests”, where we manually turn down pieces of infrastructure to test Dropbox’s overall resiliency to failures

  • Design the system and processes that Dropbox engineers use to deploy their software into production

  • Build an auto-remediation system to automatically resolve production incidents before escalating them to on-call engineers
  • Requirements

  • A desire to take Dropbox even further. If these large-scale projects resonate, we'd love to learn more about you and find out if we can work together

  • A desire to learn and grow with the company. We want people who know that one size does not fit all. You should bring your skills and expertise to create unique solutions for the problems that Dropbox is facing

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