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Infrastructure Security Engineer

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

The Infrastructure Security Team is seeking highly talented security engineers to help protect the infrastructure that stores our user data. This critical role requires a deep passion for building security-at-scale, the ability to synthesize radical solutions and the ability to define new security paradigms that work in a fast-paced engineering culture.


  • Drive security engineering and architecture efforts for our production infrastructure

  • Develop methods to security-harden Dropbox environment without diminishing productivity

  • Build creative tools and services that detect security issues and increase our response capability

  • Provide security domain expertise on system, network, encryption and authentication services

  • Proactively audit the infrastructure, identify security problems and prioritize fixes
  • Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Experience building security in a fast-paced, web-scale environment

  • In-depth knowledge of multiple OS platforms with strong emphasis on Linux

  • Advance knowledge of networking protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP etc.

  • In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI and SSL/TLS

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (C++, Python, Java, Ruby, etc)

  • Knowledge of the latest attack trends, tools and the threat landscape

  • Proven track record of independently driving security projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

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