La, remote, sf, ny, seattle
501+ employees
501+ engineers
$100m+ funding
Exited (ipo)

Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork—so you can focus on the things that matter. Dropbox brings your files together, in one central place. They’re easy to find and safely synced across all your devices—so you can access them anytime, anywhere. No more wasting the day tracking down work.

We're built for creative collaboration. Share a big file—PowerPoint, Photoshop, Sketch—with anyone. You’ve all got the right version, and everybody’s on the same page. Finally.

Currently we have over 500 million people around the world as registered users & growing!

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Why join us?

  • We have one of the most popular consumer services in the world, and we're still growing quickly — Our product has a huge impact on the productivity of millions of people across the globe. Any work you do here will have a lot of reach.

  • We're well known for having one of the strongest engineering teams in Silicon Valley — Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, joined us 4 years ago. We've consistently been able to hire great engineers from larger, more established companies at every stage since our founding.

  • We have lots of different, interesting technical projects — We have a lot of different teams working on a wide range of problems. You will almost certainly be able to find a team working on a technical problem you find interesting.

Engineering at Dropbox

Technical Challenges

We have a deeply technical product but also wildly popular consumer product — Most popular consumer products (e.g. Facebook, Airbnb) are solving technical problems that come with huge scale but the product itself is technically straightforward. Dropbox both has challenging problems of both huge scale and the product itself is technical.

Keeping data secure and synced is critical for our users — Dropbox has to safely store and sync data for hundreds of millions of users across the world. Many of them are businesses who rely on Dropbox for their operations. They can't afford any data loss or comprising the privacy of their users. This is a huge technical challenge.

We built out our own data center — Last year Dropbox undertook a huge migration away from using AWS to building out their own data center using the most advanced technology available. Wire magazine explains why this was such an impressive feat here.

Tech stack

Perks & benefits
  • Beautiful Office

    We have a gorgeous San Francisco office with a music studio, a rooftop, and comfy, collaborative spaces.

  • Transportation

    Use a free Caltrain Go Pass, transit benefits, or our very own free Dropbox shuttle service within San Francisco

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We provide a 401(k) plan, with company matching.

  • Other

    As an employee, you'll get to set your own Dropbox storage quota. We also provide benefits to help you save time, like on-site haircuts, subsidized massages, and free credit for cleaning services

  • Generous Vacation

    We give employees eighteen days of paid vacation and eleven paid holidays, and all the sick time you need.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We have an in-office gym that includes laundry service and fitness classes. We also provide reimbursement for other gym and health programs

  • Free Food

    We're well known for our delicious meals cooked in-house (free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks). That's because we love great food, and we love innovation. Our chefs expertly combine the two: they never repeat a recipe!

  • Team Activities

    We have weekly company happy hours, in addition to board game nights, ping pong, console gaming rooms, DDR (yep, a real machine), StarCraft, pool, and more!

Our Team by the Numbers

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