We're creating a home for life
From your life’s work to your life’s memories, your most important stuff lives in Dropbox. We’ve set the standard for storing and sharing your digital belongings, but we’re not stopping there. With Mailbox, Carousel, Dropbox Pro, and Dropbox for Business, we’re building a family of products that make life easier.
We're tackling complex challenges
We take on the complexities of technology that affect everyday life, so that people can get back to living and doing their best work. But getting to simple is a constant process. We're passionate about working together to solve the greatest challenges in technology today.
We're building for the whole world
Today, over 400 million people across every continent rely on Dropbox to get stuff done. We started out in San Francisco, and now we're setting up shop worldwide to get closer to our users. From Austin to Dublin, each office sports the same magic that makes Dropbox unique, remixed with local flavor.
Our engineering team is architecting a home for life—a growing family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people and businesses around the world. Dropbox engineers get to the core of challenging technical problems, mixing head and heart to get to experiences that just work. With such a broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.
For the past two years, Andrew’s been building out the Dropbox site reliability team. The team has grown dramatically — not only in size but in perspective — since he started.
“We’re not fire fighting or reactive,” he says. “We’re looking three, six, nine, twelve months down the road as to how we can improve the infrastructure.”
As the team has grown, Andrew says the ability to make an impact has grown too.
“We’re able to go deep on certain areas and actually work on very fundamental challenges in the infrastructure, like provisioning, inventory management, traffic management.”
That depth of impact depends upon a blameless culture and a well-defined process for escalation if issues do arise. Andrew says he’s especially proud of the way his team has come together as it’s grown.
“They have each other’s backs,” he says.
Jessica Liu shipped a complete redesign of Dropbox.com within a few months of joining the company. The overhaul employed new icons and gave the site a lighter look overall.
A recent graduate of Brown University, Jessica studied art alongside computer science. She has an eye for design and was well suited to the task.
Jessica says she came to Dropbox because of its standard for excellence in engineering. She knew it was a place where she could grow.
“The engineers who work here are so smart,” she says. “I just knew that I would become a better engineer.”
But growing a sustainable career depends on maintaining a healthy balance in the present. Jessica’s dedicated to cultivating this balance for herself and for the engineering team as a whole.
As part of a cross-team initiative on developing a healthy, inclusive culture, Jessica interviewed fellow engineers and compiled a list of action items for the team. Many of these revolve around welcoming new hires, establishing constructive frameworks for feedback, and setting examples for a healthy work-life balance.
Michele Sordal joined Dropbox a year ago to build the supply chain team from scratch. Here she shares her career path, her experience balancing family and career, and what she looks for in building her team.
What are you working on lately?
I’m in the supply chain group. When I first came to Dropbox, I was brought on to establish that process and organization. It’s the same thing I did at Facebook as the first person in procurement and vendor management.
How did you decide that you wanted to take on that challenge again, starting a team from scratch?
Because it’s just loads of fun. I’m addicted to it. I’m addicted to hypergrowth — coming in at the ground floor and establishing it. That’s where I shine and where I do best.
How would you describe the Dropbox culture?
When I first walked into the lobby of this building, it felt like home.
Our engineering team architects the products that handle over a billion files a day for people and businesses around the world, and Dropbox interns tackle the same technical challenges as our full-time engineers. Our intern have the responsibility and the support they need to make a difference on a massive scale by the end of the summer.
Stanford undergraduate Christopher Sauer shares his internship experience at Dropbox
As an intern at Dropbox, Mariam Kobiashvili discovered a love for building products
A rising senior at University of Texas at Austin, Adam Faulkner shares his Dropbox internship experience
Our sales team shares Dropbox with businesses of all sizes around the world and helps them understand the power Dropbox offers to teams at scale. Our sales team is collaborative and empathetic, focused on understanding what businesses need to work better together.
After joining the Dropbox sales team in San Francisco, Peter moved to New York to start a new sales team and be closer to his clients.
Dropbox sales lead Leslie shares what she’s learned from scaling teams fast.
Account executive Kevin shares what brought him to Dropbox Austin.
Our marketing team sets product positioning and strategy, manages product launches, and gathers customer insights. The team is responsible for maximizing our products' potential, in order to delight our users and help Dropbox grow. Marketing partners with teams across the company, including Product, Sales, and Engineering.
Enterprise marketing team lead Helen Min explains how Dropbox crafts communications that put people first.
As head of EMEA marketing at Dropbox, Xabier helps fuel international expansion and tailors programs to local markets.
Dropbox’s product marketing lead shares her path from investment banking and corporate strategy to launching new products.
I have been working at Dropbox full-time (Less than a year)
The perks are breathtaking, and coworkers are generally a great bunch. Good location, great compensation. Great sense of purpose as employee.
Too heavy on the junior side, needs more senior engineers and leadership. There's a lot of very green employees just out of ivy leagues who think they're hot stuff, when in reality they're just "ok".
First was a HR / technical interview. Spoke about 2 projects and answered questions on them. 25 min online technical interview. Question was "Given a pattern and a string - find if the string follows the same pattern Eg: Pattern : [a b b a], String : cat dog dog cat "