Site Reliability Engineer

Engineering Team | San Francisco, CA

Dropbox is the home for your most important stuff—now we're bringing it to life with a growing family of products. As we scale our global brand, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world.

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.

Site Reliability Engineers are hybrid systems and software engineers who are responsible and take ownership for scaling, automation, and other 'software when it is running in the real world' (out in production) related issues. 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'll be part of a tiny team that has a huge impact on the world.


  • Do general Linux system administration: configuration, installs, automation, monitoring, etc. This is the easy part.
  • Get involved in every part of our site—from the earliest stage of product design and development to deployment, troubleshooting, and performance analysis
  • Design and build tools to manage a rapidly growing number of servers and services
  • Be a release engineer, and manage the development workflow from the desktop to production
  • Participate in a periodic on-call rotation


  • Expert-level Linux system administration skills; Ubuntu Linux a plus
  • Extensive experience managing very large-scale, public-facing websites
  • Understanding of all the infrastructure pieces and protocols needed to make big sites go
  • Fanaticism about automation—make the computers do the work for you.
  • Shell scripting and high-level language expertise (We like Python a lot.)
  • Hosted and cloud-based service experience; EC2/AWS a plus

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