MySQL 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.

At the core of Dropbox, we run one of the world's largest MySQL installations, handling thousands of queries per second. As a MySQL SRE, you will be part of a very small team that is building the largest distributed filesystem in the world. This involves scaling MySQL operations, building tools to maintain and enhance the database infrastructure, and working closely with all of engineering to improve overall site performance.


  • Design, implement, and maintain database management tools for managing a large fleet of databases
  • Design and deploy databases on test and production environment
  • Perform database installation, upgrades, master promotions, and site failover
  • Implement procedures and tools for backup, recovery, and monitoring
  • Interact with developers, site architects, and operations teams to resolve site and database issues


  • Strong understanding of MySQL and relational database architecture concepts
  • Strong hands-on experience administering large MySQL installations with at least 5 years of experience
  • Proficiency in any of these programming languages: Python, C/C++, Java
  • Proficiency in UNIX/Linux platforms with excellent knowledge of system internals

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