Hadoop 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.

Hadoop Site Reliability Engineers are hybrid systems and software engineers who are responsible for scaling, automation, and tooling to support our Hadoop infrastructure. Leveraging thousands of nodes to run HDFS, HBase, Hive, Presto, and Spark, we’re looking for additional members for a growing team responsible for shaping Hadoop at Dropbox into a cohesive centrally-managed data platform.


  • Plan and build infrastructure to handle 100's of petabytes of data and thousands of processing jobs
  • Create tools to manage a rapidly growing number of services, testing, monitoring, capacity planning, and hardware acceptance
  • Be an advocate for Hadoop
  • Collaborate with Analytics, Search, Messaging, Capacity Planning and other engineering teams to build products that will help millions of people
  • Have the freedom to open source your contributions


  • 4+ years experience building and managing distributed systems, including 2+ years of Hadoop infrastructure experience. Experience with HBase, Hive, or Spark is a bonus
  • Experience building large scale data pipelines is a bonus
  • Strong development and debugging skills in Python, Go, Java, or other high-level languages
  • High comfort level with debugging/optimizing across the stack, from Hadoop APIs down to the linux kernel
  • Fanaticism about automation—make the computers do the work for you

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