Hardware Engineer at Dropbox

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Job title
Hardware Engineer
Job listing last updated at
Aug 20, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, CA
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Bay Area company location: 333 Brannan St, San Francisco CA

Job description

Role Description

We are looking for a server hardware engineer who can engage with our hardware technology vendors, partner with our internal customers to resolve our pain points & needs, and define & lead future hardware designs that will help scale our Dropbox Production Infrastructure that brings the best value to Dropbox usersYou will play a critical role in defining and developing future server architectures that will enable us grow our infrastructure more efficiently and reliably.


  • Be the domain expert in server hardware; Participate in setting the company strategy around future hardware, talk about Dropbox hardware internally and externally, mentor junior engineers and help grow the next “hardware expert”
  • Scope and provide deep analyses on next generation hardware technologies to satisfy our growth and technical requirements
  • Build proof of concepts, define benchmarks, run tests and constantly able to develop prototypes to address performance/TCO/reliability issues
  • Work cross-functionally to define & design next generation servers that will meet our reqs and delivers step-function improvement to our infrastructure’s TCO, reliability or performance


  •  Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  •  2+ years of server hardware industry experience
  •  Solid understanding of X86 server architecture and server sub-systems
  •  Experience in server design process, from conception to production
  •  Experience in working with different type of vendors; commodity vendors and ODMs 
  •  Experience with server embedded firmwares / systems; bios and bmc 
  •  Working knowledge of Linux
  • Exceptional ability in debugging designs and complex hardware bugs
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Proficient in solving complex hardware problems and driving root cause analysis with minimal guidance
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off 
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

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