Hardware Engineer, Infrastructure - Location Flexible at Dropbox

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Role Description

We are looking for an experienced server hardware developer 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 users. You will play a critical role in defining and developing future server architectures that will enable us grow our infrastructure more efficiently and reliably.    

Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Expert in reading, understanding and applying hardware technical data sheets, block diagrams, schematics, layouts, specifications and standards
  • 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
  • Proficient in solving complex hardware problems and driving root cause analysis with minimal guidance
Requirements
  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  •  8+ 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
  •  Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Benefits and Perks
  • Generous company contribution toward 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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Location

701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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