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VP Engineering

Remote (United States)

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey.


The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter.


This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency.


As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.


Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.


How many times you get an opportunity to be at the ground floor on a very big and important mission? What if you get to be one of the top leaders defining the mission, hiring, guiding your teams and influencing the direction of Dropbox? As VP of Engineering for this new division, you will exactly get to do that. 


You’re able to balance business delivery with engineering quality, have strong business acumen, are data and metrics oriented, and can balance a portfolio of short term and long term investments.


As a ground floor opportunity for this startup team, we need this lead to build a top-tier engineering culture, focus on product strategy and execution.


Responsibilities

  • You will lead the team in balancing urgency vs. the incredibly high quality bar expected by both our customers and the broader Dropbox organization, through clear and repeatable engineering processes
  • You will partner closely with leadership across all functions - Product, Design, Data, Research, GTM, Customer success and Sales 
  • You will partner deeply with Engineering, Product and Design leadership across Dropbox
  • You will create a culture of strong technical ownership, resulting in highly reliable products and services at scale
  • You'll foster a healthy and collaborative culture that embodies Dropbox's values and continue to develop Dropbox as one of the best places to work


Requirements

  • 12+ years of engineering experience in a medium or larger software company including 6+ years managing high performance teams
  • Strong experience in building recommendations systems with ML/AI.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and grow senior leaders and managers
  • Strong technical craft mastery and engineering discipline
  • Deep organization capabilities, especially in regards to influence, collaboration and communication
  • Leading Growth team experience is a plus


Total Rewards

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation. We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.


Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).


Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):

$390,000 - $405,000 - $420,000


Benefits 

Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support 


Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 


Additional benefits details are available upon request.


Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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