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Box is the market leader for Cloud Content Management. Our mission is to power how the world works together. Box is partnering with enterprise organizations to accelerate their digital transformation by creating a single platform for secure content management, collaboration & workflow. We have an amazing opportunity to further establish ourselves as leaders in the space, & we need strong advocates to help us achieve that goal. 

By joining Box, you will have the unique opportunity to help capture a majority of this developing market & define what content management looks like for the digital enterprise. Today, Box powers over 100,000 businesses, including 67% of the Fortune 500 who trust Box to manage their content in the cloud. 


Are you excited about scaling a relational data system to tens of millions of queries per second? How about making sure that system offers availability & consistency sufficient to serve as the bottom layer for critical workflows of today's most productive enterprises? Join us as part of a small team focused on the platform that allows developers at Box to store & access relational data. We are looking for an engineering leader to focus on developing robust software to manage a fleet of thousands of MySQL instances in a Cloud environment.

The broader Core Data team is responsible for providing a highly-available, strictly consistent, performant & easy-to-use infrastructure for online & offline access of Box user data graph. This system underpins all Box features, which is what drives our requirements, as well as millions of transactions per second in throughput. Below are articles describing some facets of Box Core Data that you might find interesting:

The Database Infrastructure group is a close-knit & diverse team at the heart of Core Data. We continually drive improvements to the resiliency, performance & consistency of the heavily sharded MySQL deployment that comprises the source of truth for Core Data. As a Staff Engineer, we expect you to introduce & iterate on innovative solutions to classic & Box-specific database infrastructure challenges in close partnership with your fellow database engineers.


  • Own & manage petabytes of data across thousands of MySQL database nodes in GCP.
  • Lead design & implementation efforts for new database infrastructure components from the ground up, or uplift existing ones to meet requirements as our business evolves.
  • Drive the development of the technical vision for the Database Infrastructure team, as well as breaking it down into milestones to realize it.
  • Participate in the development of the technical vision for the broader Core Data team.
  • Stay grounded in the day-to-day database infrastructure management by participating in the 247 oncall rotation.
  • Strengthen engineering processes, principles, & culture within the team & across Box, by championing a culture of learning, continuous improvement, & blameless retrospection.


  • Must have Bachelors Degree in Information Science, Computer Science or similar areas or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have expert level skills related to management and/or development of a high-scale relational database in a distributed environment.
  • You have experience with a configuration management platform (e.g. Puppet/Ansible/Terraform/Terragrunt) & building CI/CD pipelines.
  • You have experience developing & deploying changes to a complex distributed system in a customer-facing environment.
  • You often collaborate with engineering & business leaders across organizations & disciplines.
  • You have experience providing technical guidance to a team of engineers.

You are in an office based role with the expectation of working from the Redwood City Office a minimum of 2x/week. 



We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Box is committed to fair & equitable compensation practices. Actual base salary (or OTE if commissionable role) is dependent upon factors such as: knowledge, skill level, experience, & work location. This role is also eligible for equity & benefits. For more information on benefits, check out our healthcare benefits and additional Box Benefits + Perks.
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