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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 100,000+ businesses, including many top Fortune 500 companies who trust our secure collaboration platform to manage the entire content lifecycle.


Metadata is a key component of the Box Content Cloud, enabling customers to add additional context to their files & transforming them into actionable content. In the current iteration, it's used to organize, discover, annotate, secure & retain content. Metadata Platform adoption continues to grow exponentially as more Box products like Shield, Relay, Sign, Governance, etc rely on it internally & as our customers continue to build custom applications leveraging it. But, we've only scratched the surface of what's possible. That's where you come in!

As we embark on the mission to deliver a next-generation Metadata Platform, we're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us & play a pivotal role. You'll have the opportunity to work with a small team of talented, collaborative & fun engineers, solving some of the toughest challenges, as we build out the future of content management in the cloud. The work you do will have an immediate impact on the productivity of millions of users, at some of the most important enterprises of our time.


  • Lead design & implementation efforts for new components of our platform.
  • Design & implement scalable services with a focus on reliability, observability, operability & efficiency.
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes, Docker, BigTable, Elasticsearch, Spark & Istio.
  • Be heavily involved in setting the platform vision & defining feature roadmaps.
  • Mentor other engineers & contribute to team growth & development.
  • Strengthen engineering processes, principles, & culture within the team by championing a culture of learning & continuous improvement.


Required skills

  • You have 4+ years of professional software development experience.
  • You have extensive experience deploying & operating microservices in a cloud environment.
  • You have a proven track record of building services and/or tooling using languages such as Java, Go, Scala, or Python is necessary.
  • You have experience working with message queues and/or streaming data systems like Kafka/PubSub.

Preferred skills

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure.
  • Experience deploying & operating microservices on Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch, Solr, Lucene or other information retrieval systems.

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

Head-over-heels about this role but not sure you meet all the requirements? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women & people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Box, we take a big-picture approach to hiring that fosters authenticity, diversity, & inclusion. If you're passionate about this opportunity, chances are, you shine pretty bright.


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, disability, & any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. Box strives to respect the dignity & independence of people with disabilities & is committed to giving them the same opportunity to succeed as all other employees. Inclusiveness is core to our culture at Box, & we strive to ensure you get the most from your interview experience. Box makes reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please complete this form Reasonable accommodations may include scheduling adjustments, document dictation & beyond.

Notice to applicants in Los Angeles: Box, Inc & its related branches will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chair Ordinance.  The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here

Notice to applicants in San Francisco:  Box, Inc & its related branches will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chair Ordinance.  The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here

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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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