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Dropbox // cloud storage
San Francisco, CA; Remote - US    Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2020
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Role Description

We are looking for an experienced storage engineer with knowledge of storage architecture (including device, node, rack, & cluster architecture). Dropbox is seeking an engineer with design & development experience, who can work with hardware & software design & validation teams.


  • Design & integrate storage products into Dropbox infrastructure
  • Validate new SMR & CMR products in storage solutions for production release
  • Validate sub-systems & components for storage servers, including HBAs, NICs, CMR, SMR, Flash, & CPUs
  • Troubleshooting for HW & SW issues related with storage products
  • Provide leadership & mentorship in a collaborative team environment
  • Interact with the Engineering Manager, Team Lead, site staff & attend regularly scheduled internal meetings
  • Provide technical leadership for reliability testing during HHD program development phases in a server storage design


  • Undergraduate BSEE or BSCE
  • 10+ years industry experience in development for storage products
  • Experience with zoned storage & zoned block devices (SMR/ZNS)
  • Experience with CMR, SMR, & Dual-Actuator Hard Drive technologies
  • Experience with SAS/SCSI & PCIe protocol
  • Experience with the storage data path from file system, driver, HBA, expander to storage device
  • Experience with storage reliability test methodology (such as RDT & design margin testing)
  • Advanced experience & skill with SAS / SATA / NVMe protocols & analyzers
  • Experience working with ODM/OEMs in designing & validating Storage products
  • Experience writing & reviewing storage hardware requirements documents
  • Experience writing & reviewing storage validation & test specifications
  • Experience with qualification of storage media including SATA HDDs & NVMe
  • Experience with troubleshooting of storage components' firmware problems & working with Server System BIOS & BMC firmware engineers
  • Experience profiling high drive count storage sub-systems
  • Experience with Linux operating systems, filesystems, data protection algorithms, libraries for CMR/SMR drives.

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