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Backend Product Software Engineer, New Initiatives

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Employer Provided Salary: $178,500-$241,500 Annually
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Role Description

We're looking for a versatile engineer to join our team and work on one of our exciting explorations. As a valuable member of our organization, you'll play a crucial role in inventing new technologies and transforming rapid prototypes into robust, high-quality software solutions that seamlessly integrate with our partners.

Your expertise and dedication will be instrumental in driving the success of Dropbox's new initiatives and identifying the product-market fit for our new product. You'll have the exhilarating experience of learning, iterating, and adapting based on valuable feedback and data insights. If you thrive in fast-paced, startup-like environments and excel at problem-solving, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

With your deep curiosity and passion for continuous learning, you'll stay on top of new technologies and industry trends. Taking ownership of projects, wearing multiple hats, and thriving in ambiguous situations come naturally to you. 

If you're an engineer who loves challenges, seeks ownership, and is motivated to turn ideas into reality, we want to hear from you!


  • Take ownership of the entire project lifecycle, from designing and prototyping to implementing, deploying, and measuring metrics for success.
  • Drive innovation by creating customer-centric prototypes for new product explorations.
  • Foster collaboration and inspire virtual teams to work seamlessly across the organization, leading to positive outcomes and meaningful change.
  • Serve as a role model for your team, demonstrating exceptional technical expertise and leadership skills.
  • Proactively communicate your learnings and progress to your team and leadership, ensuring transparency and alignment throughout the organization.


  • 10+ years of engineering experience and proficiency in multiple programming languages, including Python and TypeScript.
  • Extensive knowledge in building interpreters and runtimes.
  • Experienced in developing full-stack web applications using React, Python, or similar technologies.
  • Proven track record of successfully tackling complex technical challenges with innovative solutions.
  • Strong ability to quickly grasp and apply complex concepts and technologies, including LLMs.
  • Exposure to building developer tools. 

Many teams at Dropbox run Services with on-call rotations, which entails being available for calls during both core and non-core business hours. If a team has an on-call rotation, all engineers on the team are expected to participate in the rotation as part of their employment. Applicants are encouraged to ask for more details of the rotations to which the applicant is applying.

Total Rewards

Our Engineering Career Framework is viewable by anyone outside the company and describes what’s expected for our engineers at each of our career levels. Check out our blog post on this topic and more here.

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):
C$178,500 - C$210,000 - C$241,500

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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