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Solutions Architect at Dropbox

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Role Description
Solution Architect at Dropbox is responsible for executing Sourcing/Architecture Strategy across Cloud Engineering Organizations. We're looking for a self starter who will thrive in an often-times ambiguous environment and isn’t afraid of a challenge. The Category Manager; 
  • Solution Architect, leverage experience in IT Application Services Category - IT Project Development / Application Maintenance Support / SaaS implementation.
  • Deep market knowledge of available technologies across; Application Services & SaaS
  • Experience partnering with Developers in integrating SaaS solutions into Product Design
  • Strong ability to determine contractual/financial exposure/ negotiate contracts.
  • Expertise to understand contract risks and to work with other parts of the organization in crafting tactics and strategies for risk mitigation.
  • Experience in IT Governance, Compliance, Privacy and InfoSec requirements 
  • Where applicable, understanding of government and industry regulations that will influence contracting approach and vendor behavior (for example, SOX, GDPR).
  • Strong ability to communicate with users, legal, sourcing, business leaders and engineering to draft contracts that align technical requirements with business goals.
Responsibilities
  • Engage with SaaS Enterprise partners - Relationship Management 
  • Facilitate New Technology evaluation and implementation (Solution Reviews)
  • Reconcile Software Budget Forecast against Actuals leveraging spend analysis
  • Partner with Developers leveraging market intelligence to define technology roadmaps, improve existing tools and or deprecate/sunset non-essential software
  • Partner with Product Management Team, to explore business opportunities relative to Software integrations
  • Partner with Engineering Management to drive Operational Excellence
Requirements
  • 1-5 years experience as a Enterprise/Solution Architect
  • 1-5 years of Sourcing / Vendor Relationship Management experience
  • Experience in building and developing vendor partnerships
  • Proven success and experience in providing direction to technical/engineering teams
  • A diverse technical acumen--actively contribute to technical discussions, proactively identify challenges and risks, working closely with engineers and product manager on addressing challenges, and form mitigation plans
  • You have the ability to communicate complex plans effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
 
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Where we are

*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
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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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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 Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.

Caitlin

Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.

Micah

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Dropbox truly invests in their employees and supports internal mobility. Each year I’ve worked at Dropbox, my role has changed slightly. It’s kept me engaged, challenged me, and allowed me to constantly be in a learning environment.

Hannah

Project Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.

Drew

Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.

Mack

Content Marketing Operations

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