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Software Engineer Compute

Company: boxinc

Location: Redwood City CA

Posted on: September 19


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 and workflow. We have an amazing opportunity to further establish ourselves as leaders in the space, and 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 and 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.


The Data Transformation team is focusing on building out the vision for the data platform that will power all data products at Box. We would love to add someone who can help lead this vision and architect the data platform. You are someone who has experience with large distributed systems with a focus on compute workflows, data modeling, and data storage.


  • Apply your strong software engineering skills to build platforms and frameworks to enable large scale data processing capabilities in a cost effective way
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and support data applications using Batch Compute & Streaming technologies
  • Partner with the Product Manager(s) and the team members in shaping the Data Platform team's vision, data architecture, SDLC & the roadmap
  • Innovate and curate ideas to further the Data Platform team's portfolio leveraging the Google Cloud Platform
  • Evangelize Data Platforms' products and capabilities across Box's engineering organizations
  • Guide the tenants by evaluating their requirements and provide robust & cost effective solutions
  • Drive initiatives to improve the existing technologies and team processes


  • Passion for designing, building, and shipping extraordinary software
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, software design principles, and object-oriented programming
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with Async processing framework/serverless architecture
  • Ability to balance feature work, service ownership, and retirement of technical debt
  • B.S. / M.S. / Ph.D. in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Nice to have experience with:
    • One or more OOP languages such as C++/Java/C#/Scala
    • HDFS, Hadoop M/R, Hive, Kafka, Spark
    • SQL & NoSQL databases.
    • Virtualization/container abstractions and orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)
    • GCP (GCS/BigQuery/BigTable)
    • Apache Beam/GCP DataFlow
    • AWS services (S3 / EC2 / EMR / Redshift / DynamoDB)
    • Backend/infrastructure work

Head-over-heels about this role - but not sure you meet all the requirements? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women and 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, and inclusion. If you're passionate about this opportunity, chances are, you shine pretty bright.


We are an equal opportunity employer and 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, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. Box strives to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same opportunity to succeed as all other employees. Inclusiveness is core to our culture at Box, and 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 and beyond.

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Box is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Actual base salary (or OTE if commissionable role) is dependent upon factors such as: knowledge, skill level, experience, and work location. This role is also eligible for equity and benefits. For more information on benefits, check out our healthcare benefits and additional Box Benefits + Perks . In accordance with OFCCP compliance, here is the Pay Transparency Provision. United States Pay Range$149,000$186,000 USD