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Database Engineer Box
Redwood City, CA

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Job Description


Box's data infrastructure is going through a rapid transformation as we continue to scale our business. MySQL, HBase, Redis, Memcached, and other database technologies are all at the heart of enabling Box's ability to store and retrieve critical customer data with low latency. The Database Operations team is responsible for continually pushing the boundaries of our data infrastructure capabilities through the development of tools to improve infrastructure leverage, collaborating with engineers across various teams to on-board and support new products, and continuing to drive improvements to the resiliency and availability of Box's database platforms.

In this role, you will be discovering opportunities to drive efficiencies in our hardware and software platforms as well as automating away manual processes. As the infrastructure continues to grow, you'll be developing robust software to automate routine tasks, automate infrastructure management, and validate changes to database configuration to improve overall throughput of our data platforms.

Why the team needs you

The Database Operations team is comprised of talented and motivated engineers who continually push the boundaries for our team and organization, as a whole. We will be looking for your unique experience in software development and passion for automating and administering hundreds of MySQL instances in a Linux environment. Your background in software engineering or Linux systems administration coupled with your enthusiasm to grow and challenge others on the team will be paramount to finding the best possible solutions that we set out to solve as a team.

Why Box needs you

Box is growing fast. Real fast. Every business in the world is looking to modernize the way that they work. As the leader in cloud content management, Box is the only company that can help enterprises transform how people work together. Come help us define a robust way to build, operate, and scale Box's data platforms that power this industry-leading mission!

Why you need Box

You're going to have the unique opportunity to help scale out a rapidly growing data platform using MySQL and other non-relational data stores as backends to customer-facing client applications. Like others in this position, you'll take on opportunities to build software with a test-driven development mindset that aims to simplify routine work and resolve larger technical problems. You'll also be challenged to push existing configurations beyond their current limits through performance testing and tuning. Through collaboration with engineers across other teams in the engineering organization, you'll also enable the development of new products that have a lasting and direct impact on the entire business.

Who you are

You have 3+ years of professional software development and production operations experience and enjoy discussing resiliency, scalability, and improving performance of hundreds of MySQL databases

* You have experience designing, building, and deploying high quality software with test frameworks and CI/CD
* You have automated routine work with software written in Python, PHP, Java, Go, and more
* You are excited to troubleshoot issues spanning hundreds of databases and want to dive into the internals of MySQL and Linux to resolve complex problems
* You've worked in cross-functional engineering teams and have an eye for enabling others' success in building new features and software to grow our business

About Box: Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for secure content collaboration, Box helps business of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

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, or disability status.

About Box

Box is a company that provides an online file sharing and cloud content management service.

5000 employees

900 jefferson avenue

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