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Engineering Manager, Content - Metadata Box
Redwood City, CA

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About Box

Job Description

Our mission is to build the world's fastest, most secure, scaleable, and highly available content platform. Serving a rich contextual metadata platform alongside billions of files, hundreds of millions of folders, and tens of millions of users, the Box Content Platform is the very heart of our product and foundation of our platform.

Box is rapidly evolving across many fronts - from simplifying and enhancing sharing, to implementing new ways to annotate, search, filter, and organize content, to enabling powerful new platform use-cases that stretch us to the limits of our scale. We are a small dedicated team, passionate about building a robust, distributed, scalable platform powering content and collaboration at Box. If this sounds like an exciting challenge to you, come join us.

Role and Team

As a the manager of the Metadata team within the Content org you lead an engineering team dedicated to building a flexible, scalable platform that allows users, enterprises, partners, and internal developers to store rich contextual information about their content. Driving many of Box's most critical new features to find, organize, secure, and manage content, your team's work requires architecting for scale, strong API design fundamentals, and a passion for working in a large-scale distributed environment.

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. As we rapidly build out new capabilities for collaboration, workflow, and intelligence, we need a robust metadata system that's up for the challenge. That's where you come in.

As a technical and inspiring leader, you will work across organizational and team boundaries in order to drive decisions that align with our future architecture, product, and business goals. You will lead significant technology initiatives from inception to successful deployment, across multiple layers of architecture. Metadata is at the core of our strategy, and we'll look to you to drive effective execution, delivering key business impact, while cultivating and growing an excellent team.

Why you need Box

The Box engineering team provides a unique combination of technical challenges around scale, reliability, and new feature development. As part of the Metadata team, you're going to have the opportunity to architect, build and scale a distributed web-scale content management system. You will work closely with our database infrastructure and operations teams to ensure the performance and availability of our service. As a central team in our platform, you will support and enable many engineering teams in building out the next wave of critical product features for Box.

What you'll be responsible for

* Partner with Product Management and technical leaders to build a compelling vision and roadmap for Metadata and the broader Content Organization
* Collaborate with cross-functional partners and stakeholders to ensure Metadata is delivering true business impact
* Cultivate a culture of excellence on the team through a focus on execution, quality, and scale
* Guide the professional growth of engineers, providing relevant and timely career guidance and feedback
* Grow the team through hiring great engineers
* Model and uphold our values through building a collaborative, inclusive team with a focus on customer impact and building for leverage

Who you are

* Several years of experience as a software engineering manager, ideally leading teams owning high-scale production services
* Several years experience as a Software Engineer
* Experience driving effective execution with agile processes in a highly dynamic environment
* Act like an owner with a strong focus on impact
* Able to model and cultivate a collaborative inclusive culture
* Strong communicator, able to build a compelling vision for their team

Welcome experience

* Leading cross-functional projects
* Managing multiple teams or managing through managers
* Building large scale distributed data services
* Building content management systems

Learn more

* 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, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit
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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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