Product Software Engineer - Location Flexible

San Francisco, CA; Remote - US

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Role Description

Our strategy starts with our mission: how do we build the right set of products that can help our customers work in a more enlightened way? If the first big problem Dropbox solved was getting your files in the cloud, the new problem we’re solving is helping you organize your life. As we’re evolving the core business from syncing and sharing files, we are looking for Product Engineers to come build the next generation of new products for collaboration and distributed work. Product Engineers thrive working across technologies and codebases, but are also involved in leading various product development cycle stages. Along the way they are expected to fully represent the users needs through close partnership with product, design, and user research. In this role you will deliver best-in-breed software by working closely with a broad set of multi-functional partners including design, product management, and quality assurance engineers on marquee projects like Dropbox Paper, Transfer, or Family. As a Product Engineer, you will support data-driven approaches to conduct experiments or iterate features, while ensuring that the software we write will last and scale. You advocate for simple solutions and designs over complex ones, knowing when to move fast and when to do things right.

Responsibilities

  • You will partner with product managers, designers and analysts to deeply understand the needs of our users and build a product that serves those needs
  • You will articulate a technical vision for a more enlightened way of working and work with multi-functional partners to deliver that vision
  • You will design and build software capable of reaching millions of daily users in Python and/or JavaScript/React
  • You will develop and execute against both short and long-term roadmaps, making effective tradeoffs between business impact, user experience, and a high-quality technical foundation
  • You will improve the team and company – you will be an active participant in our culture (mentorship, interviewing, and new initiatives)
  • You will support your fellow engineers through mentorship, feedback, code reviews, and advancement of internal tools and processes

Requirements

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • 2+ years of software engineering and/or work related industry experience
  • Previous success developing and shipping a large-scale web application with a user-empathetic mindset
  • Skilled at building user-facing applications and supporting systems and libraries on web and/or desktop, especially with Python, Go, TypeScript, React, HTML, and/or CSS. You can work across these areas, but you may specialize in one or another
Job tags: CSS Data-driven HTML JavaScript Product management Python React Research TypeScript User Experience User research
Job region(s): North America
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