Senior Engineering Manager, Content - Metadata

Our mission is to build the world's fastest, most secure, scaleable, and highly available content management system.  Serving a rich contextual metadata platform alongside billions of files, hundreds of millions of folders, and tens of millions of users, the Box file and metadata system 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. We'll look to you to provide perspective on leading industry trends, recommendations on new and emerging technologies, thought leadership on code quality, and engineering process improvements. You will innovate alongside other senior members of our staff on our road to excellence. 
 
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 unique 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
  • Key contributor to the technical roadmap of the Content organization
  • Drive the design and implementation of features related to Metadata
  • Influence our team's processes and execution methods
  • Guide the professional growth of other engineers, providing relevant and timely career guidance and feedback
  • Collaborate with others senior engineers across our organization to define our technical strategy 
  • Hire great engineers
 
Who you are 
  • Several years of experience as a software engineer
  • Pragmatic experience decomposing monolithic applications into service oriented architectures
  • Fluent in any modern object oriented or functional programming languages such as: Java, Scala, PHP, Javascript, Node.js
  • Act like an owner and strive to do work you're proud of, both technically and in your team interactions
 
Welcome experience 
  • Experience executing in projects involving distributed systems
  • Technical lead in the past for a team of at least 3+ engineers 
  • Able to influence other teams to align with your technical and product vision
  • Played with the Box APIs or developed your own APIs
 
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