Staff Backend Engineer, Compute

Box is growing rapidly and data-powered products will play an integral in our success in the marketplace. We are gathering, storing, and making data available on a massive scale for many engineering teams.  Data size, generation rate, heterogeneity, and consumers are all growing at an astonishing pace, leading to a multitude of technical challenges. 
In this role, you will be responsible for designing and building the next generation data platform that will power our core data infrastructure.  You will work with an incredible team of engineers to solve some of the most complex problems and unlock the full value of our data.
Why the team needs you
The compute 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.
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.  We are committed to hitting aggressive technological and revenue goals.  That’s where you come in.
Why you need Box 
This is your opportunity to be provide technical vision and leadership in a space with complex and ever-evolving business requirements. You will set the technical direction of the team and mentor more junior engineers.  You will expand your technical skills and scope by taking on large challenges in a distributed, large-scale environment with a focus on data computation. You will shape the future of services core to the Box business that impacts millions of customers on a daily basis. 
Who you are
  • 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
  • 8+ years of industry experience
  • 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
  • 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

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 businesses 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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