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Remote - Poland

Infrastructure Software Engineer

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

Role Description

As an Infrastructure Engineer, your role will be crucial in shaping and constructing the robust systems that not only support our current flagship products but also lay the groundwork for the next wave of engineering innovations. From optimizing user experiences across various projects to ensuring seamless scalability and data integrity, you'll be at the forefront of shaping the technological backbone of our platform.

Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you'll leverage your expertise to tackle audacious challenges and push the boundaries of what's possible. Your contributions will directly impact millions of users, as every line of code you write furthers our mission to revolutionize the way people work and collaborate.

Join us in redefining the future, where your passion for building scalable, reliable systems will drive meaningful change on a global scale.

Learn more about our expansion into Poland in this blog!

Our Engineering Career Framework is viewable by anyone outside the company and describes what’s expected for our engineers at each of our career levels. Check out our blog post on this topic and more here.


  • Build infrastructure capable of managing metadata for hundreds of billions of files, handling hundreds of petabytes of user data, and facilitating millions of concurrent connections.
  • Assist in expanding Dropbox's role as the data-fabric, linking hundreds of millions of applications, devices, and services worldwide, while spearheading efforts to improve interoperability and adaptability across various ecosystems.
  • Measure and optimize Dropbox's analytics platform to maintain its status as one of the most advanced in the industry for extracting meaningful insights from vast data volumes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to innovate and implement solutions that enhance the performance, reliability, and security of Dropbox's infrastructure, ensuring a seamless experience for users worldwide.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing large-scale, multi-threaded, and geographically distributed backend systems
  • Proficient in programming and debugging across a range of languages such as Python, Go, C/C++, or Java
  • Experience working with operating system internals, filesystems, databases, networks, and compilers. 
  • Ability to independently execute tasks at hand

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Semaphores and Mutexes 

Total Rewards

At Dropbox, we strive to be a great place for all Dropboxers to grow and be recognized for that growth. This job posting reflects broad requirements, and represents two potential levels of role. Through our assessment process, we will identify your level that ties to compensation based on your experience and technical expertise along with the scope of the role. 

Dropbox applies increased tax deductible costs (50%) to remuneration earned by certain qualifying employees (to the extent an employee will be involved in the creation of the software as an “author”) for the transfer of copyrights, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Income Tax Act.

If you are assessed at the IC2 level, below are the current Salary/OTE ranges (Subject to change):
zł15,900 - zł18,800 - zł21,600 per month  

If you are assessed at the IC3 level, below are the current Salary/OTE ranges (Subject to change):
zł20,300 - zł23,900 - zł27,500 per month  

The range listed above is the expected annual salary/OTE for this role, subject to change.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox is a Virtual First company and is open to hiring candidates in all authorized locations. 


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • Retirement Savings through a defined contribution pension or savings plan**
  • Dropbox provides a Flexible PTO Policy in addition to your statutory holidays allowing you to unplug, unwind, and refresh
  • Dropbox also provides exclusive additional paid time off for all FTE employees across the Globe, in addition to any relevant statutory holidays
  • Protection Plans including Life and Disability Insurance*
  • A Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, Adoptions and Surrogacy support, and Lactation support 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.
*Where group plans are not available, allowances are provided
**Benefit, amount, and type are dependent on geographical location, based upon applicable law or company policy


Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.