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Director of Engineering

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Employer Provided Salary: 214,900-363,400 Annually
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Role Description

The Business Enablement team is seeking an experienced leader. The Unified Commerce Director is responsible for systems that are on the critical path to enable product launches and monetization. This is a technical management role, requiring deep engineering knowledge and proven leadership and management skills.

The position is closely involved in helping to mentor, develop, and evaluate employee performance as well as aiding in the development and continuous improvement of the Business Enablement team. This role will strategically influence how we monetize Dropbox’s software products through a multi-year strategy, provide necessary guidance and technical leadership to more junior managers and engineers, and participate in sharing information with the company and senior leaders. A successful candidate will be able to balance constantly evolving tactical needs to keep the business moving with the ability to drive critical initiatives across the company and with our partners.


  • Drive complex strategic software engineering initiatives to delivery.
  • Demonstrate leadership by managing and growing engineering expertise, and setting technical direction and priorities within the organization.
  • Partner with other areas of the organization to support their business goals while looking for opportunities to accelerate the pace of delivery.
  • Advocate for quality and mechanisms that allow us to operate at scale with less cost.
  • Lead the Unified Commerce, including subteams that own Configuration, Pricing and Quoting (CPQ), Quote to Order (Q2O), Order processing, payments, among other teams and functionalities, providing them with operational and strategic planning and prioritizing the allocation of resources.
  • Deliver guidance concisely and clearly for proper prioritization and tradeoffs that follow rational prioritization criteria.
  • Advise senior management through projects and status updates.
  • Guide conversations to remove blockers and encourage collaboration across teams.
  • Provide a point of escalation for teams facing complex technical challenges.
  • Expose technology and organizational needs throughout the department.


  • 8+ years of experience working in a software engineering-focused role.
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior management role.
  • Experience leading and managing software engineers.
  • In-depth knowledge of software development practices, architectural patterns, designing software for scale, payment processing, and software product monetization.
  • Experience performing or leading transformational initiatives, such as migrating out of legacy systems, moving from in-house to third party, and closing long-standing projects, among others.
  • In-depth knowledge of frameworks, practices, and mechanisms to optimize engineering teams towards business goals.
  • Experience helping teams improve the quality of software delivery and managing technical debt.
  • Data-driven, customer-focused, self-motivated, and organized.
  • Ability to communicate technical details clearly across organizational boundaries.

Total Rewards

US Zone 1

$268,600$363,400 USD

US Zone 2

$241,700$327,100 USD

US Zone 3

$214,900$290,700 USD

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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