MySQL Site Reliability Engineer

Dropbox, San Francisco, CA

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Role Description

As a MySQL SRE at Dropbox, you will be part of a very small team that is building the largest distributed filesystem in the world. This involves scaling MySQL operations, building tools to maintain and enhance the database infrastructure, and working closely with all of engineering to improve overall site performance.


  • Design, implement, and maintain database management tools for managing a large fleet of databases
  • Design and deploy databases on test and production environment
  • Perform database installation, upgrades, master promotions, and site failover
  • Implement procedures and tools for backup, recovery, and monitoring
  • Interact with developers, site architects, and operations teams to resolve site and database issues
  • Work both collaboratively and independently within a team setting (we love Slack!)


  • Programming in Python, Go, or  C/C++
  • MySQL and relational database architecture concepts
  • 5+ years of experience administering large MySQL installations
  • Linux (Ubuntu) with excellent knowledge of systems internals
  • Chef or Puppet
  • Building/implementing monitoring for MySQL
  • Experience with distributed and large scale filesystems
  • Continuous integration and testing
  • Cloud infrastructure (Amazon EC2)

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off 
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

About Dropbox

Dropbox simplifies the way people work together. 500 million registered users around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. With 150,000 businesses on Dropbox Business, we’re transforming everyday workflows and entire industries.

Want to learn more about Dropbox? Visit https://www.dropbox.com/