The messaging team provides the foundational infrastructure that supports many of Box's core features and processes billions of messages a day.  From enhancing the mobile user experience by pushing real-time notifications, to ensuring customers' files are indexed for search and converted for preview across our platforms, we enable Box's engineers to build user experiences that delight our customers at every turn.   

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will play a key role in architecting and developing the next generation of messaging systems at Box.

To learn more about some of the user-facing experiences we power, check out our presentation from @Scale 2015 ( and our product blog ( 

Why the team needs you

The team is tackling the challenge of providing a solid data foundation for all of Box engineering.  You will architect and implement distributed messaging services capable of processing billions of messages per day.  You will build distributed job management systems to guarantee reliable execution of tasks critical to Box. You will collaborate with other engineers on the team to foster healthy engineering principles and represent our engineering values.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with internal customers from other engineering teams to understand their use-cases and product requirements. As a senior member of the team, you will use both technical and relational skills to lead large-scale projects to completion.

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 provide technical vision and leadership in a space with complex technical and business requirements.  You will expand your technical skills and scope by taking on large challenges in a distributed, large-scale environment with a focus on event movement and 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

  • Experience with messaging systems (ex: Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.) and NoSQL databases (ex: HBase, Cassandra, BigTable, etc.)
  • Experience with big data frameworks (ex: Spark, Hadoop, Storm, Samza, Flink, etc.) 
  • Experience coding in Java, Scala, C/C++ or similar OO/Strongly typed language
  • Passion for building distributed systems in an asynchronous problem space
  • Strive to do work you're proud of and have a strong sense of ownership
  • A natural problem solver and are drawn to large, complex problems
  • Enjoy mentoring and coaching more junior engineers. You like being part of a team, and want to inspire others to work with you
  • 5+ years work experience

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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