Server Hardware is one of the largest areas of spend at Box, with tens of thousands of servers across multiple data centers and hundreds of applications. We have only recently formed a Hardware Engineering function to design and qualify the most efficient hardware to power the growth of the business, and this is a great opportunity to build a Hardware Engineering function from scratch at a hypergrowth company. We have already achieved massive impact which has fundamentally changed the business trajectory of the company, and we are looking for your help to do more!
Why the team needs you
As the second engineer on the Hardware team, we need someone a driven, smart "Builder" familiar with industry leading best practices in Hardware Engineering to help create and scale this function from the ground up. We need your help to build scalable processes and automation to evaluate the latest technology, build automation for testing and performance analysis, and work with our vendors and across the Engineering organization to continue to improve cost efficiency, performance, and reliability of server hardware at Box.
Why you need Box
Join an elite cross-functional team including Capacity & Performance Engineers, Data Scientists, Hardware Engineers, and Operations professionals with alums from top tech companies (Intel, Ebay, Twitter, Andreesen Horowitz, McKinsey, etc)
You will have the opportunity to apply your experience and knowledge of industry best practices to build your vision for the function from the ground up, and deliver business results at the highest levels of visibility.
You will interact with teams across the organization from Developers, SRE, Data Center, Networking, Strategic Sourcing, and Finance - to name a few. You will have plenty of interactions with senior leadership to showcase what you are capable of.
Externally, you will have the opportunity to build your vision and develop relationships by leveraging VARs, manufacturers, and ODMs to build a holistic Hardware Program at Box. We are also building an external presence in the hardware engineering community, and this is a great opportunity to contribute to that while building your personal brand.
If you are looking for a challenge and willing to grab hold of opportunities by "rolling up your sleeves", this is the place to be!
Who you are
- Solid understanding of X86 server architecture and components
- 2+ years experience building performance testing automation and frameworks in any programming language
- 2+ years of working experience with selecting, qualifying, and productionalizing new Server Hardware and components
- 2+ years of working experience debugging and fixing hardware issues
Nice to have:
- Experience collaborating with developers and Service Owners in a distributed systems/microservices architecture
- Experience qualifying Firmware and BIOS updates
- Identifying and implementing Firmware, BIOS, and OS level optimizations
- Build and continuously improve automation for server performance testing and analysis
- Identify the latest new technologies, and perform testing and analysis to determine suitability for use at Box
- Select, qualify and productionalize new technologies and vendors to continuously improve server hardware efficiency, performance, and reliability
- Work with vendors to debug and troubleshoot systemic hardware issues (not day to day break/fix)
- Build processes and frameworks to collaborate cross-functionally to perform all of the above
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 business of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit
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