Box is the world’s leading Content Cloud. We are trusted by more than 115K organizations around the world today, including nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 and leaders across deeply regulated industries (such as AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide), to protect their data, fuel collaboration, and power critical workflows with secure, enterprise AI. 

By joining Box, you will have the unique opportunity to continue driving our platform forward. Content powers how we work. It’s the billions of files and information flowing across teams, departments, and key business processes every single day: contracts, invoices, employee records, financials, product specs, marketing assets, and more. Our mission is to bring intelligence to the world of content management and empower our customers to completely transform workflows across their organizations. With the combination of AI and enterprise content, the opportunity has never been greater to transform how the world works together and at Box you will be on the front lines of this massive shift.

Founded in 2005, Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and we have offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Metadata is a key component of the Box Content Cloud, enabling customers to add additional context to their files and transforming them into actionable content. In the current iteration, it's used to organize, discover, annotate, secure, and retain content. Metadata Platform adoption continues to grow exponentially as more Box products, like Shield, Relay, Sign, Governance, etc, rely on it internally and as our customers continue to build custom applications leveraging it.

But, we've only scratched the surface of what's possible. That's where you come in!

As we embark on the mission to deliver a next-generation Metadata Platform, we're looking for a Senior Engineer to join us and play a pivotal role. You'll have the opportunity to work with a small team of talented, collaborative, and fun engineers, solving some of the toughest challenges, as we build out the future of content management in the cloud. The work you do will have an immediate and lasting impact on the productivity of millions of users, at some of the most important enterprises of our time.


  • Lead design and implementation efforts for new components of our platform, from the ground up.
  • Collaborate with partner teams and domain architects on system design and services integration.
  • Design and implement scalable services with a focus on reliability, observability, operability and efficiency.
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes, Docker, BigTable, Elasticsearch, Spark and Istio.
  • Be heavily involved in defining the vision and assembling feature roadmaps.
  • Mentor other engineers and contribute to team growth and development.
  • Strengthen engineering processes, principles, and culture within the team and across Box, by championing a culture of learning, continuous improvement, and blameless retrospection.


  • You have 8+ years of professional software development experience.
  • You have extensive experience deploying and operating microservices in a cloud environment.
  • You are fluent in one of modern JavaScript frameworks (React or Vue).
  • Good understanding of scalability and observability practices.
  • You have experience working with message queues and/or streaming data systems like Kafka/PubSub.
  • You often collaborate with engineering and business leaders across organizations and disciplines.
  • You have led a team of engineers and are able to assess, communicate and complete project milestones.
  • You are the technical expert and provide guidance to your team on best practices, coding standards, and complex technical issues.
  • You have experience in mentoring and coaching engineers and provide technical feedback.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience working with distributed teams in different time zones.
  • Experience with public cloud systems such as GCP, AWS or Azure.

Check out the overview of the benefits and additional perks offered at Box.

Box lives its values, with community and in-person collaboration being a core part of our culture. Boxers are expected to work from their assigned office a minimum of 2 days per week, with a focus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your Recruiter will share more about how we work and company culture during the hiring process.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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