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Senior Demand Planning Engineer

Company: Dropbox
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

Company DescriptionDropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to unleash the worlds creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Dropbox has more than 12 offices around the world.Team DescriptionOur Tech Operations team scales security and reliability for our fast growing user base. This includes managing our network, hardware, and data centers, as well as creating the layer from which all Dropbox experiences are built. As our user base and product family continues to grow, tech operations is responsible for strengthening our foundation.

Role Description

Dropbox is the home for your most important stuff now were bringing it to life with a growing family of products. As we scale our global brand, theres plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world.

Our Production Infrastructure team creates the layer on which all Dropbox experiences are built. As our user base and product family continues to grow, Production Infrastructure is responsible for strengthening our foundation.

An important and integral part of our Production Infrastructure strategy is Capacity Planning. Our Capacity Planning team works alongside Supply Chain and Hardware Engineering, as well as Serving Engineering, DC, Network, Product and Finance teams and others on developing & maintaining Dropbox Capacity plan and strategy for next months/years.

The Capacity Planning team optimizes Dropbox Infrastructure, and the underlying On-Premise & AWS, to meet storage, network & compute needs thatll help Dropbox scale beyond our current 3B+ files/day stored by 500M+ users.


Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain Infrastructure Rack Demand Plan for major services (Magic Pocket, YSS, Databases, etc.) in Dropbox using growth modeling, utilization optimization & capacity management
  • Drive capacity optimization efforts internally that improve fleet utilization or help DC planning for next 5+ years
  • Build data models in MS Excel or similar tools that take different data inputs to create capacity plans over next months/years
  • Be part of a larger technical leadership team that sets the strategy for Dropbox Infrastructure over the next 2-5 years
  • Deliver a monthly or quarterly Capacity Operational update to internal stakeholders thats based on growth, utilization, & other data-driven metrics
  • You must possess a sense of vision, ability to motivate and influence others, solve problems, meet deadlines and executive presence.



    Requirements


    • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Math, Science, Statistics and/or similar technical field of study
    • 7+ years experience in an Infrastructure Demand or Capacity planning role
    • Strong experience with capacity planning for large scale infrastructure and distributed systems, specially storage & compute
    • Experience with data modeling and data center capacity planning
    • An expert in handling changes in a fast paced environment with comfort, confidence & data-driven decisions
    • Collaborative and capable of working cross-functionally with different teams that vary from Product to Sales to Operations to HW to SW to Finance
    • Be comfortable in leading as a tech lead and/or subject matter expert who represents the team internally & externally for everything Capacity plan and strategy


      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)

        Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

        Keywords: Dropbox, San Francisco, Senior Demand Planning Engineer, Engineering, San Francisco, California

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