Application Security Engineer

Remote - US; Remote - Canada; Remote - IrelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaCanadaNorth AmericaIrelandEurope

Role Description 

As part of the Application Security team, you’ll be working to reduce risk across Dropbox. We partner with engineering and product teams during each point of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and help drive broader security initiatives across Dropbox.   Application Security Engineers provide security impact by developing secure-by-default libraries and frameworks that teams across Dropbox can frictionlessly integrate into their products. They also offer their expertise on security matters through cross-team consultations that cover design and threat modeling, as well as through documentation and educational initiatives.


  • Act as a subject matter expert on application security domains involving web, mobile, and desktop platforms
  • Conduct security consultations on new and existing products, and be able to communicate complicated issues to non-technical audiences
  • Improve upon and further integrate the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC) into product design and engineering efforts
  • Empower secure-by-default development by shipping libraries and frameworks that address classes of vulnerabilities at scale
  • Assist with code reviews to proactively identify potential vulnerabilities, and follow-up with tooling to prevent future vulnerabilities


  • 2+ years experience in application security engineering
  • Strong communication skills and relationship building skills
  • Experience in architecting and building application security on modern tech stacks across multiple platforms (web, mobile, desktop)
  • Experience in building and scaling the Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Experience with threat modeling and handling vulnerability reports
  • Experience partnering with cross-functional engineering and product teams
  • Be able to demonstrate software development experience

Total Rewards

At Dropbox, we strive to be a great place for all Dropboxers to grow and be recognized for that growth. This job posting reflects broad requirements, and represents two potential levels of role. Through our assessment process, we will identify your level that ties to compensation based on your experience and technical expertise along with the scope of the role. Our Engineering Career Framework is viewable by anyone outside the company and describes what’s expected for our engineers at each of our career levels. Check out our blog post on this topic and more here.

For candidates hired in Colorado, the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is $125,800 - $148,000 - $170,200 if you are assessed at the IC2 level. If you are instead assessed at the IC3 level, the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is $149,600 - $176,000 - $202,400.   This salary/OTE range represents the low, middle, and high end of the salary or OTE (Sales roles) range for this position, and is subject to change. To determine a Dropboxer’s starting pay we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location and an evaluation of a candidate’s skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. This position may be considered a promotional opportunity.   Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).   Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, 11 Company-wide PTO days, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support
  • Mental Health and Wellness benefits
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
Additional benefits details are available upon request.

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