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Principal Product Manager, Core

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Employer Provided Salary: 255,000-345,000 Annually
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Role Description 

You will have direct responsibility for the Dropbox product strategy, a product loved by 700m+ users worldwide focused on the universal organization, workflow, and search layer for all our user’s content. You will also have significant strategic impact and influence on the overall company direction. You will work closely with teams to deliver on existing value and develop the new Dropbox core experiences that help users sync, organize, and share their content, wherever they are, from any device. 

When you join, you’ll will be responsible for guiding and working alongside cross-org and cross-functional teams aimed at delivering on the company’s goals by shipping high quality customer experiences. A successful product leader will be able to balance perspectives across a range of functions, bring relevant experience, competitive insights and then set direction that empowers and energizes teams to deliver their best work in a fast-paced environment. You will need to have a deep understanding of users, strong analytical skills and design sense. 


  • Define and evangelize company-level product vision, strategy and roadmaps for key parts of the Core product experience that deeply engages users across Dropbox’s self-serve products. 
  • Lead and engage lock-step with Marketing, Data Science, Pricing and Packaging, Research and our customers to understand, analyze, synthesize, prioritize and evangelize key user needs and opportunities into product priorities, roadmaps and detailed PRDs that will results in positive impact for the business. 
  • Collaborate and cultivate strong relationships across Engineering and Design to test, quickly execute, iterate and launch experiences that will support growth acceleration for the business. 
  • Become an expert on Dropbox’s growth engine - understanding how to improve key funnels and flywheels.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience as a Product Manager
  • Strong empathy for users — a customer champion — who is constantly curious on how to delight the user 
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment. You can turn ambiguous problems and big ideas into an actionable roadmap of features, experiments, research — all with minimal guidance
  • Deep understanding of how Dropbox’s products work together — and what levers equate to short v. long-term success. You can quickly understand and translate results and how they ladder up to the larger goal set. 
  • You can make hard decisions — and push those around you to excel, even when they’re not in your organization. 
  • You’re able to set clear and meaningful targets that energize teams to contribute in an outsized way. 
  • Leadership experience in coordinating and motivating teams across multiple organizational boundaries, at times with differing incentives 
  • Excitement about building product experiences that create measurable business value, and in a time of extreme transformation 

Total Rewards

US Zone 1

$255,000$345,000 USD

US Zone 2

$229,500$310,500 USD

US Zone 3

$204,000$276,000 USD

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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