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So, Dropbox is coming to Austin:

Later this year, Austin will get a little weirder when Dropbox opens its second US office. [...]

 

When we began looking for our second US location, Austin was an obvious choice. The city has a lot going on in tech and art, paired nicely with a healthy dose of Texan hospitality. Also, the food is pretty legit.

In Austin, we’re focused on supporting our 175 million users and expanding our efforts around Dropbox for Business. Austinite Dropboxers will get all the same challenges, perks, and culture of our San Francisco office, plus more.

Well, I’m not sure who will be injecting more “weird” in this new relationship.  Dropbox is a great company and product, and Austin is a great city to do business in.  But as others in Austin have pointed out, Dropbox is missing out if they don’t leverage some of the enterprise software talent floating around Austin.  The announcement makes reference to it (Dropbox for Business), but the job openings don’t reflect that any software talent will be employed:

  • account executive
  • IT helpdesk
  • inside sales rep
  • recruiter
  • user ops agent
  • recruiting coordinator

By all means come to Austin, but take full advantage!

 

  • Flournoy Henry

    Well, in their defense, maybe that’s what the two recruiter positions are for. Get them in and then go after the Austin talent. I’m sure they’ll find plenty!