Paid Dropbox IGNITE Apprenticeship

Paid Dropbox IGNITE Apprenticeship


6 months starting October 2019


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TechHire Oakland is excited to share Dropbox’s IGNITE Apprenticeship!

DESCRIPTION: Dropbox IGNITE is a paid apprenticeship program geared towards professionals with non-traditional software engineering backgrounds who are looking to start or re-start their professional career. We’re looking for candidates with excitement for the job, tenacity, and the dedication to learn and improve. Dropbox IGNITE aims to provide you with a six month immersive experience at our San Francisco headquarters. As a member of one of our Software Engineering or Software Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams, you’ll learn the skills needed to transition into the tech industry alongside a cohort of fellow apprentices.

During the apprenticeship, you’ll be paired with a dedicated mentor committed to guiding you through the program. You can also expect to collaborate with full-time engineers and receive consistent and constructive feedback. Our goal is to curate a robust learning experience, build your professional network, and bring your engineering skills to Dropbox!

ROLE: Software Engineering

DURATION: 6 months (October 2019–March 2020)

LOCATION: San Francisco


  • Non-traditional Computer Science schooling/training (coding bootcamp grads, self-taught coders, veterans, those making a career shift, etc.)

  • No previous software engineering internship or full-time experience

  • Available to interview onsite at the Dropbox Headquarters in San Francisco

  • Full-time availability from October 2019March 2020 to complete the paid IGNITE Apprenticeship Program in San Francisco

  • Available to start full-time employment in April 2020 should you be extended a full-time offer upon completion of the program


Applications due August 14, 2019.

1) Apply here:

2) Follow Up:

Let us know you’ve applied at, if you are:

(1) an East Bay (Alameda + Contra Costa County) resident of color, and

(2) you’re from an underrepresented ethnic group in tech: African-American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Filipina, Korean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese, or mixed race with a parent from one of the above groups.

This will allow us to vouch for you. Also make sure you've filled out our TechHire Oakland Talent Form so we have you registered in our talent pool.

Feel free to contact with any questions.