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Senior Infrastructure/DevOps Engineer

Columbus, Ohio
29 Jul 2022
About Upstart

Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks and credit unions to expand access to affordable credit. As we transitioned to being a public company, we're now poised to leverage our domain expertise and revolutionize every aspect of lending and credit risk evaluation. We've recently expanded our offerings to include automobile refinancing and we plan to take on more verticals as the business grows.

By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks and credit unions can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while simultaneously delivering the exceptional digital-first lending experience their customers demand. Upstart's patent-pending platform is the first to receive a no-action letter from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau related to fair lending. Upstart not only supports a large remote workforce, but also has offices in San Mateo, CA; Columbus, OH; and Austin, TX.

Most Upstarters join us because they connect with our mission of enabling access to effortless credit based on true risk. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we'd love to hear from you!

The Team and Role

Upstart's Data Engineering team builds the data infrastructure and platform for our AI lending products. Upstart's data platform team (Sub-squad within the broad data engineering squad) creates developer-friendly products that enable data discovery, governance, analytics, and reporting. The team's mission is to promote data-driven decisions by creating the necessary tooling and frameworks in service to data engineering. You will be instrumental in defining and implementing our core infrastructure and help us realize our data-driven mission of affordable credit.

Upstart is looking for talented Infrastructure/DevOps engineers to join our core Data Platform team. As a Senior Engineer, you will help architect, build, automate and scale the tools used by data engineers to build, test, and deliver their code to production.

Position Location - This role is available in the following locations: Remote

Time Zone Requirements - This team operates on the West Coast time zone.

Travel Requirements - This team has regular on-site collaboration sessions. These occur a few days per quarter at the San Mateo office. If you need to travel to make these meetups, Upstart will cover all travel related expenses.

How you'll make an impact:
  • Help define the future of and contribute directly to Upstart's cloud infrastructure
  • Manage and improve our CI/CD processes to make sure software development and deployment are streamlined and are as simple as possible
  • Work cross-functionally to support the various data engineering teams.
  • Develop proofs-of-concept and enhancements to our infrastructure tooling and automation.
  • Evangelize good coding and engineering best practices while uplifting fellow engineers
  • Provide top tier support for our services and keep them highly available

What we're looking for:
  • A willingness to learn on the job and take on tasks as needed
  • Hands on experience in AWS cloud services (EC2, SQS, S3, Lambda, EKS)
  • 4+ years of experience in a DevOps role
  • 4+ years of experience working with Python or similar scripting languages
  • Strong DevOps/SRE knowledge and expertise in multiple areas, including scripting, IaC, automation, configuration management, and containerization/container orchestration
  • Knowledge of Linux architecture, administration, troubleshooting, and production operations
  • Hands on experience on open source and enterprise application performance monitoring solutions
  • Relevant experience with data models and database querying.
  • Ability to inspire other people to work with you, and you enjoy mentoring and coaching more junior engineers.

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Jenkins, Artifactory, HashiCorp tools, Terraform, and Ansible.
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes.
  • Cloud networking fundamentals
  • Knowledge of data pipelines, data stores, kafka or similar streaming infrastructure
  • Having worked on the transition from Monolith to Microservice architecture

What you'll love:
  • Competitive Compensation (base + bonus & equity)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Personal Development and Technology & Ergonomic Budgets
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Clubs and Activities (Game Nights, Fitstarters, Superwomen, Book Club, Investing Club, Money Discussions, Photography Club and Basketball teams)
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 401(k) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Catered lunches + snacks & drinks

The minimum base pay for this position in Colorado is $155k base + bonus + equity + benefits. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This information is provided in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act. It is specific to Colorado and may not be applicable to other locations.


Upstart is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to ensuring that underrepresented classes receive better access to affordable credit, and are just as committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we can only become better together.

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  • Job Reference: 671159642-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Upstart
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application