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Data Security Engineer

Data Security Engineer

About the Role:

Upstart is looking for a detail-oriented Data Security Engineer who will work at the cutting edge of encryption and data security to ensure that our data is secure and compliant. You will work collaboratively with our engineering and data science teams to protect the security of our product and infrastructure. You will also build and install tools that identify and classify our data. Reporting directly to the Head of Information Security, you will help execute on PCI compliance-related tasks and projects. If you are excited about using the latest tools to manage data exposure risk for one of the most innovative data science models in the fintech industry, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Here’s more about what you’ll be doing:

  • Take ownership of building, managing and monitoring Upstart’s encryption service, adequate access service, and data security controls for external auditors
  • Working closely with engineering and data science teams to safeguard our products
  • Building, refining, and maintaining a company-wide data dictionary, helping us drive and understand sensitive/non-sensitive elements
  • Reporting on sensitive data and its usage in the company
  • Working with the Director of Information Security to map PCI compliance to our infrastructure

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience in a data security role within a technology or financial services organization
  • Experience managing security controls and driving security policies over Amazon S3
  • Experience with data classification tools, SQL, and databases (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, Redshift)
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and communicate effectively with highly technical teams
  • Certifications such as Data privacy certification (e.g. CIPP) will strengthen consideration

About Us:

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ~80% of U.S. borrowers pay back their loans, yet only ~45% of these people have access to prime credit. Our engineering team uses non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly to solve this problem. Upstart was founded by three diverse leaders that bring their individual approach to Upstart creating a culture where “we get to the truth, move fast, and bring everyone in.”  Based in San Carlos, CA, Upstart is backed by Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Unlimited vacation days. You can take time off when you need it.
  • Dog friendly. Bring your furry friends to work. Our Pupstart dogs are a part of our family. Dogs at the office!
  • Affinity Group and Company events. Women’s groups, book clubs, rugby teams, basketball teams, Spartan race teams, badminton teams, and so much more! We also have weekly company meetings to encourage transparency.
  • Fully-stocked micro kitchen. We have food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You’ll never go hungry.
  • Technology reimbursement. You’ll have a budget to get whatever equipment you think you need to be productive.
  • Uber4 Business. Our office is located between San Carlos and Redwood City trains and our Uber4Business account will help you get to or from these stations with no expense to you.
  • Personal development budget. We’ll give you a budget to spend towards promoting your career or health. In addition, we give additional money to our teams to encourage learning and development.
  • Monthly stipend for cell phone

 

 

 

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Full Stack Software Engineer

Job Description:
Upstart is a fast-growing and profitable company revolutionizing how people access credit. We use data science and automation to make smarter lending decisions and help borrowers access credit easier and faster. And we need amazing engineers to make that happen.

We’re looking for curious and humble team members driven by a desire to move quickly, build robust systems, and improve people’s lives. Our engineers work on all aspects of the Upstart platform, from our data prediction model to our backend financial platform, to our web interfaces and 3rd party API integrations. You'll enjoy significant autonomy in architecting systems, writing algorithms, and crafting elegant user interfaces. Our team is broken into product-oriented squads, giving engineers direct access to the end-user and the ability to launch features without being blocked. We’ve also designed the squad system to enable constant learning: engineers have the chance to rotate squads every 6 months to learn new parts of the codebase and business. Do you want to learn a new language or a new skill? There's a squad here to learn from. You'll also get the chance to solve challenges with interesting engineering constraints, work in a distributed system, and collaborate with data scientists.  

We're in business of predictions, and we've predicted these skills are a good fit to be successful at Upstart:

  • 2+ years of full-stack web development
  • Experience with event-driven and event-sourced systems
  • Experience with web frameworks (Ruby on Rails preferred) and JavaScript / JS framework (React preferred)
  • Experience with SQL databases and domain modeling
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and enjoys collaborating with a team

About Upstart:
Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ~80% of U.S. borrowers pay back their loans, yet only ~45% of these people have access to prime credit. Our engineering team uses non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly to solve this problem. Upstart was founded by three diverse leaders that bring their individual approach to Upstart creating a culture where “we get to the truth, move fast, and bring everyone in.”  Based in San Carlos, CA, Upstart is backed by Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban.

 

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Senior Frontend Software Engineer

About the role: 

Do you love writing Javascript and engineering elegant user experiences? As a frontend engineer at Upstart, you'll be responsible for crafting the user's experience on our financial platform, making architectural decisions on the frontend, and determining the overall aesthetic of our site.

Here's what we're looking for:  

  • 5+ years of frontend or full-stack development
  • Strong JavaScript skills
  • Experience with frontend JS frameworks and libraries, like Angular and React/Redux
  • Ability to write and maintain clean, modular JS code
  • Knowledge of best UX practices

About Us:

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ~80% of U.S. borrowers pay back their loans, yet only ~45% of these people have access to prime credit. Our engineering team uses non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly to solve this problem. Upstart was founded by three diverse leaders that bring their individual approach to Upstart creating a culture where “we get to the truth, move fast, and bring everyone in.”  Based in San Carlos, CA, Upstart is backed by Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban.

 

Perks and Benefits:

  • Unlimited vacation days. You can take time off when you need it.
  • Dog friendly. Bring your furry friends to work. Our Pupstart dogs are a part of our family. Dogs at the office!
  • Affinity Group and Company events. Women’s groups, book clubs, rugby teams, basketball teams, Spartan race teams, badminton teams, and so much more! We also have weekly company meetings to encourage transparency.
  • Fully-stocked micro kitchen. We have food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You’ll never go hungry.
  • Technology reimbursement. You’ll have a budget to get whatever equipment you think you need to be productive.
  • Uber4 Business. Our office is located between San Carlos and Redwood City trains and our Uber4Business account will help you get to or from these stations with no expense to you.
  • Personal development budget. We’ll give you a budget to spend towards promoting your career or health. In addition, we give additional money to our teams to encourage learning and development.
  • Monthly stipend for cell phone

 

 

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