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Data Engineer

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.

Job Description

Do you love building infrastructure to move and analyze large volumes of data? Do you want to work for a company whose success depends on its ability to efficiently make sense of data? As a data engineer at Upstart, you'll be responsible for architecting systems to move, store, transform, and analyze large amounts of data, including financial and business data. You'll have an outsized impact on the productivity of the entire engineering and data science team and directly contribute to Upstart's core competitive advantage.

Requirements
  • Experience building large-scale data pipelines and warehousing solutions
  • Experience with technologies like S3, Redshift, Spark, and Hadoop
  • Ability to evaluate the scale of data problems and determine the optimal solutions for those problems
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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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Lead DevOps Engineer

Join Upstart as our lead DevOps engineer, where you will own the deployment and operation of our production systems, and potentially build out a team in the coming months. You’ll own and develop our AWS infrastructure, including PCI-compliant services on AWS, and help us migrate from Heroku to AWS. You’ll also lead the way in building tooling and automation to monitor the health of our infrastructure and create a productive environment for other engineers. You’ll have wide latitude in technology options and define our strategy for technology operations risk mitigation, which includes disaster planning and on-call procedures, and will report directly to the CTO.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in a DevOps/SRE role, preferably at a startup using AWS
  • Comfort working in high-security / high-compliance environments, such as finance or healthcare
  • Experience setting up and working with AWS security structures using Bastion Hosts, security groups, VPCs
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g. Cloudformation, Chef, Ansible, Terraform)
  • Experience with Docker, container management tools like Mesos, Kubernetes, and ECS
  • Experience with continuous integration tools like Codeship, Travis, Jenkins, or CircleCI
  • Relevant technical skills (bash scripting, Python, Java)
  • Ability to define high-level strategy for operations monitoring and risk mitigation
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