Sr. Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States

LeapYear Technologies

Role Locations

  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


26 - 50 people


2809 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94705-1166, US

Tech Stack

  • Haskell
  • Scala
  • Apache Spark
  • GraphQL
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Functional languages
  • CircleCI
  • AWS
  • Python
  • Terraform
  • Packer
  • Ansible
  • Prometheus

Role Description

LeapYear's secure machine learning platform is deployed by some of the largest enterprises in the world across finance, healthcare, and technology.

Our technology ensures differential privacy, a widely recognized standard of data privacy that enables all data - including sensitive information - to be utilized for analytics, while providing mathematically proven privacy protection.

The LeapYear system is composed of a core set of components that allow private machine learning on data sets that can scale to petabytes. The system includes private algorithms for relational operations, statistical methods and machine learning. A data scientist accesses private data using a Python API. Administration is provided via a web-based GUI or an API.

LeapYear's Infrastructure team builds the tools that build our software and scales our test infrastructure such that all developers can contribute to automated test suites. For deployments of LeapYear, Infrastructure engineers write sophisticated, parameterized installers for enterprise environments, and automate deployment into cloud environments.

We are looking for versatile problem solvers that are interested in developer productivity, automation, and cloud infrastructure.


  • Build the network and scale our existing systems using Infrastructure as Code
  • Partner with product management to define problems and identify iterative solutions
  • Balance immediate business objectives against a long-term architectural vision
  • Contribute to an engineering-wide culture of code quality and shared responsibility for testing
  • Contribute to other engineer's personal development by sharing knowledge, mentoring, and coaching


  • 7+ years of general software programming experience, including regular use of major scripting languages (Python, Bash, Ruby, Java)
  • 5+ years of experience building network infrastructure, preferably with Infrastructure as Code tools
  • 2+ years of experience using Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, and Packer
  • 2+ years of experience building infrastructure with containers and using tools such as Kubernetes, Docker Compose or Docker
  • Enterprise experience with Linux systems administration, command line tools, and various distributions of Linux (Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu, etc).
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment tools such as CircleCi, Jenkins or Spinnaker (CircleCI preferred)
  • Experience with services provided by AWS, GCP, VMware and Azure (AWS and GCP preferred)


  • Experience with administering and running Hadoop and Spark clusters
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Experience with security best practices in Linux system administration and cloud infrastructure
  • Experience using secret management tools such as Vault or AWS/GCP secret manager
  • Experience testing the results of statistical analysis, preferably machine learning
  • Experience with Maven, Bazel, Gradle, or other modern build systems
  • Acquainted with and interested in functional programming (Haskell, OCaml, Clojure, Erlang, Scala)

A Few of the Perks

  • Culture of teaching and learning
  • Competitive compensation package of salary and equity
  • Catered lunch every day
  • Company outings
  • Build your ideal work station
  • Generous health insurance plan
  • Relocation support and visa sponsorship

About LeapYear Technologies

LeapYear solves a hard problem that impacts every data-driven industry – enabling secure machine learning on sensitive data.

Our long-term mission is to enable access to any data with the highest standards of privacy and security.

Our team has built the first enterprise platform for differentially private machine learning, drawing from the latest research in cryptography, machine learning, and information theory.

Company Culture

What we value:

Putting the client first

Frame every decision in the context of creating value for our clients. Understand how investments of time and resources will improve our clients’ ability to leverage their data in a better, faster, cheaper, or more secure way.

Having high standards

LeapYear makes trustworthy and high-performance technology - our work necessarily must reflect these qualities. Be reliable to your teammates, and expect the same from them. Challenge proposed solutions with rigor (not aggression) and prioritize ideas with impact.

Teaching, learning, and growing

When we don’t know something, we form questions instead of assumptions. When we make mistakes, we invest time in understanding where we went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.

Insisting on integrity

We do not cut corners when it comes to honesty, respect, and personal accountability, and we make strong and intentional efforts to promote these values in our relationships at work.

Being kind

Emulate the warmth and positivity of the people you admire the most. Respond to inexperience with inclusiveness, not frustration. Look after your physical and mental health, and take care not to burn out yourself or others.

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