Senior DevOps Engineer

Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose)


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose)


251 - 500 people


2 Circle Star Way Fl 2
San Carlos, CA, 94070-6200, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • React
  • Redshift
  • Airflow
  • Hadoop
  • Python
  • Kafka
  • Django
  • Flask
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes

Role Description

Upstart is a fast-growing 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.

As a DevOps engineer 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 high-compliance 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 our Head of DevOps.


  • 8+ 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, Ansible)
  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes and ECS
  • Experience with continuous integration tools like Jenkins
  • Relevant technical skills (bash scripting, Python)
  • Ability to define high-level strategy for operations monitoring and risk mitigation

About Upstart

Upstart is a profitable Series D start-up founded by ex-Googlers with an amazing leadership and advisory team: We are the first consumer lending platform to use machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. We've originated over $5.5B in loans (huge milestone!) and have some exciting new revenue streams and projects in the works. We are currently recruiting for more stakeholder engineers to join our Engineering Team and aid our exponential growth.

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