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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Upstart
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. Forbes recently ranked Upstart #12 on its list of "most promising AI companies in America." Inc. Magazine also recognized Upstart as one of the Best Workplaces for 2020. By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks 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 is based in San Mateo, California and Columbus, Ohio. 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! We're looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer to help architect the future of Upstart's application architecture. You'll be joining our Core Services team which is responsible for supporting other engineering teams by building tools to support the developer experience, and leading & guiding the future design of feature development. You will design and architect large scale systems as we move towards a distributed, large-scale design. How you'll make an impact:

  • Help lead the engineering team towards better architectural, system and database designs & practices;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to push the boundary of what is possible;
  • Move quickly on both existing and greenfield projects, while always keeping our end users in mind;
  • Help us build our engineering team and make Upstart a genuinely awesome place to work;
  • Come up with great solutions while we're moving to a microservices and event-driven architecture. What we're looking for:
    • Experience working with full stack web applications in an object-oriented language (Ruby, Python, Java, C#, etc) for at least 8+ years professionally;
    • Dedication to mentoring, and implementing best practices for the team;
    • Solid understanding of database design and distributed systems at scale;
    • Passion for clean code and architecture, and initiative to "level-up" the engineering team with better practices & design;
    • You are able to lead and resolve company-wide technical discussions, and are able to collaborate and include inputs from cross-functional teams (security, devops, data, compliance and product);
    • You have a good sense for build-vs-buy, and are able to prioritize the highest ROI architectural investments;
    • Experience with AWS managed services, distributed & event-driven systems is a plus. 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) 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.-- U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Upstart are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please identify your race Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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