Senior DevOps Engineer

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Self Financial, Inc. is a venture-backed, financial services startup based in Austin, TX. At Self, our mission is to help millions of people build credit and save money on their journey toward financial security.

There are about 100 million people in the US who have low credit scores or who have no access to credit at all. Sadly, there aren’t many options for these people. Most banks aren’t doing anything material to change the situation because it’s not profitable for them to do so. Bad credit or no credit history can be barriers to renting an apartment or getting certain jobs, let alone buying a car or house. And if you can get a loan with a low credit score, you’re very likely to pay a lot more in interest over the life of that loan.

We are looking for people who share a passion for our mission and relate to why we do what we do. At Self, we want to work with people who bring their best to solve challenges, share unique perspectives, find solutions and help make the financial space a better place for our consumers. We recognize that it takes different people and personalities to make our products – and our company – great. We only seek the best.

If you are someone who is equally passionate as we are, we want to chat with you.

Your Team:

We're a growing team of engineers working with our customers in focus. Your team will be passionate about delivering solutions that empower people with tools to improve their financial wellbeing. We create first-class, secure, cloud-native, and cost-effective services together to bring value to our customers. Succeeding in our mission together requires deep collaboration across our teams to ensure our products reach the people who can most benefit from them.

Your Role:

You will build and evolve the automated infrastructure of a growing FinTech in Austin. You will proactively create and contribute to software delivery pipelines using modern software delivery practices. A focus of this role is efficient and reliable automated deployments and environment management using infrastructure and configuration as code. You will work with first class tools and share your input, guidance and mentorship with the team. You will report to an engineering manager and work with our amazing team of professional engineers.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of DevOps related experience
  • Experience delivering AWS infrastructure and hosting environments
  • Experience delivering with containers (e.g. Docker, EKS/ECS/Fargate. Kubernetes experience preferred)
  • Experience creating Continuous Delivery in automated software pipelines to AWS
  • Experience creating Infrastructure-as-Code and Configuration-as-Code (Terraform and Packer preferred)
  • Experience working in one or more scripting languages (Python preferred)
  • Experience with RDBMS systems (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Experience using and configuring AWS resources including (e.g. HTTPS, TLS, DNS, VPCs, Load Balancing, Proxies, API Gateways)

Benefits

We have the compensation and benefits you expect. There is also one thing that Self Financial can offer that many startups cannot: we can positively change the world, while making a profit. Over 64 million adults in the U.S. do not have a credit score because of a lack of credit history. Self is solving this problem with creative technology solutions and partnerships.

Our perks include:

  • Stock options
  • Generous employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • Enjoy our vacation policy – there is no policy, because balance matters
  • Educational assistance
  • Free gym membership
  • Plenty of snacks and drinks provided
  • Casual dress code
  • Catered company lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Team happy hours and events
  • Downtown Austin office space

How we act with each other is how we act with our customers. We are direct, transparent and respectful, and we hope you embrace that approach.

Self Financial requires all employees hired to successfully pass a background check.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location

Our company is in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking the world-famous sixth street district and the Texas State Capitol building.

An Insider's view of Self Financial

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We are constantly growing and facing new challenges, but everyone works well together. Our company events are always fun and a good way to get to know each other better. We are a very tight-knit group, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Joanna

Customer Success Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about being at a company at this stage is being able to build data infrastructure and marketing programs from the ground up. I'm most excited to build out our entire retention marketing strategy to drive increased user engagement. We're utilizing a great growth automation system that allows us to do some really cool things.

Tim

Director of User Acquisition

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Self, I've had the opportunity to develop my skills in both our frontend and backend repos. I've also learned a lot about working together with stakeholders to create new features or resolve bugs. I definitely feel like a stronger engineer having worked on this team and learning so much from my colleagues about maintainable code.

Kristin

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Most financial institutions cast aside those considered low-to-moderate income. We help people with fundamental aspects of financial health – building credit, using it wisely and saving money. My goal is to continue building a company of highly talented and collaborative people driven by a mission of helping people achieve financial stability.

Brett

Chief Marketing Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a fast paced work environment, collaboration is key. It’s great to work with people who are willing to help each other out. If you have a question, it’s as easy as walking to their desk to ask!

Jorge

Compliance Manager

What are Self Financial Perks + Benefits

Self Financial Benefits Overview

We're located in downtown Austin with a direct view of the Capitol! Being in the heart of the action creates an exciting place to grow the company and make a huge impact for our customers.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity Incentive Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time remote for specific positions.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees in specific positions free parking or a transportation stipend.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance to new employees.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer gym membership for employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Self offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
We offer paid industry certifications for specific positions at Self.
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