Database Engineer, Postgres

Upstart

Columbus, OH, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
  • Website: upstart.com
  • Company Address: , San Carlos, CA, 94070

About Upstart

Upstart is the 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.

Job Description

About Upstart

Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. As we transitioned to being a public company, we’re now poised to leverage our domain expertise and revolutionize every aspect of lending and credit risk evaluation. We’ve recently expanded our offerings to include automobile refinancing and we plan to take on more verticals as the business grows.

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!

The Team
 
As a Database Engineer, you will own the architecture, deployment, maintenance and performance optimizations of our production database systems built on Postgres technology. You’ll own and develop our AWS RDS infrastructure, including high-compliance services on AWS. You’ll also lead the way in building tooling and automation to monitor the performance and health of our database infrastructure and create tools for software engineers to help them create faster applications. 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 VP of Cloud Engineering.If you:
  • Have 5+ years of experience in a Database Engineer/DBA role using Postgres, preferably at a startup using AWS RDS
  • Have very good command of SQL 
  • Have knowledge of Postgres extensions and performance optimization techniques.
  • Are familiar with Postgres scalability solutions
  • Have decent knowledge of fundamental AWS building blocks (EC2, EBS, S3, RDS, IAM, VPC)
  • Are comfortable working in high-security / high-compliance environments, such as finance or healthcare
  • Have relevant technical skills (scripting, Unix command line tools)
  • Have the ability to define high-level strategy for operations monitoring and risk mitigation

 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) retirement plan
  • Catered lunches + snacks & drinks

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. 

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