Senior Systems Engineer

Spreedly (View all Jobs)

Durham, NC or Remote, US

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Spreedly is the world's leading Payments Orchestration solution. Our vision is that the world is better with a diversified, inclusive payment ecosystem. Our mission is to accelerate commerce with an open, secure, and flexible payment platform that welcomes all payment participants. Backed by Spectrum Equity, with a $75M investment, Spreedly is experiencing rapid growth.

We now serve 600 customers globally.  Many of these direct customers are platforms and marketplaces that have thousands of their merchants leveraging our payments platform.  Our customers include industry leaders in digital goods, order ahead and delivery, online marketplaces, donation/giving platforms, event ticketing, and financial services.

Our employees help us execute against our vision through building a culture focused on autonomy, transparency, and collaboration in a dynamic, high-growth organization.

Spreedly's Infrastructure Engineering team is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join them in building and maintaining the foundational systems and platform primitives on which Spreedly's services run. This team provides the systems and services that Spreedly's engineers utilize to fulfill feature development and delivery, our customers integrate with to transact with any gateways or payment services, and Spreedly as a whole relies upon to achieve its mission and continue its growth. The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for building and scaling complex infrastructure, as well as finding solutions for systems problems.
  • Build, operate and scale infrastructure systems
  • Mentor other engineers 
  • Collaborate with other teams to improve software development process
  • Deliver solutions in support of applications
  • Support rigorous levels of availability and adherence to compliance standards
  • Requirements
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration
  • Experience with DevOps and/or GitOps and an understanding of CI/CD methods
  • Previous experience with HashiCorp stack (Terraform, Vault, Consul, Nomad, etc.) and Ansible is a plus
  • 4+ years B2B or public facing software industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience building, operating, and scaling systems on AWS
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code
  • Ability to learn new tech as necessary
  • Ability to operate semi-autonomously, sorting your own immediate priorities
  • Ability to deliver solutions in support of applications written in Ruby on Rails and Elixir
  • Ability to sort out immediate priorities from the ever shifting needs of a rapidly growing organization
  • What We Offer
  • Competitive salary + Equity
  • Outstanding Medical and Dental Insurance: Premiums are 100% company paid for employees and families
  • Note: We offer two PPO health insurance plans: A traditional copay and a high deductible with HSA. Spreedly contributes $1,200/$2,400 per year to the HSA for those choosing the high deductible plan
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional Vision insurance and various Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Open Paid Time Off policy + 12 weeks paid leave for new parents
  • Matching 401k plan (5% up to $5,000 yearly)
  • Monthly digital lifestyle stipend ($150), new MacBook, and $200 accessory reimbursement
  • $3,000 annual Professional Development stipend and free LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • Flexible, remote friendly work environment
  • Quarterly visits to HQ for remote employees
  • Spreedly is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively work to drive out even unintentional discrimination in our hiring processes via practices like blindly graded work samples, structured interviews, and diversity awareness training.

    Due to the sensitive nature of what Spreedly does- handling payment data- candidates must complete a successful background check. If you have concerns along those lines, please discuss with us sooner rather than later- we do not want you to waste time in the hiring process and get disqualified at the end if we can help it.

    Spreedly has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all in-office and in-person company meetings, including our mandatory quarterly All Hands events.

    Some of our positions are open to remote applicants. If this is the case it will be sited in the job posting just below the position name. Unless otherwise stated, remote positions are open to candidates in the contiguous US only. We are not set up to support remote employees from CA, NY, or outside the contiguous US. All applicants must have a US work visa.

    We appreciate your interest in our company. Because of the high volume of resume flow, we may only respond to those candidates that we think will be a potential fit.

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