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Senior Software Engineer, Platform Engineering



Software Engineering
Colorado, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

About SmartAsset:

SmartAsset is on a mission to help people get better Financial Advice. Our vision is to be the web’s go to resource for financial advice powering the largest marketplace connecting consumers with financial advisors and financial products.

We have raised $110 Million in Series D Funding, bringing our valuation to over $1 Billion to further fuel SmartAsset’s continued growth of its market-defining SmartAdvisor platform. Today, SmartAsset reaches more than 100 million people each month through its personal finance content, custom tools and personalized calculators. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator's list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers in 2020.

SmartAsset has been featured in hundreds of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, The New York Times, CNBC, FOX Business, The Washington Post, U.S. News World Report, TIME, Reuters, Businessweek and Barron’s.

About the Team:

Come help us build the platform that SmartAsset engineers leverage to ship software to production and derive insights from data! Join a team focused on identifying and building new services to help our engineers work better and smarter. Platform Engineers are deeply technical but product-focused, striving to raise the bar for developer experience at SmartAsset for everything from CICD pipelines to application architecture.

You’ll be working as part of a small but essential team making critical decisions and improvements to our engineering platform. You’ll work closely with the data and engineering teams to understand the problems they encounter and help fuel the platform's roadmap. You’ll get the opportunity to work with many other talented individuals and see the impact in of the work that you’re doing.

About the Job:


  • Empower product delivery teams to execute independently while meeting a high bar of excellence.
  • Identify and deliver capabilities as part of an engineering platform that help product delivery teams to succeed.
  • Design and iterate on infrastructure-as-code templates and software libraries that help engineering teams move faster, including for applications, databases, edge infrastructure, AWS account infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines, and observability.
  • Shape the DevOps experience at SmartAsset, bundling up telemetry, tracing, logs, dashboards and alerting in a coherent way that supports strong collaboration and rapid issue resolution.
  • Engage in a highly collaborative team environment where you leverage your experience to guide teams on cloud architecture, scaling patterns, development opportunities, cost savings, and vulnerabilities.
  • Design, develop and integrate mature DevOps pipelines, including build automation, CI/CD, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), security, observability, and alerting.
  • Develop a strategic roadmap and a strong agile backlog that supports adoption of cloud best practices and enables high-quality product delivery.

Skills / Experience You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Software Engineering role
  • Comprehensive DevOps experience in building, shipping, scaling, and operating Java web applications and services in AWS.
  • Experience designing complex cloud solutions based on AWS and the ability to plan the implementation of these solutions.
  • Demonstrated critical and strategic thinking about business, products, and technical challenges to stakeholders.
  • Strong hands-on experience in AWS.
  • A strong grasp of modern web application architecture.
  • Experience implementing infrastructure-as-code in AWS with Terraform.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with familiarity working in an agile environment.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a startup environment and the ability to be cross-functional.
  • Passion for having engineers as customers and for building the tools that enable other engineering teams to meet their objectives.
  • A holistic, system-based mindset: an obsessive focus on the near and far-term problems in scope and the strategic architecture that will support teams in solving these problems.
  • Dedication to the documentation of the systems, architectures, technical decisions and capabilities that our product delivery teams rely on to succeed.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Information Technology or Computer Science.

Skills / Experience Preferred:

  • 3+ years experience in an AWS cloud engineer / DevOps role
  • Exposure to the Platform Engineering discipline where your customers are other engineers.
  • Experience designing complex cloud solutions based on AWS and the ability to plan the implementation of these solutions.
  • Experience in the following:
    • Planning and executing complex application and database migrations
    • CI/CD automation and template design using AWS CodePipeline and related tooling
    • Team mentorship, technical leadership by influence
    • Experience rolling out the Cloudwatch observability stack across an engineering organization
    • Docker-based deployment with ECS
    • Cloud Security Best Practices
    • Incident, release, problem, and change management processes
    • Documenting and iterating the architectures of large software systems
    • PostgreSQL RDS

Available Benefits and Perks:

  • All roles at SmartAsset are currently and will remain remote - flexibility to work from anywhere in the contiguous US.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision - multiple packages available based on your individualized needs
  • Life/AD&D Insurance - basic coverage at 100% company paid, additional supplemental available
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • FSA: Medical and Dependant Care
  • 401K
  • Equity packages for each role
  • Time Off: PTO, 3 Month Paid Parental Leave, Secondary Caregiver Leave
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Employee Resource Groups supporting our underrepresented communities
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home Office Stipend

SmartAsset is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at Recruiting@smartasset.com.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, and New York City residents* $117k- 210K base salary + RSUs + benefits.

Salary at SmartAsset is determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the contiguous United States.