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Senior/Staff Software Engineer (DevOps)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022

Zip is tackling the $50B+TAM space to transform the way businesses manage spend. Our co-founders started Zip (YC S2020) because they saw the challenges companies had using outdated 20 year old software to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in spend every year. We invented the world’s leading Intake-to-Procure solution to bring a consumer grade user experience to B2B purchasing. And, we’re just getting started.

We're a fast growing team that helped scale category-defining companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Salesforce, Apple, Quora, Pinterest, and Square. With $180 million in funding from YC Continuity (Y Combinator), CRV and Tiger Global, we're valued at $1.5 billion in just 3 years. In today's economic climate, the value we offer our customers is more critical than ever and our business is accelerating. We're growing quickly and need your help!

Your Role

We are looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to help scale our DevOps to 10x developer efficiency as we scale up the team.

We have a small but super talented Infrastructure team covering the following areas:

  • Core Infrastructure: reliability and scalability of a few core infra systems at Zip including Elasticsearch, Celery, Redis and Nginx
  • Data & Storage: RDS & a standard DB entity accessing layer on top, Kinesis/Kafka, streaming infra, and observability across the tech stack
  • DevOps: system provisioning & scaling, k8s maintenance & stability, CI/CD, testing infra, and local dev setups
  • SRE: process and tooling for incident response and management

You Will

  • Proactively improve systems and run capacity planning to make sure the infrastructure is scaled to meet the product growth
  • Design, build & scale the next gen of Zip’s testing infrastructure to help better test complex systems like dynamic workflow engines and payment processing systems
  • Improve CI/CD reliability and efficiency
  • Develop various tools for easy dev environment setup and local testing


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience in backend infrastructures.
  • BS or higher, in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g. physics or math)
  • Experience with k8s maintenance & stability
  • Experience working with CI/CD systems such as Jenkins, Spinnaker
  • Experience setting up & maintaining large scale automated testing frameworks
  • Ability and interest to quickly learn new frameworks, architecture patterns, and programming languages as needed

The salary range for this role is $160,000 - $210,000. The salary for this position is determined based on a variety of job-related factors that may include location, relevant experience, education, or particular skills and expertise.

Perks & Benefits

At Zip, we’re committed to providing our employees with everything they need to do their best work.

  • 📈 Start-up equity
  • 🦷 Full health, vision & dental coverage
  • 🍽️ Catered lunches & dinners for SF employees
  • 🚍 Commuter benefit
  • 🚠 Team building events & happy hours
  • 🌴 Flexible PTO
  • 💻 Apple equipment plus home office budget
  • 💸 401k plan

We're looking to hire Zipsters and that means hiring people who take ownership, communicate openly, have an underdog mindset, and are excited to increase the pace of innovation for every business in the world. We encourage all candidates to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match up to our job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workspace where everyone (regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more) feels like they belong. We look forward to hearing from you!