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Senior/Staff Cloud Infrastructure Engineer



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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 Our co-founders started Zip (YC S2020) because they saw the challenges companies had using outdated 20 year old software to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in spend every year.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

Zip's infrastructure is built on AWS and has been evolving since the company's inception. With the recent exponential growth of the business, it's crucial to revamp the cloud architecture for enhanced scalability and reliability.

As a software engineer on the Zip Infra team, you will focus on the Cloud Infra pillar. You will work closely with the rest of the Infra team and take ownership of evolving Zip's Cloud Infrastructure to handle the anticipated exponential growth in the coming years.

You Will

  • Take full ownership of the infrastructure's scalability, reliability, operational excellence, and efficiency
  • Transform the Cloud Infrastructure into a horizontally scalable multi-cluster architecture
  • Heavily contribute to the Zip internal tooling and processes
  • Support and influence the Zip product technical designs with Zip infrastructure’s strengths and limitations in mind


  • Experience: Over 5 years of software engineering experience, particularly in cloud infrastructure.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related technical field that involves coding, such as Physics or Mathematics.
  • Technical Skills: Proven experience in designing, implementing, and/or scaling multi-cluster architecture systems.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrated ability and eagerness to quickly learn new frameworks, architectural patterns, and programming languages as needed.

Nice to Haves

  • DevOps: Experience with DevOps practices.
  • AWS: Experience in scaling systems on AWS.
  • SaaS: Prior experience working in a SaaS company

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!