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Software Engineer, Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 Our co-founders started Zip (YC S2020) because they saw the challenges companies had using outdated 20 year old software to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in spend every year.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

We’re growing quickly and need your help: we launched in early 2020 and are growing by 40+% every month. We have a wide product surface area, covering request management, no code workflow builders, customer-facing reporting dashboards, connections to ticketing systems, integrations with financial systems, B2B payment processing and more.

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for building Zip’s core products and architecture. You will ship features that will be immediately used by our users, and will work with a tight-knit team that values open communication and cross-functional collaboration. We move quickly to solve a wide range of complex technical and product challenges. While we are an experienced team that can provide constant guidance and mentorship, we value engineers who can autonomously scope and solve difficult technical challenges.You'll take full ownership of Zip's backend infrastructure, optimizing for scalability, availability, reliability, maintainability and performance.

You Will

  • Proactively improve systems and run capacity planning to make sure the infrastructure is scaled to meet the product growth.
  • Implement a holistic view of system health with thorough monitoring across systems and products.
  • Improve system reliability and implement solid failure-over and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Proactively find and implement opportunities to improve site performance.
  • Maintain DevOps systems and ensure development uptime


  • 2+ years of software engineering experience in backend infrastructure.
  • BS or higher, in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g. physics or math)
  • Experience working with Kubernetes, AWS, nginx and service mesh framework such as istio.
  • Experience working with ElasticSearch, Redis, Kafka, Celery is a bonus, but not required.
  • Experience working with DevOps systems such as Jenkins, Spinnaker is a bonus, but not required.
  • Experience working at a small company with diverse responsibilities is a bonus, but not required.
  • Ability and interest to quickly learn new frameworks, architecture patterns, and programming languages as needed

The salary range for this role is $140,000 - $170,000. 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
  • 🌴 Unlimited PTO
  • 💻 Apple equipment plus home office budget
  • 💸 401k plan

We're looking to hire Zippers 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!