At January, we work to ensure that borrowers who fall behind on debt are treated with fairness and respect. Owing to outdated processes and bad actors, traditional debt collection is rife with harassment and fraud. Our products tackle this by helping financial institutions modernize collections, giving borrowers simpler and more compassionate ways to get back on track.

About the role:

The Platform team at January builds the key foundational infrastructure and patterns to allow product teams to ship features confidently, quickly, and safely. In particular, we’re excited to be spending our time working in the following areas:

Innovation through infrastructure: Rather than see product teams confined to monolithic architectures, we strive to expand the scope of what's possible: empowering them to own their future.

Continuously improving security: We work in a heavily regulated space with clients who care a lot about compliance, but we want to always press beyond the minimum requirements and work to identify and mitigate security flaws. Our posture here is a major selling point to clients but keeping it there requires continual investment.


The main ways you’ll impact the business are:

  • Team Leadership and Strategy. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the engineering culture and strategy. You'll collaborate closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to set technical direction, make high-impact decisions, and ensure that the team is aligned with the company's objectives. Your insights will not only influence your immediate team but also contribute to the broader engineering vision at January.
  • Technical Excellence. You'll champion quality in every aspect of the development process. From developing simple solutions and writing unit tests to participating in design discussions and PR reviews, you'll ensure that the software we build is robust, scalable, and meets the highest standards of quality. You'll be responsible for identifying and addressing technical debt, ensuring that the codebase remains clean and manageable.
  • Developing Peers. When you work at January, you work with a team that grows together. Regardless of your current level, you’ll share your knowledge of systems, engineering practices, and the problem domain, helping ensure everyone’s success. You'll do this through code review, pair programming, documentation, and just plain being supportive.

As the company grows, you will be involved in scoping, architecting, and implementing new product lines. You’ll have the opportunity to build new lines of business from scratch.

You might be a fit if you value:

  • Genuine collaboration. We recognize and explicitly reward feedback, alignment, and learning from each other.
  • Managers as advocates. You’ll report to leaders invested in your growth and promotion, not just their own. Managers only succeed when their teams thrive.
  • Outcomes over output. We value finding ways to do more with less, working smart instead of burning out.
  • Product ownership. Engineers are owners, not mercenaries. Everyone plays a role in discovering, advocating for, and implementing product ideas.
  • Technical quality. We work collaboratively with our product team to ensure great outcomes without sacrificing quality. Sustainable development is a first-class priority.

What you bring to the table:

  • 5 years of experience in software, at least 2 years working primarily with infrastructure
  • Experience with infrastructure automation technologies (terraform, ansible, GitHub actions, etc.)
  • A track record of helping product teams transition towards serverless and microservice architectures.
  • Familiarity with external audit/compliance standards like SOC2, HIPAA, or PCI.
  • A strong grasp of AWS Cloud fundamentals and interest in expanding your knowledge.
  • Obsession with improving the DORA metrics.

 

We are currently hiring for this position in our New York and San Francisco offices. 

January believes in doing its part to help close the wage gap that continues to plague much of the US workforce. We offer transparent and equitable compensation packages to all existing and future January team members.

Our compensation range for the Senior Infrastructure Engineer is $160,000 to $200,000. We determine the final package by considering experience, applicable education and training, and relevant skills derived throughout our interview process.This role also includes a competitive equity package, giving you a chance to feel true ownership of your work.

January prioritizes the safety and well-being of our team members and, as such, requires all employees who work from or visit a January office to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or provide a valid medical or religious exemption.

What we can offer you:

  • Pet-friendly office (only in NYC, for now!)
  • Competitive equity packages, giving you a chance to feel true ownership of your work
  • Unlimited PTO so you can take the time you need to rest and recharge
  • Hybrid work model, where our team comes in 3x a week
  • Flexible work hours for better work/life balance
  • 12 weeks fully paid new parent leave program for all employees to enjoy bonding time
  • Free lunches for team socializing activities
  • Annual learning and development budget to invest in your professional growth
  • 401k so you can invest in your future
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Free access to One Medical 
  • Free access to the mental well-being platform Spring Health plus 3 free virtual sessions with a Spring Health licensed therapist
  • Commuter benefits for your travel to/from the office
  • Endless growth opportunity and the ability to take on new and exciting challenges

Recognitions:

  • Built In's Best Startups to Work For in New York (2023)
  • Built In's Best Startups to Work For in New York (2024)
  • Built In's Best Startups to Work For in San Francisco (2023)
  • Built In's Best Startups to Work For in San Francisco (2024)
  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC (2022) 
  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC (2023)
 
To learn more about what it’s like to work with us, check out our Glassdoor reviews. We think our track record speaks best.
 
January is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
 
At January, we believe that diversity of outlooks, demographics, identities, and life experiences enable companies to build the best products. More diversity means more empathy with different types of people. This matters a lot for us, since so many borrowers in financial distress with whom we engage come from underrepresented backgrounds. We practice what we preach and look forward to continuing to grow and build on our already diverse team.

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