Our mission is to make payments safer and easier for everyone. We started with a consumer product (privacy.com) that helps people spend more safely using virtual payment cards. Then we launched a simple, modern API to make our payment and card issuing infrastructure available to other startups, fintechs, and brands. Today, that infrastructure is known as Lithic, and it powers billions of dollars in payments for some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Lithic is a remote-first company and has a distributed team with an office in New York. That means that if you want to work remotely, you can! If you want to drop by the office or work fully in-person, you can do that, too! We’ve raised $100M+ from top-tier investors including Index, Bessemer, Stripes, and Tusk Venture Partners, with a recent Series C that will help us scale.

We are hiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to help us stand-up systems to support our double digit month-over-month growth. You will be building foundational infrastructure as well as establishing best engineering practices for service development in a Series C startup that’s been described as a card issuing rocket.

The day-to-day work is a blend of operational and project work, with occasional incident management. We run our business from a blend of on-prem and AWS using Terraform, Salt and Pulumi. Our services are implemented in C++ and Python and we are investing in Rust for new systems work.

In this role, you're not going to be writing one more web service, one more REST API, one more Kafka message schema: you're going to be thinking about tooling, frameworks and infrastructure to encode good practices for others. You’re going to be building stateful distributed systems, not just throwing more instances at the problem.This is an opportunity to build next gen payments infrastructure at a fast growing start-up.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in SRE and/or SWE 
  • Solid understanding of Linux systems & networking
  • Experience with Relational Databases (Postgres in particular is a plus)
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, thoughtfully commented code
  • Experience with Jenkin and Docker
  • Familiarity with strongly typed languages such as C++, Rust, and scripting languages like Python and the maturity to know when to use each
  • Experience with AWS is a plus (we are a hybrid AWS/on-prem company)
  • The ability to balance getting stuff done with craftsmanship
  • Understanding of distributed computing concepts including replication and quorum is a plus

Base salary range for US candidates: $145,000 - $195,000

Benefits

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401(k) match 
  • Fully covered membership to One Medical (dependent on location)
  • 1-year membership to Talkspace
  • Classpass credit

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