Who Are We?
There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.
Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.
Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.
Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.
As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.
With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Our Engineering team in Austin is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer, who will be effectively contributing to the Infrastructure, Security, Automation, and Site Reliability of the vision and execution of high-impact, greenfield initiatives key to Vestwell’s future growth and success.
We aim to follow Agile best practices with a focus on empowering full-stack development teams, so that they can own a vertical slice of the product, and are empowered to make decisions and roadmap out a section of the product and business.
You’re a great fit for our team if you can balance detail-oriented tasks with long term strategy. Most of all, you must be passionate about what you create and about the impact it can have.
- Professional experience in cloud-based infrastructure deployment, systems administration, support, and maintenance
- Experience in administering Linux or Unix environments
- Production Docker containerization (i.e. building, deployment, and orchestration experience)
- Scaling infrastructure to support Product and Engineering needs
- Monitoring, Logging, Alerting practices
- Familiarity with best practices in:
- SRE (e.g. postmortems, incident management, toil reduction, etc.)
- Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking including subnetting, DHCP, DNS, access lists, static routing
- Startup experience
Our DevOps Toolkit
- AWS (EC2, ALB, Autoscaling, RDS, S3, Lambda, IAM)
- CI/CD and release administration
- Sumo Logic, Datadog
- Config Management tools (we’re using Ansible, but Salt & Puppet are great too!)
We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!