Platform Engineer
Fully Remote Remote Engineering
Job Type

 LendKey is transforming a $3.2 trillion consumer lending market by enabling the nation’s 13,000+ community financial institutions to enter and succeed in online lending. Our innovative technology platform enables lenders to quickly create customized online lending programs and leverage our services to build and manage their loan portfolio. LendKey’s platform is used by hundreds of credit unions and banks and has enabled over 30,000 consumers to save money on student loans, home improvement loans, and auto loans. The culture at LendKey is one that is transparent and allows for creativity, while keeping our focus on building a business that our customers can depend on. LendKey is making a difference in people’s lives every day and we are passionate about what we do.  

What you’ll do: 

  • Build continuous integration and continuous deployment automation tools; establish DevOps best practices that will support growth of LendKey’s software-as-a-service capabilities 
  • Participate as a technical expert, with the engineering team, in the deployment and management of software releases and updates 
  • Perform installation and maintenance of enterprise Linux and Windows Servers and network systems 
  • Develop and maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies. 
  • Develop and document technical policies and procedures as needed 
  • System performance and network tuning 
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability (99.9% SLA) 

What we’re looking for: 

Strong desire to work for a mission-based organization that emphasizes the importance of providing exceptional customer service and aligned with our core values: Truthful at all times; Helpful to teammates, clients, and customers; Present, committed & engaged to their teams and work; Driven to be courageous to make an impact; and Diligent & conscientious in executing every element of work. 


 Technical/Business Experience: 

  • 3+ years’ experience in Platform Engineering, SRE or DevOps focused role 
  • Ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience while winning their confidence 
  • Ability to work seamlessly with software developers, project managers, and business development 
  • Ability to produce and maintain written documentation 
  • Deep understanding of the Linux operating system and networking concepts. 
  • Demonstrated competency with the following AWS services: ECS, EC2, EBS, EKS, S3, Glacier, RDS, VPC, Route53, ELB, IAM, CloudFront, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, SQS, SES, Lambda
  • Experience with Docker containers and containerization concepts 
  • Experience with managing and scaling Kubernetes clusters in a production environment 
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure in AWS with Terraform
  • Strong SQL knowledge 
  • Strong knowledge of Protocol-level such as HTTP/HTTPS, SMTP, DNS and LDAP 
  • Experience monitoring production systems 
  • Experience with Business Continuity / DR and data backups 
  • Full software development lifecycle experience
  • Expertise in leveraging Automation / DevOps principles, experience with operational tools, and able to apply best practices for infrastructure and software deployment (Ansible / Puppet / Chef / Saltstack) 
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages such as Bash, Python, Ruby, NodeJS or Go
  • HAProxy, Nginx, SSH, MySQL configuration and operation experience

Why work for LendKey? 

We have a lot to offer those that are looking to take the next step in their career, including but not limited to: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Bonus structure 
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and more 
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Stock options 
  • Creative and transparent company culture 
  • Growth potential 


LendKey is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law. LendKey offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process due to a disability, please let us know at 

 If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, please email to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this posting’s job title in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This information is provided in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act and New York City's Pay Transparency Law. It is specific to Colorado and New York City residents may not be applicable to other locations. 

About Us

LendKey delivers high quality consumer loans directly to financial institutions through its digital lending-as-a-service model and indirectly through ALIRO by LendKey, an innovative deal network designed to enable financial institutions to buy, sell and broker loans. The platform delivers the technology, servicing, and support that financial institutions need to establish a strong digital lending presence, acquire loans for their balance sheets, and build lifetime relationships with their partners and customers. Lenders optimize their offerings by drawing upon LendKey’s fintech platform for demand generation, online decisioning, loan origination, loan servicing, compliance expertise, risk analytics, and proprietary balance sheet options. LendKey currently services more than $2 billion in loans and has helped community-capital providers deploy over $4.5 billion in loans since 2009. Visit LendKey for more information.