Senior Platform Engineer
Fully Remote Cincinnati, OH
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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: 

Culture Fit: 

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: 

  • 5+ year's experience in systems administration, 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). 
  • 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