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Senior Software Engineer I



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Meet Upside

We created Upside to help communities thrive! Our retail technology uses the sophistication of online retail—profit measurement, attribution, and incrementality—to provide users with more value on their everyday purchases and brick and mortar businesses with new, profitable customers. We’ve helped millions of users earn 2 to 3 times more cash back than any other product, and tens of thousands of brick and mortar businesses earn measurable profit. Billions of dollars in commerce run through the Upside platform every year, and that value goes directly back to our local retailers, the consumers they serve, and towards important sustainability initiatives.

Upside was named on Deloitte's 2021 & 2022 list of Fastest Growing 500 Tech Companies and #308 in Inc.’s America’s fastest growing private companies of 2022. Upside’s Series D funding round was led by General Catalyst with a $1.5 billion valuation in March 2022. Other notable investors include Bessemer Ventures and Formation8.

Our mission, values, and commitment to inclusivity guide our team of 400 people worldwide, and the quality of our culture is reflected in the impact we’ve had on communities nationwide. But don’t just take our word for it! In 2023, Upside was included as a Top Workplace in the USA, received six Best Places to Work awards from Built In, and was named a Top Workplace for Perks & Culture by The Muse.

Meet the Engineering team:

Upside Engineering is a diverse set of people who practice little “a” agile development. We believe in making the process serve us rather than the other way around. We are excited about technology and the impact we can have. While our day to day work is dedicated to delivering business value in small teams we also like to build guilds of common interest across teams to foster learning and idea sharing and implementation of best practices. Our current organization is made up of four “hives”, Consumer, Merchant, Marketplace, and Platform. Our Consumer and Merchant hives represent a primary stakeholder be it our day to day app users or the businesses we seek to empower and become successful. Our marketplace and platform teams support the internal engineering teams with generalized product features or development tooling or whatever else they may need to deliver software with security, observability, and scalability as primary concerns.

About the job:

The Senior Software Engineer I will design and ship software in a collaborative team environment. This is an individual contributor role that will build partnerships, iterate quickly in response to business needs, and communicate effectively.

What you'll do:

  • Work on a team of up to 3-5 engineers, plus a product manager on our larger projects and sometimes individually on smaller, bite-sized improvements
  • Ship software with high quality, being mindful of maintainability, testability, security, performance, and monitoring
  • Occasionally lead projects from inception through deployment
  • Collaborate with the team to improve process through agile methodologies
  • Monitor and support live systems in a rotation with the rest of your team

What you need:

  • 3+ years of software engineering within a collaborative and agile environment
  • Proficiency in Python3, Java or another object-oriented programming language
  • Experience with distributed systems architecture and ideally AWS Lambda
  • Familiarity with Snowflake, SQL or a data warehouse would be preferred
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, fail and grow (professional growth mindset)
  • Advanced customer service and people skills

Our technology stack includes:

  • Python3
  • AWS (e.g. Lambda, DynamoDB)
  • GitHub Actions
  • Java
  • Terraform
  • Snowflake

The fine print:

  • Location: This is a fully-remote role that may sit anywhere in the United States. You're welcome to work from our DC, Austin, Chicago or New York office if you're in-region!
  • Notice to recruiters and placement agencies: This is an in-house search with a dedicated recruiter. Please do not submit resumes to any person or email address at Upside. Upside is not liable for, and will not pay, placement fees for candidates submitted by any party or agency other than its approved recruitment partners.

At Upside, we believe that diversity drives innovation. Our differences are what makes us stronger. We‘re passionate about building a workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Everyone is welcome here. Come join us!