Infrastructure Engineer at YieldStreet

| Greater NYC Area
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About YieldStreet
We’re working to change the way wealth is created.
And, we’ve been growing like crazy. Join us on this amazing journey. YieldStreet connects investors to opportunities in alternative asset classes like real estate, litigation finance, marine finance and art finance. YieldStreet was created because our founders were frustrated by the lack of options regular investors had to participate in asset backed investment opportunities that also had low correlation to the stock market.
We believe top notch technology and data can help us build the world’s most robust alternative investment platform and create financial independence for all.

About The Role

YieldStreet is hiring an Infrastructure Engineer to work on the team responsible for all of our technical infrastructure. Our suite of applications are served in AWS. The job is to ensure that everything runs smoothly, the lights stay on, and we have prepared for bad luck with good planning. 
This role is for someone who has experience operating cloud native applications. You will be working on a team that is partially remote and reporting to the Head of Infrastructure.

The most important job on the Infrastructure Engineering team at YieldStreet is to keep the applications available. This means planning for the worst and working with engineering teams to ensure we the proper resources available and provisions in place to fail gracefully. 

What you will do

Build Infrastructure

  • Work with software teams to determine the best infrastructure and middleware to use for their applications. This could include choosing database engines, benchmarking server configurations, working with consultants such as Lightbend, and validating those assumptions with our cloud provider.
  • Develop automation tooling to ensure there is as little human interaction to keep builds repeatable and measurable. You will write Terraform modules and code to deploy infrastructure, Ansible/CloudInit to bootstrap servers, and Python/Golang code to automate additional processes not covered by those applications.
  • Work with the security team to bolster our defenses against bad actors and internal threats due to misuse using tools such as CrowdStrike and developing checks against CIS Benchmarks.

Develop Pipelines

  • Automation is a first class product in the Infrastructure team at YieldStreet, this includes the building and deployment of applications. You may work on improving our build tools and the underlying jobs they run to create application artifacts.
  • Develop optimal deployment patterns for our applications which can include static code analysis for security and language linting, container layer security scanning, infrastructure performance testing, and infrastructure unit testing.

Increase Reliability

  • Develop testing plans and drills for restoring backups and our disaster recovery environment.
  • Develop random failures (chaos engineering) to ensure that our services are resilient and can fail gracefully.
  • Wake up at 2AM to respond to outages and participate in blameless post mortems over the following days as well as follow ups to ensure our system and our processes prevent those failures in the future.
About You:

On the Infrastructure Engineering team, we are the first line of defense against issues in our system and thus you analyze every change in the context of a much bigger picture, assess its risk for the future, and how it impacts other applications in the environment.

Being a small team in the engineering organization that is constantly innovating and paying down tech debt, you look to eliminate inefficient processes and time consuming work by automating at every opportunity for your team members and the broader engineering organization. 

You are pragmatic and you understand that your decisions can impact applications all the way up the stack. This also means you are willing to dump processes and procedures that are not productive and learn from those failures to create ones that do. 

At YieldStreet, we have the goal of becoming the largest wealth management company on the planet, and that means thinking out of the box to prevent the scale problems we will experience early on. You enjoy seeking opportunities to learn, onboard new tools, and teach. 

Benefits

We offer an attractive market compensation and benefits package including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, 401(k) match, unlimited paid vacation, sabbatical and paid holidays and that's before you even step in the office!

This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours, exercise classes and team off sites in our work hard/play hard culture. We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.
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Location

We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown with a balcony overlooking Park Avenue, close to Grand Central and most major subway lines.

An Insider's view of YieldStreet

What are some social events your company does?

My favorite part of YieldStreet is our camaraderie. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that likes spending time together vs bolting for the door as soon as the clock strikes 5. We do group workouts, host guest speakers, do team outings, and go for dinners at popular spots like Vandal, Lavo and Nobu.

Meg

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across functional differences (your normal departmental divisions) and geographic distances. We not only share documentation about features and strategy, but also about the best spots to grab a bite, a drink, or to catch a show! YieldStreet folks look out for each other, so our teams in Brazil, Argentina, Malta have followed suit.

Charlie

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously in the year and a half at YieldStreet. I started as the only Product Manager on the team, and as we've scaled, I have had the opportunity to grow the product team to six people. I was recently promoted to Director and now have a wide-ranging set of responsibilities and the capability to impact company strategy.

Glenna

Director of Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Technology is the great enabler for YieldStreet's core mission to democratize access to alternative investment products for all investors. This resonates very strongly with the product/tech group, both as the team that builds the software to make this mission a reality, and as current and potential users of the very software we build.

Hrishi

CTO

How does your team reward individual success?

I knew code wasn’t the only place I could contribute. Within a year I was involved on projects across 4 teams, was promoted to senior engineer, and now lead the mobile dev team. Last quarter I received our coveted Impala award, exemplifying that quarter’s mission: focus and blitz. My worst day at YS has been better than my best at any other job.

David

Senior Software Engineer

What are YieldStreet Perks + Benefits

YieldStreet Benefits Overview

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, robust healthcare benefits, 401(k) match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, free catered lunch, and other benefits that put your health and well being first such as a meditation app membership and healthcare concierge services paid for by the company!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Fun committee, Running club, Book club, Chess and Board Game club, Group Fitness
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA. YieldStreet Also contributes to your HSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All Full Time Employees are granted stock options and have a chance to own part of the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Summer Fridays!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
YieldStreet offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are frequently hosted by individual teams and company-wide.
Fitness Subsidies
YieldStreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
For example, New York Times best selling author, Alexa von Tobel recently held a lunch & learn about her new book "Financially Forward". All of our employees received a free copy of her book
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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