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Senior DevOps Security Engineer - SaaS, FinTech, AI - Remote or Hybrid

Company: Zest AI
Location: Garland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Zest AI has been perfecting AI for consumer lending decisions since 2009. Our mission is to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone and our AI-enabled software creates some of the most inclusive risk models in the industry. Our Model Management System helps lenders make better decisions and better loans - increasing revenue, reducing risk, and automating compliance - while expanding credit access to deserving people with no added risk!

Zest is hiring for a Senior DevOps Security Engineer to help us drive through our next phase of growth. Our DevOps team is a critical part of our engineering organization creating scalable systems and automation processes for our infrastructure. From building software delivery pipelines to working with developers ensuring best systems engineering practices, our DevOps team is responsible for the uptime of business-critical systems that operate our day-to-day business. This individual will be joining our DevOps group as a subject matter expert in security. In addition they will be leveraging cutting edge automation tools to build and support highly scalable infrastructure for our diverse environments and clients in the financial sector.

In this role you will:
Serve as a primary point responsible for the security, health, performance, and capacity of our business systems
Take a lead role in audit activities (SOC2 and others)
Promote security best practices for all of Engineering
Develop tools to optimize our ability to rapidly deploy, secure, and effectively monitor our application stack.
Work closely with software engineers to ensure our applications are designed with "operability", security, and scalability in mind
Develop, implement and maintain highly scalable Kubernetes-based infrastructure to meet our business needs and managed via IaC tools such as Terraform, Helm, and Kustomize
Manage and maintain Github/Gitlab/ArgoCD CI/CD pipelines

We are looking for:
Prior experience in an enterprise-facing technical operations role
5+ years in a UNIX-based operations role
Deep UNIX/Linux systems knowledge and/or systems administration background managing large business critical deployments
Strong troubleshooting skills that span systems, network, and code
Demonstrated programming skills in one or more of: Python, NodeJS, Java, C, Shell
Demonstrated skills in information security
Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud
Experience with Lacework or similar security tools
Experience with security audits

Perks and benefits
All Zestians experience:
The opportunity to join a mission-focused company
People - the best part of Zest
Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K, and unlimited vacation time
Generous family leave policy (12 week maternity leave/6 week paternity leave)
Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance, and Zest talks
Company happy hours, social events, and outings
When working in our beautiful, Burbank, CA headquarters, you'll experience:
Daily catered lunches from LA's best restaurants
A fully stocked kitchen
Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games, and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
On-site gym with fitness classes
Complimentary manicures, pedicures, and mindfulness sessions

About Zest AI:
Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where all are welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are and where we're headed in the future. We know that unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation, and succeed together. Zest is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages professionals from underrepresented groups in technology and financial services to apply. Our core values are Communication, Collaboration, Bias for Action, Client-centricity, and Heart. Learn more at and connect with us on Twitter @Zest_AI or our Insights blog (

Keywords: Zest AI, Garland , Senior DevOps Security Engineer - SaaS, FinTech, AI - Remote or Hybrid, Engineering , Garland, Texas

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