Principal Cloud Engineer
- Expired: October 12, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Headquartered in Boston, Forward Financing has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and is certified as a Great Place to Work.® At Forward, we believe every business deserves financial opportunity. That's why we provide fast, flexible capital to small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. Our mission is to build a world-class fintech company so our customers and people can reach their full potential. We're investing in our employees, technology, and customer experience - with long-term success in mind every step of the way.
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As a Principal Cloud Engineer you will work closely with DevOps and feature engineers to optimize and improve the parts of our web application software that interact with cloud infrastructure on AWS. This role will not be working on new/existing features of our web applications and instead will focus on the code that 'bridges the gap' between software and the infrastructure that runs it. This includes systems that monitor the health of our applications, the containers they run in, the databases that store the data, the caches that improve performance, and the various libraries that handle these connections.
We are a close knit group that embodies curiosity and collaboration. We check our egos at the door as we greet each other good morning over slack to start our day. We look forward to our weekly 'Code and Coffee' sessions to discuss ideas, despite a select few that choose not to drink coffee (it happens). When we're not hands to the keyboard, we're an eclectic group of woodworkers, musicians, artists, gardeners, gamers, home chefs, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Help us add to this list and come join us!
Varied Tech Stack:
All our engineers have the opportunity to work with Typescript, Golang, React, and Ruby (to name a few), but we don't require experience in all.
In this role you will:
- Serve as a subject matter expert on writing and deploying modern web applications on AWS and potentially other IaaS or PaaS providers
- Help define and improve security, uptime, and stability of containerized applications
- Work with DevOps on migrating web apps from Heroku to AWS
- Be a thought leader for how to best leverage cloud technologies as we add analytics and data science workloads to our infrastructure
- Help identify and implement ways to make it easier for Forward's engineers to develop software through a combination of tooling and improvements to local and hosted development environments
Forward Financing Core Values:
- Drive the Mission - We believe in financial opportunity for underserved small businesses. We say "yes" when others say "no."
- Keep It Real - We value direct communication, candid feedback, and authenticity. We are an open book.
- Act With Kindness - We create an environment where caring is cool and helping is the norm. We do the right thing.
- Shoot for Extraordinary - We are inspired by innovative thinking and continuous improvement. We never settle for yesterday's best.
Forward Financing is a fintech company headquartered in Boston that provides fast, flexible, and reliable capital to small businesses nationwide. Since 2012, Forward has provided over $1.6 billion in financing to more than 40,000 small businesses. Forward has been consistently named by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston (and more!) as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.
Forward actively promotes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do. We encourage a workplace where trust and respect are paramount and all employees feel valued, heard, and accepted. By accepting diversity of thought, background, and identity, we will continue to become a stronger team and a better organization.
Our diverse and driven group of over 400 people, with more than 200 based in the U.S., and 200 internationally, is a 100% employee-owned company. Our employees come to work (or log on virtually!) knowing they are helping thousands of small businesses while advancing their own careers. If this sounds exciting to you, learn more about our leadership team and our open opportunities.
Perks & Benefits:
At Forward, our team members are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to taking care of them as people, not just employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, and commuter benefits, a flexible time-off policy, 401k match, wellness reimbursement, paid volunteering days, annual professional development budget, and charitable donation match.
The health and safety of our colleagues is our top priority, which is why we will continue to follow the latest CDC guidelines on COVID-19 in our office. We have also implemented an Employee Choice policy, so that team members can work where they feel most comfortable.
At Forward, employee choice means each individual gets to decide where they work. Almost all team members have the choice of where to live and where to work. As a business, we are focused on impact; we are more concerned with your contributions to the success of the company than where you get your work done. If face-to-face time is desired, people managers are empowered to find a cadence that works for their team.
When we aren't collaborating to drive business and support our customers, we're finding virtual and in-person ways to get to know our colleagues, celebrate team wins, and have fun together!
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