Sr. Staff Software Engineer,Cloud (R11550)



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024


Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a digital banking platform that puts its 2.2 million members' financial goals within reach. With intelligent borrowing and savings, Oportun empowers members with the confidence to build a better financial future. Since inception, Oportun has provided more than $17.8 billion in responsible and affordable credit, saved its members more than $2.3 billion in interest and fees, and helped our members save an average of more than $1,800 annually. For more information, visit


Working at Oportun means enjoying a differentiated experience of being part of a team that fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where we all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to share our perspectives. This inclusive culture is directly connected to our organization's performance and ability to fulfill our mission of delivering affordable credit to those left out of the financial mainstream. We celebrate and nurture our inclusive culture through our employee resource groups.


Oportun is on a mission to deploy high availability, fault tolerant, scalable,
and efficient applications in a Shift-Left & Continuous-delivery mindset in a
container-based public cloud environment.
We are seeking a Sr. Staff Engineer to help design, build, and maintain our
cloud platform. This role will have significant impact on the success of
Oportuns continuous delivery, 0 downtime, shift-left, and high-availability
strategy. We are seeking an experienced software engineer who has built or
continues to build customer facing applications to create the best possible
developer experience in launching and running container-based applications
in the cloud.
The ideal candidate for this role will have significant experience in cloud
platform management (specifically AWS), product development, a security
engineering mindset, and a keen eye towards self-service for all of product
engineering – reducing or eliminating dependencies on the platform team to
launch and maintain their products.


  • You help define, standardize, implement, and evangelize approaches to software development in a Continuous Delivery 0-downtime environment that raise the bar across the enterprise.
  • You build cloud platform architecture solutions for the enterprise to make our engineers more productive and our solutions more robust.
  • You are called upon to mediate discussions and build aligment on technical approach across teams
  • Your delivery of architecture sets the standard for the enterprise with a high focus on engineering excellence, innovation, continuous delivery, and a shift-left mentality.
  • You lead incorporation of appropriate continuous feedback loops measuring customer value, usage patterns, and other actionable metrics of value.
  • You drive operational excellence across the org and propose scalable
    ways to continually improve OE
  • You break through surface-level remediation for on-call issues and
    identify high-impact initiatives to reduce on-call escalation across the
  • You provide technical and organizational guidance while continuing to
    be deeply engaged in technical delivery of cloud platform solutions and
  • You enable collaborations to happen through your vision and
  • You enable collaboration between teams in the technology organization
    through the platform architecture you implement.
  • You can recognize opportunities where Oportun is under or
    overinvested in cloud platform capabilities and can build a strong case
    on why Oportun needs to focus on these areas
  • Alongside your peers you will design and drive the cloud platform
    strategy across the CTO organization


  • Typically requires a minimum 12 years of related experience with a
    Bachelor's degree; or a Master's degree with an equivalent
    combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience (10+ years) in software development with a strong
    focus on full-stack development and cloud platform technologies.
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages such as Java, Python,
    C++, or similar.
  • Mastery of software design principles, data structures, and algorithms
  • Expertise in cloud platforms, cloud infrastructure management,
    stability, and scalability
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex
    technical and business problems.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to
    work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor multiple teams across multiple
    complex business problems
  • Financial services or fintech industry experience is a strong advantage.
  • Expertise (5+ years) in cloud platform architecture, deployments,
    management, and maintenance – Specifically AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Expertise (5+ years) in IaC technologies like Terraform, Ansible, Cloud
  • Strong experience (3+ years) in Continuous Delivery and 0 downtime
    deployment capabilities
  • Knowledge of and a keen eye towards secure development practices
    and platform security
  • Expertise (5+ years) in designing, building, deploying, and maintaining
    container-based applications
  • Must have experience (2+ years) in Kubernetes, should have
    experience in tools like Istio, StrongDM, Jenkins, CircleCI, GitHub.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other category protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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