Uplift Brings Innovative Travel Payment Solution to Canada – Press Release

Lead Software Engineer

Platform/Servicing Engineering

Menlo Park, CA



Uplift was founded by a passionate team of travel industry veterans to provide a better way to shop, book, pay and experience travel. Our mission is to make travel more accessible, affordable and rewarding for everyone. By offering simple, flexible payments, Uplift benefits consumers who are able to book now and pay over time. Uplift is a well financed Series C startup serving the $1.4 Trillion consumer travel segment.

Uplift Pay Monthly is used by top travel brands such as the vacations sites of United, American, Southwest, cruise lines such as Norwegian, theme parks such as Universal, and many more. Learn more at www.uplift.com.

The Platform/Servicing Engineering Team handles the server-side systems required to post-loan creation and servicing such as customer management, back office portal, merchant including loans payments and data analytics. It involves creating and interfacing with various internal and external micro-services, queues, key-value store as well as traditional SQL databases and AWS products and services. Some of the work here is customer-facing, involving full-stack applications, but also in creating serverless applications that handle financial operations like automating payments and creating virtual credit cards.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will have an opportunity to work on a number of interesting and challenging projects, such as creating a single page web application, developing a low latency payment processing engine, creating a framework to underwrite a loan sub-milliseconds, or creating design a simple robust APIs that can scale to millions of requests per second.


  • Own projects that operate cross-functionally with multiple engineering teams
  • Manage the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects
  • Spend 75% of your time on code and architecture
  • Design expressive and friendly APIs for our partners
  • Provide leadership and mentoring


  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • BA/BS degree in Engineering, CS, or equivalent, Master's degree a plus
  • Experience on technical ownership for significant engineering projects
  • Demonstrated success in technical leadership
  • Strong communication skill in verbal and written
  • Be approachable and articulate
  • Lead by example
  • Have built cloud based infrastructure with REST interfaces using AWS or equivalent
  • Develop API endpoints, application servers and lambdas (Java, Python, Clojure) that connect with various AWS services, external APIs and data stores (Dynamo, PostgreSQL)
  • Fluent in alert and monitoring, understands the tradeoffs in microservices environment
  • Proficient in functional programming (eg., Clojure, Python, or equivalent)
  • Always think to automate, has an experience to demonstrate
  • Experience in scalability - data growth, execution time and resilience of services
  • Entrepreneurial, persistent, with the desire to go deep in details
  • Comfortable working in a startup culture with the ability to earn trust
  • Position can be based from Menlo Park or San Francisco


  • Company will provide either a MacBook or Windows laptop
  • Free daily catered lunches and fully stocked kitchen
  • 10 company paid holidays and unlimited PTO
  • Medical and dental insurance, vision reimbursement program
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • 401K Plan
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Professional development allowance
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Easy commute: Menlo Park - across from Caltrain station, San Francisco - two blocks from BART
Uplift is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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