Principal Site Reliability Engineer at Happy Money


Happy Money® is the fintech of the future, delivering digitally-native financial tools and services for human happiness™ through its purpose-driven marketplace between mission-aligned capital and consumers. Happy Money is creating an alternative to the "Sad Money™" system with a connected ecosystem of consumer financial products designed to help borrowers become savers. Happy Money. A Happier Future.™

Backed by leading investors including Anthemis Group, Tencent Holdings and CMFG Ventures, Happy Money has helped over 80,000 members pay off nearly $1.5 billion in credit card debt. Founded in 2009, Happy Money has over 270 employees and is based in Tustin, California.

*This is a 100% remote role


  • Be a foundational member of our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practice
  • With senior Engineering leadership and in consultation with functional areas (Systems Engineering/Operations, Development, QA, Program Management, Data Engineering, etc), scope, create, deploy, and manage platforms to measure and increase site availability and responsiveness
  • Will bring significant experience to bear in assessing and remediating site reliability issues
  • Believes in robust automation everywhere (of course)
  • Exhibits extreme ownership mentality
  • Can anticipate future infrastructure/platform/applications needs at scale, and can offer and implement practical solutions
  • Be on-call
  • Work Pacific time hours
  • Will successfully mentor others in SRE fundamentals


  • Have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • 15+ years experience as an SRE, developer, systems engineer, DevOps, or other such contributor
  • 6+ years experience as a Sr. SRE
  • 5+ years experience with AWS services
  • Strong facility with either Java or Python is required; strong ability with both is highly desired
  • You are an expert at Bash development
  • Adequate capability in Javascript, Ruby, and/or Perl is a plus
  • 5+ years with modern, agile SDLC practices, orchestration tooling, and CI/CD platforms (e.g., Terraform, Cloudformation, CodeDeploy, Jenkins, CircleCI, etc)
  • Very deep experience with common security monitoring, SIEMs, penetration, and other such platforms (e.g., Splunk, AWS GuardDuty, Qualys, AlienVault, etc)
  • Ability to make nuanced threat assessments
  • Experience with the NIST family of Information Security-related publications including 800-37, 800-30, and 800-53
  • Significant experience with PCI, SOC2, SOX, HIPAA, or other compliance regimes


  • Significant experience with financial systems or loan origination systems
  • Have strong connections with industry leaders who we could leverage for topical discussions

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