Software Engineer II, Verifications Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About Upstart

Upstart is a leading AI lending marketplace partnering with banks and credit unions to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI marketplace, Upstart-powered banks and credit unions can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates across races, ages, and genders, while simultaneously delivering the exceptional digital-first lending experience their customers demand. More than two-thirds of Upstart loans are approved instantly and are fully automated.

Upstart is a digital-first company, which means that most Upstarters live and work anywhere in the United States. However, we also have offices in San Mateo, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Austin, Texas.

Most Upstarters join us because they connect with our mission of enabling access to effortless credit based on true risk. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Upstart, we’d love to hear from you!

The Team:

Upstart’s Verifications team is in charge of building core system capabilities as a platform that loan product teams can leverage to provide world class customer experience through an automated approval process. Upstart has one of the lowest fraud rates in the industry and is currently able to instantly approve over 85% of funded applications. This means that the majority of applicants can receive their funds in under 24 hours after they apply. Looking ahead, Verifications needs to extend the success that it has had with its flagship Personal Loans product to other products that are in scaling mode.

As a Software Engineer II on the Verifications team, you will be working with other Verifications engineers, Product Managers, Product Teams, Machine Learning teams and other stakeholders to continually enhance customer experience through automation and while minimizing losses due to fraud. You will be a key contributor to the Verifications platform and helping product teams scale.

Position Location - This role is available in the following locations: Remote, San Mateo, Austin, Columbus

Time Zone Requirements - This team operates on the East/West Coast time zones.

Travel Requirements - As a digital first company, the majority of your work can be accomplished remotely. This team also has regular onsite collaboration sessions. These occur roughly once per quarter (~3 days at a time) in one of our main offices (Columbus, OH, Austin, TX or San Mateo, CA). If you need to travel to make these meetups, Upstart will cover all travel related expenses.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Build Verifications Platform through distributed services
  • Minimize fraud losses to Upstart through better data and ML models
  • Automate approvals for borrowers
  • Improve UI experience for operations teams and applicants
  • Assist in building models that predict excess credit risk

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum requirements:
    • 4+ years of experience developing full stack web applications professionally
    • Proficiency with either Kotlin, Ruby on Rails, or Python and at least one other programming language
    • Proficiency with React
    • Solid grasp of software development principles and best practices for creating scalable and maintainable systems
    • Proven ability to effectively analyze and solve complex problems
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Experience with Kotlin, Ruby, AWS, UI development, and Databricks
    • Experience with Next.js and Vercel
    • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for the quality and timely delivery of work
    • Ability to thrive both in self-directed work environments and in collaborative settings, contributing positively to team dynamics
    • Demonstrated ability to take feedback well and actively incorporate it into work with a desire to continuously improve

What you'll love:

  • Competitive Compensation (base + bonus & equity)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with Health Savings Account contributions from Upstart
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to $4,500 and immediate vesting and after-tax savings
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous holiday, vacation, sick and safety leave
  • Supportive parental, family care, and military leave programs
  • Annual wellness, technology & ergonomic reimbursement programs
  • Social activities including team events and onsites, all-company updates, employee resource groups (ERGs), and other interest groups such as book clubs, fitness, investing, and volunteering
  • Catered lunches + snacks & drinks when working in offices



At Upstart, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. The anticipated base salary for this position is expected to be within the below range. Your actual base pay will depend on your geographic location–with our “digital first” philosophy, Upstart uses compensation regions that vary depending on location. Individual pay is also determined by job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

In addition, Upstart provides employees with target bonuses, equity compensation, and generous benefits packages (including medical, dental, vision, and 401k).

United States | Remote - Anticipated Base Salary Range
$136,600$189,000 USD

Upstart is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to ensuring that underrepresented classes receive better access to affordable credit, and are just as committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we can only become better together.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please email candidate_accommodations@upstart.com