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Senior Principal Infrastructure Systems Engineer

Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our open API provides unprecedented flexibility and control for industry-leading companies such as Uber, Coinbase, J.P.Morgan, and Block, to manage payment operations in real-time. 

Our team is a mix of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. Marqeta was named a 2022 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, highlighting our company culture and collaborative work environment. We are building a global team as diverse as the markets we serve and we’d love it if you joined us on our mission to change the way money moves. 

We’re a remote-first company. You have the choice to work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive, whether that’s from home, a co-working space, or one of our four global offices, depending on your location. It’s uncommon for candidates to match all job requirements, but if you’re not far off, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary

We are seeking a seasoned Infrastructure engineer with a strong background in large scale feet management, Infrastructure as code platforms, configuration management and AWS best practices. In this role, you’ll work closely with Platform and Security teams to set company wide standards and lead large scale efforts to ensure our infrastructure is secure, compliant, consistent and reliable. 

What You'll Do

  • Lead wide scale infrastructure efforts from start to finish.  Author design documentation, work with PM’s to break down milestones and tasks, be hands on and delegate work as needed.  
  • Be the SME for infrastructure vulnerability management.  Work with security teams to triage and mitigate security risks on a regular basis. 
  • Set and enforce standards for the organization, both from a cloud governance standpoint, tagging/asset mgmt, and systems configuration.  
  • Be the culture carrier for the team.  Mentor others and lead by example. 

What We're Looking For

  • You are extremely detail oriented, hands on and lead by example.  
  • Deep level of Linux, Infra as code platforms, and configuration management.  You understand the importance of immutable infrastructure and doing things programmatically.  
  • 5+ years working in cloud environments, preferably AWS, Infrastructure Automation using terraform and configuration management using Ansible or similar tools
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages


  • Experiencing working in fintech or other PCI/SOC environments.  
  • Kubernetes expertise. 

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Employee insurance premiums paid 100% + coverage for dependents and pets
  • Family forming benefits including fertility support and up to 20 weeks Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial coaching, and a Wellness stipend
  • Monthly stipend to support our hybrid work model 
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation

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