Senior Developer Operations Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Santa Barbara

Who We Are

Using proprietary algorithms and proven AI, Carpe Data harnesses the power of emerging and alternative data for insurance carriers around the globe. Utilizing Carpe Data’s data, insurers gain deeper insight into risks and significantly enhance many aspects of the insurance life cycle, including underwriting, claims, and book assessment.

What We Are Looking For

As a Senior Developer Operations Engineer for Carpe Data, you will have the opportunity to design, develop, and support innovative software solutions with a small and agile team utilizing a broad range of technologies. Projects will include development operations of new and existing customer-facing API offerings, Big Data acquisition and distillation, SaaS development, Proof of Concept formation and technical/creative input. The candidate will report directly to the VP of Engineering. Our tight-knit technology team includes data scientists and a QA team, enabling the candidate to have a significant impact in driving the company forward.

We’re looking for a candidate who is excited to develop and implement new technologies, and who enjoys a fast-paced, fun, and collaborative team.

This position presents the opportunity to work in a critical role in a disruptive and fast-growing startup that just raised $6.6 million in Series A funding. There is no better time to join our growing team!

Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to Santa Barbara, CA. Relocation assistance available.


  • Operate a PHP web application platform, Data Science Models in Python, and all infrastructure to support them.
  • Improve and guide our move to continuous development and integration.
  • Architect and implement proactive and reactive monitoring methodologies for a fast growing software platform.
  • Build enterprise autoscaling functionality.
  • Maintain data stores such as Postgresql, Redis, Elastic Search, and more.
  • Work with the development team to improve application performance.
  • Maintain SLA Obligations


  • Fluency with AWS
  • Experience with PostgreSQL databases
  • Experience with GIT or other code repository
  • Experience scaling and maintaining enterprise software systems
  • 3+ years of developer operations in a production environment

Nice To Have

  • PHP Experience
  • Python Experience
  • Kubernetes Experience
  • BASH Experience


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Stock options
  • 401k with company matching
  • Open vacation policy
  • Working in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara in the Balboa Building
  • Stocked snacks including fresh fruit
  • Company culture events such as board game nights, movie nights, team lunches and undeniably one of the best Fiesta parties in Santa Barbara, on our 6th floor balcony directly over the parade
  • Being a core player at a small company that is very well-positioned in an enormous insurance data market that is anxious to integrate our data

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