Senior MLOps Engineer - SaaS, FinTech, AI - Remote or Hybrid

Zest AI

Zest AI

Software Engineering, Data Science
United States
Posted on Monday, August 7, 2023

Zest AI has been perfecting AI for consumer lending decisions since 2009. Our mission is to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone and our AI-enabled software creates some of the most inclusive risk models in the industry. Our Model Management System helps lenders make better decisions and better loans — increasing revenue, reducing risk, and automating compliance — while expanding credit access to deserving people with no added risk!

Zest is hiring a highly skilled and experienced Senior MLOps Engineer to join our Cloud Engineering team. As a Senior MLOps Engineer, you will play a critical role in developing and maintaining our machine learning operations infrastructure. You will work closely with our data scientists, software engineers, and DevOps team to ensure the smooth development, deployment, and operation of our machine learning models.

The Senior MLOps Engineer will:

- Design, build, and maintain the MLOps infrastructure to support the deployment and operation of machine learning models.

- Collaborate with data scientists and software engineers to implement and optimize machine learning pipelines.

- Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for model training, testing, and deployment.

- Implement and manage containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes for scalable and efficient model deployment.

- Utilize AWS services, including but not limited to, EKS, ECS, ECR, S3, Lambda, EventBridge, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, and MWAA, to build and manage the MLOps infrastructure.

- Work with JupyterHub and SageMaker to provide a collaborative and scalable environment for data scientists.

- Implement and maintain infrastructure-as-code using tools like Terraform to ensure reproducibility and scalability.

- Automate and streamline the build and deployment of workbench images and model hosting containers using CI/CD tools like Jenkins.

- Collaborate with the Cloud Engineering DevOps team to ensure the availability, scalability, and security of the MLOps infrastructure.

- Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in MLOps and contribute to the continuous improvement of our MLOps practices.

We are looking for:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

- Minimum of 4 years of experience as an MLOps Engineer or a similar role.

- Strong experience with AWS services, including EC2, EKS, ECS Fargate, ECR, and CloudWatch.

- Proficiency in containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.

- Experience with JupyterHub or SageMaker for collaborative and scalable data science environments.

- Solid understanding of CI/CD principles and experience with tools like Jenkins.

- Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform.

- Strong scripting and automation skills using Python, Bash, or similar languages.

- Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools for MLOps infrastructure.

- Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

- Strong communication and collaboration skills, especially when interacting with customers

Perks and benefits:

All Zestys experience:

  • The opportunity to join a mission-focused company
  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Annual bonus plan participation
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Employee Awards and Recognition
  • 11 company holidays
  • Winter break (office closed between Christmas and New Year's Day)
  • Unlimited vacation time
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Generous family leave policy (12 week maternity leave / 6 week paternity leave)
  • Phone, internet, and wellness allowances
  • Employee gatherings, including quarterly Town Hall meetings

Additionally, our Burbank, CA area, hybrid model Zestys enjoy:

  • Beautiful, modern, dog-friendly office with lounge areas, video games, and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Complimentary manicures, pedicures, and mindfulness sessions
  • Company happy hours, social events, outings, and much more!

About Zest AI:

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where all are welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are and where we’re headed in the future. We know that unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation, and succeed together. Zest is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages professionals from groups that are underrepresented in technology and financial services to apply.

Our core values are Communication, Collaboration, Bias for Action, Client-centricity, and Heart. Learn more at, follow us on LinkedIn ( or Twitter @Zest_AI, or check out our Insights blog (