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Engineering at Updater

We build solutions to the real-world headaches inherent in moving that affect 45 million people each year.
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Our Elements



We are business and product-minded engineers.

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"The end user and business problem is our constant guide to making decisions."Brian, API

"There is an awesome balance between writing perfect code and building an actual product that solves a problem for people."Justin, API


Intellectual Curiosity

We ask the right questions to understand the landscape.

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"We are keeping track of all the experimental flags we're using for Docker."Blue, Services

"We evaluated Angular when it was still in beta."Steve, Frontend


No Dogmatism*

We use the right tools for the job. (*But yes to dogs!)

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No Dogmatism

"We choose the best technology to solve the problem at hand, which means constantly staying open to new ones and remaining objective on old ones."John, Platform

"One way to succeed here is to keep an open mind and a willingness to learn more than one language or tool."Jason, Platform



We talk everything out.

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"If you're the type of developer who spends the whole day isolated with your headphones on, this is not the place for you."Leon, API

"For the first version of our integration platform, we spent four weeks designing it, and less than four weeks building it."Ankit, API

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What We Build


A robust, fault-tolerant, and infinitely scalable microservices platform.


Beautiful, performant web apps tailored for personalized and seamless user experience.


A flexible and configurable data platform that can integrate with dozens of software systems.

Our Technology Stack

AWS EC2 Lambda Kinesis Redis Microservices Web Components Rails Node Koa Python GraphQL Docker Terraform MySQL PostgreSQL SnowFlake Apache Airflow Kubernetes

Team Leads

Ankit Shah
Director of API

My team builds the backend systems that power Updater and the API that connects us to our partners.

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Ankit Shah
Ankit Shah Director of API
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"I'm really excited about advances in backend-related tech—from data analytics to data science, to API specifications that make easy-to-consume APIs to devops."

Steve Ricciardelli
VP of Engineering

My team is responsible for creating an intuitive UI using the latest frontend technologies.

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Steve Ricciardelli
Steve Ricciardelli Director of Frontend
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"Everything! There is so much going on in so many domains. The frontend landscape is changing so rapidly it’s hard to keep up, but that makes it so exciting. For instance, the Houdini project, which is a joint task force of engineers from different companies, is doing some really exciting things that will make a huge impact on the future of frontend development."

Ryan Hubbard

I love startups and Updater is my third, but favorite!

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Ryan Hubbard
Ryan Hubbard CTO/COO

Despite once telling Katie Holmes, "You look exactly like Katie Holmes," and driving away with the gas pump attached twice, my previous startups were successful. My first startup, eVariant, raised $70M in funding led by Goldman Sachs. My second, Yellowhammer, earned $21M in revenue in only our second year, was ranked #37 on Inc's 500 Fastest Growing Companies, and was completely bootstrapped.

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