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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

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Pragmatism

We are business and product-minded engineers.

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Pragmatism

"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

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Intellectual Curiosity

We ask the right questions to understand the landscape.

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Intellectual
Curiosity

"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

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Openmindedness

We each have a unique perspective and embrace the dialogue that creates.

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No Dogmatism

"There are multiple ways to solve a problem, so it's always in our best interest to be open-minded."Jason, Platform

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Hyper-Collaboration

We talk everything out.

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Hyper
Collaboration

"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

Microservices
Platform

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

User
Experience

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

Data
Platform

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

Our Technology Stack

AWS EC2 Lambda Kinesis Apache Airflow Argo Logo Celery Logo C Sharp Logo DBT Logo Docker Elasticsearch Logo Envoy Logo Flink Logo GoLang Logo GraphQL Helm Logo Koa Kubernetes Lightstep Logo Microservices MySQL Node PostgreSQL Python Rails Redis Scala Logo SnowFlake Stack Overflow Logo Terraform Web Components

Team Leads

Ryan Hubbard
Ryan
Hubbard
CTO/COO

My team is responsible for scaling Updater through technology. This includes everything from helping to find the best software products for Updater to communicate & collaborate with to experimenting with new languages and frameworks to architecting the technology that the Updater platform runs on.

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Ryan Hubbard
Ryan Hubbard CTO/COO
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"While I should be talking serverless edge like Cloud Flare Workers, Next.js, Flutter or some other Eng tech, I'm really most excited about the innovation that's happening in collaboration & product tools like Miro, Whimsical, Coda, Guru, Notion, ProductBoard, Airfocus, etc. There're so many new tools that will streamline not only how Product and Engineering work, but also the whole company."

Stuart Hume
Stu
Hume
VP of Engineering

Our team works on building the most innovative technology solutions to manage moving your home. I am lucky to be surrounded by brilliant problem solvers, talented architectes, and great coders to product awesome user experiences that impact millions of people.

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Stuart Hume
Stu Hume VP of Engineering
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"Right now, I'm passionate about maintaining our innovative use of tools, technology, and investment to make the craft of software product engineering event better. Ensuring our team moves forward and learns, and each individual grows their skills and experience to be as impactful as possible.Right now my focus is on creating the best organizational structure and tooling to allow maximum value to be created for the whole company."

Steve Ricciardelli
Steve
Ricciardelli
VP of Engineering

My team helps create a robust architecture at Updater.

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Steve Ricciardelli
Steve Ricciardelli VP of Engineering
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"Everything! There is so much happening in so many domains. I'm most excited to learn how some of these new tools and paradigms can help us solve our problems in simple ways. For instance, moving to GraphQL has helped us have better, more transparent conversations around API design and allowed us to simplify our view layer. The adoption of OpenTelemetry yielded better insights into our systems and sped up debug time. Frameworks like Next.js and Flutter are pushing the limits and focusing on providing truly amazing developer experiences while tackling some really complex problems. Can't wait to see what else is on the horizon!"

Ankit Shah
Ankit
Shah
Software Architect

My team helps create a robust architecture at Updater.

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Ankit Shah
Ankit Shah Software Architect
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

I'm really excited about creating simple solutions for complex problems.

Colin Rymer
Colin
Rymer
Director of DevOps

We dev the ops... We're passionate about MTTR, decreasing lead times, and providing the rest of the engineering team a robust set of tooling and infrastructure that's a joy to use.

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Colin Rymer
Colin Rymer Director of DevOps
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"There are so many many new tools and frameworks I'm excited to explore. We're already starting to leverage some of them like Open Telemetry, but I'm really excited to see how stuff like the Operator Framework, Tekton, Jenkins X, Buildpacks, Keda, OPA, Loki, and more evolve our industry and enable even better CI/CD capabilities. Oh, and chaos engineering - I can't wait for us to dive into that!"

Abdur Jubair
Abdur
Jubair
QA Manager

Our team's north star is building a modern automation platform for deployment. We empower our engineers through tooling and software, allowing them to build confidence in the code they deliver, while maintaining the highest of quality standards.

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Abdur Jubair
Abdur Jubair QA Manager
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"I'm excited about AI and ML based automation testing solutions, self-healing technology, and auto generated functional end-to-end tests. "

Thomas Crescenzi
Thomas
Crescenzi
Engineering Manager, Frontend

The frontend team devotes itself to using modern JavaScript and CSS to build engaging and feature-filled UIs to making moving truly frictionless.

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Thomas Crescenzi
Thomas Crescenzi Engineering Manager, Frontend
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"Right now I'm thinking a lot about web assembly and whether or not it's the next big thing. Beyond that I'm continually amazed at how powerful CSS Grid is for building layouts I learn something new every time I use it."

Scot Dalton
Scot
Dalton
Engineering Manager, Backend

Addresses, invites, events, oh my! Our team builds the backend systems and foundations to allow Updater's APIs and user interfaces to make moving easier.

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Scot Dalton
Scot Dalton Engineering Manager, Backend
Tech I'm most excited about right now:

"Advances in cloud native, self healing, autoscaling, fault tolerant, immutable, observable systems are incredibly exciting and pose fun challenges. I'm also partial to the original bitcoin paper for a bit of bitesize crypto candy."

Tech Life at Updater