Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Checkout)

New York, NY, United States, Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States

Affirm


Role Locations

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Employees

501+ people

Address

650 California St Fl 12
San Francisco, CA, 94108-2716, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Java
  • AWS
  • React
  • JavaScript
  • Kotlin
  • Swift

Role Description

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

Your role will be instrumental in designing the next generation of Affirm’s checkout platform to provide a world-class buying experience that puts customers first!

We are seeking a Backend Senior Software Engineer to build out financial products and features providing new levels of accessibility and flexibility to our users. You will architect, design, and implement new API’s and microservice interfaces to manage every users’ transaction with Affirm. You will also use your technical skillset to find opportunities to improve the performance and reliability of the systems that drive the user journey through purchasing with Affirm.

We are experiencing explosive growth with millions of customers across thousands of merchants in-store and online, and your contributions will be a key enabler of that growth. Come join us as we build a beloved, lasting financial services brand predicated on honesty and trust. It’s going to be an amazing ride!

What you'll do

Technical strategy for broad or complex requirements with insightful and forward-looking approaches that go beyond the direct team and solve large open-ended problems Actively own checkout systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems Collaborate with engineers within our team and across the organization to build the next generation of the checkout platform Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes across checkout and our broader teams

What we look for

Take Ownership. You enjoy working with product and engineering leaders to develop detailed project definitions, and drive technical decisions within your team and beyond Execute. You have a proven track record of developing, testing, and shipping high-quality software at scale Collaborate. You communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. If anything, you trend towards over-communication Build Teams. You mentor other engineers in a technical capacity through sharing your learnings and providing feedback that will help the team grow Customer-centric mentality. You are empathetic to the user experience and thoughtful about what we can do to make it better

Technology You Will Use

Python RPC2 Redis MySQL AWS Phabricator Github

Location

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

About Affirm

Affirm empowers people to say yes to more of the things they love.

While traditional credit cards charge compounding interest and late fees, we show you up front exactly what you’ll owe—with no hidden fees and no surprises. And through advanced technology and analytics that look beyond traditional FICO scores, we’re able to serve a much broader population than anyone else in the space.

We’re growing fast and hiring smart, curious people to help us revolutionize the banking industry and make it more accountable, accessible, and human. If you’re ready to make a difference, join us.

Company Culture

Affirmers believe people come first. We’re passionate about building something that makes a positive change in our customers’ lives.

Success means all hands are on deck—from engineering to sales and operations. We collaborate companywide and challenge each other to bring thoughtful ideas to every project. Even with our growth, Affirm still feels like a tightly-knit team where every perspective counts.

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