Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Localization)

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


Role Locations

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


501+ people


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 transforming Affirm into a global company by taking its products and services to the rest of the world.

We are seeking Senior Software Engineers to build parts of Affirm’s backend localization and internationalization systems to enable expansion into multiple countries and continents. You will architect, design and implement systems to automate the flow of text through Affirm’s online systems to support multiple languages and cultures, enabling international expansion.  You will look for opportunities to create internal tooling, and increase efficiencies to accelerate the speed of this international expansion.

Your technical leadership will have a high impact on the future growth of Affirm, as we reach out to provide honest financial products throughout the world.  Come join our amazing team inside our amazing fast moving company!

What you'll do

Plan, design, and build software and systems to scale with an increasing number of users, features, business requirements, partners, and new engineers to enable and accelerate international growth Provide 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 Provide ownership of copy management systems, defining their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems Collaborate with engineers and non-engineers within our team and across the organization

What we look for

Experience. You have a proven track record of developing, testing, and shipping high-quality software at scale Leadership. You enjoy leading technical architecture discussions and drive technical decisions within your team and beyond Communication. You communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. If anything, you trend towards over-communication Mentorship. 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 SQL AWS Github RPC2 Phabricator Javascript


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.

Interested in this role?
Skip straight to final-round interviews by applying through Triplebyte.