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. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly.
San Francisco/Remote, Full-Time 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.
We are looking for a Staff Engineer to lead the Consumer Credit Decisioning team, responsible for building backend systems that drive consumer credit and pricing decisions in all of Affirm’s products. The team partners closely with Product, Credit and other engineering teams to deliver honest and transparent financial products that help consumers make their purchasing decisions. As we scale the company to be a cornerstone of all e-commerce and offline retail, it is an exciting time to join the team which sits at the core of this mission.
What You’ll Do Lead a team of engineers to design, maintain, and evolve existing architecture that grows the business and unlocks new product initiatives. Prepare architectural documents and presentations. Document software interfaces You will analyze and reason about the technology and architecture decisions, identify improvements and tradeoffs, and communicate these to the rest of the team. Provide technical leadership to ensure the delivery of reliable, scalable and performant technical solutions Collaborates with business leadership and counterparts in Product Management, Design, Engineering, and Analytics Build teams by leading and mentoring other engineers, informing and influencing hiring decisions, and building an inclusive team environment What We Look For 6-10+ years of experience as a software engineer with leadership responsibilities and experience mentoring junior engineers. Prior experience architecting, building, launching, and maintaining complex systems Passion for working with cross-functional teams including Product, ML, Analytics and Business teams. A leader and team builder who can mentor the team in software development best practices Expert at synthesizing complex business, product, and technical requirements to consistently produce high quality system designs and software. A system architect who can see the big picture and envision how business and product requirements can be broken up into system modules or components Location- Remote U.S.
Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia. Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.
Inclusivity: At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.
We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.
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.
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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