Afterpay

sf, east_bay, la, ny, remote, seattle, silicon_valley
501+ Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Exited (IPO)

Afterpay is an installment payment product founded in Australia and now operating in New Zealand the US and the UK.

Today, 25% of all online fashion purchases in Australia go through Afterpay. Working at Afterpay means becoming part of a fast-growing company partnering with over 48k+ merchants globally and 8 million+ of consumers- including 5M in the US! Afterpay has assembled an exceptional, hard-working U.S. team to help accelerate its growth and market expansion. Our team is growing fast, providing a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact, get involved early, and influence many aspects of the business.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Afterpay has demonstrated fantastic success in just a few short years:

    • Globally, we partner with 48k+ retail merchants and have 8M+ unique​ customers using our product.
    • 15,000+ retail merchants and 5M+ customers in the US in just 2 years of operation.

    The Afterpay mobile app is in the top 10 in the Shopping category. Afterpay went public in Australia in May 2016 and now has a market cap of over $7B US (​APT.AX).​

  • Our technical leadership:

    • Xin Ge – Xin is our Global Chief Technology Officer. Xin's most recent role was the Head of Risk Management at Uber, where he was responsible for Uber's global account security, payment risk, marketplace fraud and abuse. Prior to Uber, Xin spent 14 years with eBay and PayPal focusing on trust and safety and overall risk management. He was VP of Global Seller Risk Management, Resolutions and Protections at PayPal and founder of the PayPal Global Risk Management Centre in China. https://www.linkedin.com/in/xin-ge-b6b258/

    • Akash Garg – Akash joins Afterpay as the U.S. CTO. Most recently, Akash was the Director of Engineering at Uber, where he led the Driver and Mobile engineering teams. Prior, Akash was Senior Director of Engineering for Twitter's Growth team from 2011- 2015, where his teams delivered tens of millions of active users to Twitter. He also co-founded and developed a social networking site, hi5.com, that emerged as one of the largest social networking sites in the world prior to its sale in 2011. Akash has experience scaling businesses from early stage to platforms with millions of consumers and participants. https://www.linkedin.com/in/akashdgarg/

  • Huge upside: ​Our model already seeing great success in Australia - ​biggest shopping directory behind Google​.

    • Huge Opportunity​: Expansion to other verticals such as travel and In-store opportunity is ​10x​ that of online.

    • Afterpay went public in Australia in May 2016 and now has a market cap of $4.5B US (​APT.AX)​.

  • This is an unique opportunity to join at the early stages of a US-based company that has strong traction and product market fit in Australia.


Engineering at Afterpay
Engineering team and processes

We have 4 engineering teams and hiring across those- there are many opportunities to make impact.

Technical Challenges

Our Australia business processes over an incredible amount of transactions / year. We expect that to scale up dramatically as we enter the US market. Engineers will have the chance to deal with a large and engaged user base along with the large amounts of payments running through the system.

Additionally, we will be building first-class fraud and risk systems to help us ensure we keep bad actors out of our system.

Projects you might work on
  • Be one of our first engineers on our Mobile app. Our Mobile team here in the US is 3 people are we are looking to grow it! Currently, the app is in the top 15 overall in Australia. This is an opportunity to take that app and bring it live to the US market. From there, we have many ideas on how to continue making it more engaging for our customers and drive additional growth and revenue. Some examples: loyalty program, enhanced shopping experience, and referrals.

  • Help us manage the millions of communications that go out to our 5M user base on a monthly basis. We are in the process of re-architecting how we send email, push and SMS and you can be one of the first to help us make this a reality.

  • In the US, there are over 60,000 small and medium-size merchants who would benefit tremendously from a product such as Afterpay. You can be one of the founding engineers on our growth efforts in this area to sign up them and enusure they are successful in their implementation of the Afterpay product.

Tech stack
Java
Redis
MySQL
Kafka
JavaScript
iOS Development
Android
React Native
Python
AWS
Heroku
React

Working at Afterpay
Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy

Travel

There will be some travel to Australia that may be required, hopefully, this is a nice perk :)

Health Insurance

Standard health benefits provided by TriNet.

Team Activities

We like to hang out as a team and do fun events.

Flexible Hours

We are all about results and getting things done. Facetime and being in the office aren't what is important - making an impact and delivering value to our customers is what matters.

401(k) Contribution

401k offered via TriNet.

Work from Home

When required, we have no issues with this.

Beautiful Office
Company Retreats

We are all going to our offices in Australia in December!


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