Software Engineer, Backend

San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


501+ people


222 Kearny St Ste 600
San Francisco, CA, 94108, US

Tech Stack

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

About Afterpay

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.

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.

    • 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,, 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.

  • 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.

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