Staff Software Engineer, Backend (External Data)
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.
Our External Data team’s mission is to make data from Affirm’s partners as accessible as Affirm’s own data! We are building a new integration platform from scratch, allowing Affirm’s system to consume data from different data vendors securely and reliably!
Affirm’s External Data team is growing and looking for a staff software engineer to build a new generation of the API integration platform!
What You'll Do
- Work with our engineering team to plan / design / implement improvements to our API platform
- Work with our Product team to plan development and integration of the new endpoints from our numerous partners.
- Work with our vendors on troubleshooting, improving existing service and supporting new feature requests
- Help our Data team to build quick integration for data quality validation
- Analyze and debug performance issues across distributed services
- Provide periodic on call support for critical production systems
What We Look For
- Passionate: Passionate about Affirm's Mission: "Deliver Honest Financial Products that improve lives"
- Technical: Solid CS fundamentals and fluency of a dynamically typed language. We primarily use Kotlin and Python, but members of our team have backgrounds in a wide range of technologies
- Collaborative: Enjoys cross team collaboration especially with product managers and other engineers
- Humble: You have the humility and self-awareness to understand and navigate the unknown
- Experienced: Background building real-time distributed web services and authentication systems
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.
Check out our remote-first approach to learn more about the new ways we work.
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.
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.