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Senior Software Engineer, (Backend) Online Frameworks at Affirm

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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.
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.
Affirm's engineering team is building a large-scale, fault-tolerant, and global infrastructure that is shared across multiple financial products, merchants, and vendors. Ensuring that our infrastructure is transparently available to all engineers is critical to the success of the business. We pride ourselves on our culture across engineering of writing blameless postmortems as well as writing detailed tech specs and gathering feedback before large changes to systems.
The Online Frameworks team provides a collection of compute environments, storage solutions, security services, traffic management tools, and application development frameworks to run Affirm's core product. Our customers are not only Affirm users, but also other engineering teams at Affirm. As a team, we are responsible for building and exposing simple interfaces of online infrastructure components. These components are ultimately used in the application development lifecycle. Examples of components we own include our Kubernetes runtime environment for microservices, the managed database systems for our customer data, the asynchronous task framework for executing loan underwriting decisions, the self-service secrets management system for all Affirm engineers, and the entire routing layer used to serve online requests to Affirm.com.
What you'll do
  • Plan, execute, and own technical decisions and projects within the Online Frameworks team.
  • Work alongside the Online Framework technical leads to collaborate with the greater engineering organization.
  • Design and build frameworks, services, and tools to handle new Affirm products and business requirements that securely scale over millions of users and their transactions.
  • Educate, mentor and grow junior engineers in the team, and drive best practices around design, coding, and testing.

What we look for
  • Experience developing fault-tolerant, multi-region online backend systems.
  • Proven CS fundamentals and hands on coding and debugging experience using modern software delivery methods to develop services using Python, Go, or JVM-based languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala)
  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or other cloud providers.
  • Familiarity with Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) is a plus. We use technologies such as Kubernetes, MySQL, Kafka, Docker, gRPC, Envoy, Istio, Celery, RabbitMQ, NGINX, and Redis to name a few, but we are always looking for new technologies to adopt.
  • You prefer using, enhancing, and contributing to open source solutions rather than building solutions from ground up.
  • You value keeping costs low while building your products.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

Location - Remote U.S.
Grade - USA30
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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.
All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account.
[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act , the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here .
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 2021 DEI Report .
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What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

Attracting great people starts by finding talent in different places. That's why we built remote work into the DNA of how we do business—but if an office space is more your style, we have offices in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Affirm’s benefits are made for you. Spending wallets provide access to food, lifestyle, technology, and family planning wallets for your expenses. If your role is remote, you can set up shop anywhere in your home country. Generous time off enables you to take the time you need when life happens. Health benefits that include vision, dental, and mental health programs. We have a simple, flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Our parental leave policy includes 18 weeks’ paid leave for birth and non-birth parents, and a 4-week return-to-work transition program, at full base pay. We also offer 24 company-wide paid days off (on top of our generous time off policy) which help our teams collectively pause to recharge.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting causes in our communities. In Chicago, Affirm partners with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Pushing the envelope together: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the cultural fabric of Affirm. We’re dedicated to making improvements and sharing our learnings with the broader community. While we’re proud of our progress, we recognize the work still needed to be done. People Come First is not just a value at Affirm, it drives the work we do everyday and we look forward to continuing the work around us.

View Affirm's 2020 U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

An Insider's view of Affirm

What's something quirky about your company?

1 - In the early days, the sales team would strike a loud gong whenever they signed a deal, our engineering release emails for new features paled in comparison. One day an engineer brought in his tuba and in that moment, the deploy tuba was born, thoroughly one-upping the sales-gong. Now, several years later, tuba emojis are a company staple.

Sam

Senior Staff Software Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The integrations team interacts with many other teams across GTM, Ops, and Engineering. It's one of the best parts of being on this team because it makes the work we do varied and interesting. I'm most excited about working with those teams to define the right amount of process and ownership so that we are as productive as possible.

Yoav

Manager, Strategic Integrations

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the greatest things about working at Affirm is that everyone around you is invested in helping you to learn and grow. I have been so impressed by the support and encouragement I have received from everyone across the company in taking on new projects and exploring different areas of the business outside of my day to day.

Elizabeth

Account Executive

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