Technical Lead Engineer- Backend

| Chicago
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're excited to share that financial services startup, Affirm is setting up shop in Chicago's River North neighborhood! This office will provide us with a much needed midwest outpost for our Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Product teams. Join us on our mission to build honest and transparent financial products that improve lives.
Move money at Affirm!
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead for our Payments team, which provides core money movement capabilities at Affirm. This is the team that talks about NACHA, bps, Durbin, rails, and routing. We are experiencing explosive growth in our core lending product and we’re expanding our product portfolio; your technical leadership will be a key enabler of that growth.
We are only just getting started! Come join us as we build a beloved, lasting financial services brand predicated on honesty and trust. It’s going to be an amazing ride!

What You'll Be Responsible For

  • Leading technical projects from specification and planning to implementation with multiple engineers, testing and deployment into production
  • Mentoring junior engineers and leveling up the team’s capacity to execute on its deliverables with quality
  • Affecting Affirm’s bottom line meaningfully by building a reliable, low-cost payment processing platform to move billions of dollars for millions of consumers
  • Enabling new products at Affirm by providing core money movement capabilities for the company

What We Look For

  • Drive to change consumer financial services for the better.
  • Demonstrated experience architecting, building, launching and maintaining complex systems.
  • Prior experience with payment processor and gift card integrations (Chase Paymentech, First Data) are a plus
  • Fluency in back end development
  • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills
  • Proven ability to technically mentor engineers

If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that 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 a core value and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about our D&I efforts here.
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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

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

- Lead a healthy life: Generous coverage for health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances for you and your dependents.
- Learn and grow: We offer a significant stipend toward your personal career development.
- Be there when it counts: Take care of your loved ones with our parental leave, and find support at the office with our dedicated Mother's room and [email protected] Employee Resource Group.
- Take Time Off: We offer generous paid time off so you can always be at your best.
- Eat well: We cater meals daily
- Commute carefree: We subsidize the cost of transportation for you getting to and from work.
- Feel invested: We offer meaningful equity so you have ownership in what we are building.
- Get active: You can apply our monthly wellness stipend toward fitness classes and memberships.
- Know the product: We offer a monthly stipend for purchases with Affirm.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
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
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 95% of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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