Enterprise Technical Account Manager

| 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. . 
Do you love being in the middle of it all? Are you as excited to tackle technical problems as you are to build critical client relationships?
As a Technical Account Manager you will be responsible for the technical success of our largest merchants post-sale. You will advise their developers for the entire customer lifecycle: onboarding, account growth and renewal. You will help them not only to avoid pitfalls, but to take advantage of more of Affirm’s offerings. Technical Account Managers are a part of the Engineering Team and work closely with Affirm’s Product, Operations, Customer Success and Merchant Help teams.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the technical relationships for a named set of enterprise merchants within a vertical
  • Project Manage and provide world class technical guidance for new merchants’ integrations
  • Reduce your merchants' risk by actively working with them to identify problematic technical approaches
  • Understand your merchants' upcoming projects and their potential impacts on their Affirm implementations
  • Quickly resolve critical technical issues for your accounts
  • Provide early feedback to engineering and product teams while iterating on new products
  • Drive new feature and product adoption with retail partners, including betas and pilots
  • Identify areas to improve operational efficiencies and onboard our merchants more quickly
  • Effectively lead multiple projects from separate accounts at a time
  • Quarterback multi-departmental efforts to resolve complicated issues quickly

What We Look For

  • 10+ years experience as a TAM, Solutions Engineer, or other customer facing technical role where you owned key developer relationships
  • Comfort reading code in at least two programming languages
  • Confident when discussing technical web development concepts
  • Engineering managers respect your opinion after talking with you about different technical approaches
  • Exceptional communication skills, with a deep command of the written word (please submit a cover letter when applying - we actually read them!)
  • Successful track record in retaining and growing enterprise accounts
  • Strong project management skills, capable of influencing internal and external partners to stay on schedule
  • Bachelor’s degree with a record of pushing yourself academically

Nice To Have

  • Degree in a technical major (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.) or bootcamp grad
  • Familiarity with the payments ecosystem
  • Familiarity with web/mobile application architecture
  • Comfortable writing code in at least one language

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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