Senior Software Engineer (Machine Learning)

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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. 

The Merchant Risk Engineering team’s mission is to deliver a robust merchant approval and risk monitoring platform for the timely, transparent, and consistent assessment of merchant risk throughout the merchant lifecycle. This team works in close partnership with our product managers and risk teams to effectively onboard merchants and build automated risk tools in order to minimize losses post-onboarding. Affirm’s stated goal is to build the largest network as measured by the number of users and merchants; a strong merchant risk capability is key to growing the merchant side of the network equation.

We are looking for highly motivated senior engineers to help build this team in Poland. Come join us!

What you'll do
  • Design, develop, and deploy a platform for assessing the legitimacy of any merchant. Scale the platform to onboard millions of merchants while minimizing losses resulting from fraudulent merchants.
  • Build tools for our Risk team to enable (1) prompt risk management (2) human-in-the-loop learning, and (3) control merchant fraud losses.
  • Partner with Analyst, Data Science, and Product engineering teams to build production machine learning models; your models will decide which merchants we onboard to the Affirm platform in real time
  • Develop our understanding of new data sources and how they may improve our existing processes
  • Work closely with Affirm’s credit, risk, marketing, and analytics teams to understand our performance modeling strategies and the business drivers underlying those strategies
  • Serve as a trusted advisor on the application and implementation of machine learning across Affirm
What we look for
  • B.S. with 4+ years of industry experience, M.S. with 3+ years, PhD with 2+ years, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency writing production-quality software in the development of real-time services
  • Strong foundation in machine learning with experience implementing and optimizing machine learning models, preferably industry engineering experience with machine learning projects (e.g. recommendation, ranking, optimization)
  • Deep understanding and experience with data engineering, data analysis, and statistical modeling
  • Hands on experience with Python, Spark, XGBoost, Airflow, Kubernetes, and AWS (EC2, EMR, EKS, etc) a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently both solo and as part of a team; willingness to learn new things
  • Passion to change consumer banking for the better, while developing a deeper understanding of applied machine learning
Compensation & BenefitsWe offer a competitive package, with some highlights listed below.  However, the given figures are not guaranteed compensation ranges; rather, they are unbinding, approximate indications of what the salary may be for your awareness. The actual salary may be less than the lower range or greater than the upper range, depending on skills and experience. No employee is guaranteed salary at the amount of the lower range.
  • Targeted Gross Monthly Salary: 15,808 - 23,716 PLN
  • Flexible Spending Wallets for tech, food, lifestyle and family planning
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Away Days - wellness days to take off work and recharge
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Parental leave
  • Robust health benefits
  • Employee Resource & Community Groups

Location - Remote Poland

The majority of our roles can be located anywhere in Poland.

#LI-Remote

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.

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 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages

Location

Affirm is a remote-first company! Our brick and mortar offices remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

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 nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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

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