Staff Data Engineer at Affirm (Remote)

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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 proudly includes Returnly.
Our data ecosystem should equip everyone at Affirm to produce and consume high-quality data to make reliable data-driven decisions and products. It should be easy to find, understand, use, and trust any data that flows through Affirm, in any derived form, for any use case. Data is a strong competitive advantage and our team will influence a culture that promulgates the right mindset and a robust process towards publishing, consuming, managing and acting on data.
The Data Partners team empowers Affirm's product and business decisions with a single source of truth (SSOT) data product and enable self-serve data visualization. We maintain robust data pipelines, drive core model adoption and automate processes to ensure certified data is reliable and scalable to our stakeholders. The goal for the team is to
  • Build a platform and pipeline framework to enabling analytics teams building their business insights.
  • Kickstart data use cases and build a core data layer with standard data and business definitions

What you'll do
  • Help shape the technical direction of a domain within the [email protected] organization.
  • Build a reliable and scalable single source of truth core model data product for internal and external analytics and enable self-service.
  • Partner with product, data analyst, engineering teams and other data engineers to translate business requirements into data models with measurable transformation quality under SLA.
  • Develop and automate large-scale, high-performance data processing systems and visualization to ensure reliability and meet critical business requirements.
  • Lead data engineering projects, and overall strategy for data governance, security, privacy, quality, and retention.
  • Mentor data engineers and continue promoting data engineering and analytics tooling & standards.

What we look for
  • 5+ years of experience in data modeling, data architecture, and other areas directly relevant to data engineering.
  • Technical leadership; capable of handling mentorship, cross functional project execution, and solid individual contributions.
  • Advanced SQL, ETL pipelines, Data modeling & design, SQL performance tuning in OLAP and Data Warehouse/Data Lake environments
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g. Python) and Data Warehouse technologies (NoSQL, logging, columnar, Snowflake, etc.), Big Data technologies (e.g Hadoop, Spark, etc.), analytics (Looker, Tableau, etc.)
  • Familiar with data governance frameworks and Agile methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; able to effectively collaborate with technical and business partners.
  • Eager to learn new things and have a growth mindset.
  • BS/MS degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field

Location - Remote U.S.
Grade - USA31
#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.
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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Technology we use

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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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