Engineering Manager, Backend (Online Platforms)

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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. 

Are distributed systems, scalable storage and global services your passions? Do you enjoy building teams and seeing your teammates excel in sophisticated and varied technical and business domain areas?

Scaling a global infrastructure across multiple merchants, vendors and products is hard. On the Online Platform Engineering team at Affirm you will find an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills, while continuing to be technical and responsible for the design and long term roadmap for scalable services and storage systems that form the backbone of Engineering at Affirm!

You will help us build easy-to-use systems and services that allow the rest of engineering to produce and deploy software that is scalable, reliable, instrumented and well tested. Our consistency, compliance and security requirements add to the challenge. These kinds of problems fascinate us and our Platform engineers work with all of our Engineering and Product teams to help the entire organization deliver quality products to our customers.

What you'll do

  • Build, grow and lead an inclusive, diverse and distributed team of hardworking engineers responsible for building frameworks, systems and tools to enable new Affirm products that scale over millions of users and their transactions and secure data.
  • Provide technical leadership in building foundational systems that serve efficient underwriting, fight fraud, manage customer relationships and serve millions of customers on a variety of devices and shopping experiences.
  • Lead by example, care for your team and establish credibility with the quality of your team's technical execution.
  • Work cross functionally with multiple engineering leads, technical program managers and product managers on security, tools, architecture, planning and delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Provide leadership and growth opportunities to your team members, develop talent, mentor engineers, recruit and represent Affirm’s hiring brand.

What we look for

  • Solid leadership and communication skills and driving inclusive discussions.
  • Good experience in attracting, growing and retaining top engineering talent.
  • Strong stakeholder leadership skills with a deep interest in helping other teams tackle technical challenges by aligning strategic roadmaps where needed
  • Experience working with one or more engineering teams as a customer is a plus
  • Extensive management or tech-lead experience building and owning large-scale, geographically distributed backend serving, storage and database systems.
  • Proven CS fundamentals and hands on coding and debugging experience using modern software delivery methods to develop services using Python, Go and JVM-Based languages
  • Experience with AWS and/or other cloud providers is a plus.
  • Experience in using OpenSource software to build technology solutions.
  • Strong expertise with infrastructure scaling, database operations, system internals, file-systems, security, network, concurrency frameworks and container orchestration systems is a plus.
  • Unbridled appetite for learning new things!
  • You obsess about keeping costs low while building your team and products
  • Familiarity with Linux is a plus

Location - Remote U.S.

#LI-Remote
 
Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! 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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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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