Senior Staff Software Engineer, Backend

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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 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. Our Fraud Engineering team’s mission is to protect both consumers and our business by preventing fraud at the point of purchase, uncovering fraud that has occurred, and mitigating its impact. Are you excited about preventing consumer Identity Theft and Account Takeover? Help us build our next generation Fraud Mitigation and User Identification Platform that will identify hundreds of thousands of potential users a day and keep our customers safe.

Our team is growing and looking for a Sr Staff Software Engineer to help expand our products to identify more consumers with less friction. Come join us!

What You’ll Do

  • Help shape the technical direction of Fraud Engineering team
  • Design and implement large scale and low latency services, elegant abstractions, shareable libraries, and robust APIs
  • Work with our Product team to extend our core decisioning service; building new risk and fraud mitigation features
  • Revamp our Risk Operations toolset - helping uncover fraud in real time
  • Look for ways to improve the end-to-end experience for developers working on our systems
  • Support Data Science by providing them with the feedback and signals needed to build effective models
  • Participate in our team’s on-call rotation to communicate, escalate, and fix critical issues while insulating other developers from interruptions
  • Collaborate with compliance and engineering teams to identify, remediate, and prevent issues & risk
  • Work with product and internal partners to extend our identity decisioning service
  • Take an active role in mentoring junior engineers, and the processes that support team growth and efficiency

What We Look For

  • Experienced: experience building real-time distributed web services, with experience in fraud detection and risk decisioning systems 
  • Passion and drive to change consumer banking for the better
  • Technical leadership; someone capable of handling mentorship, cross functional project execution, and solid individual contributions
  • Prior experience architecting, building, launching and maintaining complex systems
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  • Humility and self-awareness to understand and navigate the unknown

Location

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

Check out our remote-first approach to learn more about the new ways we work.
 
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 read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2019 D&I 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's office is located in San Francisco's Financial District with close access to great coffee, restaurants, and bars.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! The majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). While most Affirmers will have the option to choose a remote-first accommodation, our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

For this new way of working, we’re thrilled to introduce a dynamic and competitive compensation model and total rewards package that complements our remote-first work style. Affirm’s 2021 benefits will allow flexibility for Affirmers to customize their experience by selecting benefits based on their individual needs and preferences to be successful from almost anywhere -- continuing to lean into our value of “People Come First”.

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
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