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Software Engineer, Developer Productivity



Software Engineering, Product
Remote · Canada
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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 are looking for an experienced SDET to join our Test Engineering team, which is responsible for designing and supporting test tools, along with leading an integrated test program above the unit test level. This team is involved in sourcing frameworks, training, creating tutorials, running a center of excellence, and implementing / leading test strategy at Affirm.

We are experiencing explosive growth for our core lending product, which leads to continuous change in our software platform. With ambitious uptime targets and continuous availability as a platform over the internet, Affirm products are expected to “just work.” The total engineering effort to accomplish that includes DevOps, infrastructure, testing in production, configuration flags, continuous monitoring, and a great deal of testing on many levels. Meanwhile, you will also be part of accelerating the growth of the company by designing test strategy to launch new products.

We are only just getting started! Come join us as we build a beloved, lasting financial services brand predicated on honesty and trust. It’s going to be an amazing ride!

What you’ll do

  • Join an experienced team of test infrastructure Software Engineers - Fully qualified programmers who work on frameworks and developer enablement, teaching, supporting, growing, and working on Affirm’s internal software testing efforts.

  • Design, document, and lead test strategy across the testing pyramid.

  • Identify gaps in coverage, test skills, tools, incentives and expectations, then work to resolve those gaps.

  • Contribute to, and help lead the company’s performance, security, accessibility, and internationalization test strategy.

  • Support other engineering groups with test excellence - enable faster delivery and self-service.

  • Help Affirm scale testing as the company scales its growth, without sacrificing quality, speed of delivery, speed of feedback, or depth of coverage. Improve risk/effort ratio of testing over time using empirical data and established best practices.

  • Collaborate as a part of the Developer Productivity group to optimize Continuous Integration and Delivery Pipelines.

What we look for

  • Drive to change software testing and delivery for the better.

  • Demonstrated experience in a test engineering and/or DevOps organization.

  • Technical competence. We are looking for engineers who do software testing and help others do it. An operational understanding of DevOps, SaaS, Docker, Git, CI/CD, and Kubernetes will be relevant, along with technical fluency in Service Oriented Architectures and SOA and API testing.

  • Progressive responsibility within DevOps, specifically testing, over the past 2+ years, with a preference for test enablement than testing as a managed service.

  • Prior experience testing, launching, and supporting architecting, building, launching and maintaining complex products.

  • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills.

Location - Remote Canada


Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and you can work almost anywhere within the country of employment. Affirmers in proximal roles have the flexibility to work remotely, but will occasionally be required to work out of their assigned Affirm office. A limited number of roles remain office-based due to the nature of their job responsibilities.

We have a simple and transparent remote-first grade-based compensation structure. Offer amounts within the range are based on a number of factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Across the broader organization, certain roles are eligible for equity awards upon hire, promotion, tenure milestones and for performance.

We’re extremely proud to offer competitive benefits that are anchored to our core value of people come first. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health care coverage - Affirm covers all premiums for all levels of coverage for you and your dependents
  • Flexible Spending Wallets - generous stipends for spending on Technology, Food, various Lifestyle needs, and family forming expenses
  • Time off - competitive vacation and holiday schedules allowing you to take time off to rest and recharge
  • ESPP - An employee stock purchase plan enabling you to buy shares of Affirm at a discount

We 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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