Staff Software Engineer (Purchasing Experience)
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 build honest financial products to improve user’s lives. We are continuously working on making our product available to more consumers, ensuring each interaction exceeds their expectations. We pride ourselves on our culture across engineering of writing blameless postmortems as well as writing detailed tech specs and gathering feedback before large changes to systems.
The Purchasing Experience Engineering teams grow Affirm's GMV through higher conversion rates by providing the best way to pay in the industry. We are responsible for the full stack web product experience from purchase intent through to a completed transaction, including education, prequalification, and checkout for all merchants or retailers partnered with Affirm. We are in search of a technical lead across two Purchasing Experience full stack teams. You will work in a fast-paced team environment, have an opportunity to mentor many engineers, and have a large influence in how we design the core purchasing user journey at Affirm to be fast and highly reliable.
What you'll do
Partner with Product stakeholders align on roadmaps, strategy, and vision for the Purchasing Experience engineering teams.
Collaborate with other technical leads, management, and stakeholders across the product engineering and platform engineering organizations to design and implement insightful forward-looking approaches that go beyond the direct team and solve large open-ended problems.
Lead the design and implementation of large scale and low latency services, elegant abstractions, shareable libraries, and robust APIs.
Conduct technical and soft skill evaluations to inform and influence our hiring decisions.
Lead and mentor engineers to help them succeed and grow. Provide them with the right context and train them to take ownership of their respective pieces of our initiatives.
What we look for
7+ years of software development experience.
Experience with designing and owning highly available, business-critical user experiences and APIs. Bonus for experience building checkout or payment experiences.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
You are eager to learn new things, have a growth mindset, and inspire your team to strive for operational excellence. Your team and your peers want to learn from you.
You have experience in architecting, building, launching and maintaining complex software systems. Availability and latency are top of mind for you when building user facing experiences.
You have high empathy for our customers and teammates and are action-oriented.
You enjoy working with product and engineering leaders to develop detailed project definitions, and drive technical decisions within your team and the broader organization.
You are just as comfortable leading outward and upward as you are leading downward. The right person for this role will be a passionate user & product champion across the company, helping inspire and build highly available, fast, and scalable experiences that bring delight to our customers.
Pay Grade - USA 31
Employees new to Affirm or promoted into a new role, typically begin in the min to mid range.
USA base pay range (CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT) per year:
USA base pay range (all other U.S. states) per year:
Location: Remote - US
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’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.
[For U.S. positions that could be performed in Los Angeles or San Francisco] Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, Affirm will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.