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Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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 looking for a highly motivated Engineering Manager with a track record of leading high performing engineering teams. You will own our mission-critical Disbursements systems, which are responsible for ensuring our merchant and investor partners are paid on time and correctly. Each day, these highly-complex systems move over $100 million to hundreds of thousands of Affirm's partners! Top candidates should have a long-term system health mindset, with the understanding that ensuring the proper function of these systems is your primary responsibility.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead, mentor, and grow an engineering team responsible for payment routing to our hundreds of thousands of merchant and investor partners.

  • Mentor engineers on the team to help improve their designs, code quality, and testing.

  • Own availability and performance of your team’s systems.

  • Partner with product managers to design and build clean APIs which can serve current and future use cases.

  • Work with your team to develop beautiful internal API documentation and test environments to enable rapid financial product development

  • Partner with a diverse set of engineering teams who build financial products and perform financial transactions at the company.

  • Collaborate with critical stakeholders across the company, including Accounting, Capital Markets, Treasury, and more.

  • Build relationships and engage with management across the USA and Europe.

What We Look For

  • 1+ years managing high performing engineering teams

  • 7+ years in software engineering roles

  • Prior experience growing and managing a high performing engineering team.

  • Fluency in back end development.

  • Prior experience architecting, building, launching and maintaining enterprise scale products.

  • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills.

  • Prior experience in a fintech or in the financial industry in general a plus

  • Please note that this is a role based out of the greater Chicago area. We do not sponsor relocation.

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:

Min: $190,000

Mid: $237,500

Max: $284,900

USA base pay range (all other U.S. states) per year:

Min: $171,000

Mid: $213,000

Max: $256,500


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.

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