People Matter

Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Member Data)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 are seeking a Senior Engineer to join our Identity Engineering team. In this role, you will write high-quality, easily understandable code and provide technical leadership within the team. You will contribute to technical discussions and lead experiments to securely identify consumers with minimal friction using innovative data-driven approaches. Your efforts will focus on enhancing user conversion rates. Our mission is to support the growth of Affirm’s consumer and partner networks by delivering seamless product experiences while managing reputational and compliance risks.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and write high quality code to increase Identity users conversion rates.
  • Provide technical leadership in a particular area and actively contribute to technical discussions.
  • Work with and guide engineers on detailed project definition, design, technical specification, cross-functional alignment, task break-down, delivery, monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Build relationships and drive coordination across engineering, partner organizations, and other disciplines, helping get to positive outcomes.
  • Proactively communicate and coordinate team’s requirements with other groups and teams in engineering.
  • Mentor less-experienced members of the team by helping them with code review, setting up best coding practices , providing guidance, and setting a good example.

What We Look For

  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong engineering experience building, launching, coding and maintaining complex systems
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with cloud service providers such as AWS
  • Experience with data frameworks such as Spark, Kafka, Kubernetes and Airflow
  • Passion for collaborating with cross-functional teams, including Product, Machine Learning, Analytics, and Business teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to drive requirements with product and engineering teams and present technical concepts effectively to various audiences.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team, with a willingness to learn and mentor others.

Pay Grade - USA 30

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: $162,400

Mid: $203,000

Max: $243,500

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

Min: $146,100

Mid: $182,700

Max: $219,200


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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