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.

The Merchant Frontend team at Affirm builds and maintains Affirm’s Merchant Portal, Self Service merchant onboarding flows and affirm.js, our Javascript library for merchant site integration. The goal of the team is to reduce complexity of merchant onboarding and improve merchants’ underwriting and monitoring capabilities through high quality tooling and useful, delightful features.

We seek to turn merchant onboarding into a turnkey service, and to empower merchants to optimize and lead all aspects of their Affirm integration, enabling them to grow their business through a data centric approach.

We are looking for an experienced Staff Engineer to join us and help accomplish that mission. Given the speed at which Affirm’s addressable market is growing, your work will be exciting, and will directly impact Affirm’s bottom line.

What you'll do

  • Build, optimize, and scale merchant tooling and onboarding flows. This includes data visualization, analysis, reporting, and REST APIs for accessing and editing loan information.
  • Interact with stakeholders from Affirm’s Product, Design, Marketing and Commercial orgs to develop elegant, high quality solutions to build a best-in-class merchant experience.
  • Enable experimentation and continuous improvement on the highest traffic library at Affirm.
  • Prototype new ideas and iterate towards the best customer experience.
  • Serve as a technical resource and engineering mentor for other frontend developers.

What we look for

  • Technical leadership; capable of providing mentorship, multi-functional project execution, technical vision and strategy
  • Prior experience architecting, building, launching and maintaining sophisticated front-end systems.
  • Strong Knowledge of modern front-end tech stack (we use Javascript, React/Redux, ES6, Webpack, CSS3)
  • Experience working multi-functionally with partners from Product, Design and other Engineering teams.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication.
  • Humility and self-awareness to understand opportunities to learn and grow, and to navigate the unknown.
We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. 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. #LI-Remote
Check out our remote-first approach to learn more about the new ways we work.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

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