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. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly.
Affirm’s engineering team is building a large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant global infrastructure shared across multiple financial products, merchants and vendors. Ensuring that our infrastructure is transparently available to engineers is a big job. 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.
We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer with deep technical knowledge and who’s passionate about Linux, networking topics, and distributed architectures and has experience with scale to join our Site Reliability Engineering team. Our mandate is to enable Affirm's Application and Service to be highly resilient, scalable and fault tolerant, while maintaining our high SLA uptime expectations. You will excel if you have enthusiasm for digging deep, and a flare for sharp technical communication, prioritization, and organization. You will work directly with our Infrastructure and Development teams to build our next generation “always up” cloud-based platform.
Our work ranges from Observability/Telemetry Engineering, Reliability and Scalability Engineering, Chaos Engineering, Performance Engineering, Capacity Engineering and Disaster Recovery Engineering, working closely with the security team on managing application level security.
Site Reliability Engineers are hybrid System, Software, Data and Network Engineers who are responsible and accountable to build and scale reliable systems that wows our customers.
What you'll do
- Own end to end availability, reliability and performance of the mission critical services
- Troubleshoot various issues around reliability, resiliency, scalability and availability.
- Define and measure SLI, SLA and SLO
- Augment instrumentation to build a cohesive dependency mapping with special attention to points of failure
- Build command and control automations to quickly fail away to reduce TTR and reduce manual work/eliminate Toil.
- Assist with oncall and triage rotation
What we look for
- Linux, Networking and AWS experience
- Experience with containerization and container platforms. (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
- Familiarity with Elasticsearch, Kibana/Grafana, Logstash, kafka and ways to scale these systems
- Experience with automation systems (ansible, puppet) is a plus, saltstack preferred
- Comfort with open source systems a plus
- Software development experience in Python/Go is a plus
- Experience with high performance networking (Quic, network layer optimization) or Real Time transaction protocols/methods (HTTP2, Server Sent Events, MQTT, WebSockets).
- Recommends or helps architect an entire system. Acts as an expert in understanding and performing TCP dumps, snoop, and other network sniffers. Understands and applies knowledge of most protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, UDP, etc.)
Compensation & Benefits
We offer a competitive package, with some highlights listed below. However, the given figures are not guaranteed compensation ranges; rather, they are unbinding, approximate indications of what the salary may be for your awareness. The actual salary may be less than the lower range or greater than the upper range, depending on skills and experience. No employee is guaranteed salary at the amount of the lower range.
- Targeted Gross Monthly Salary: 23,917 - 28,700 PLN
New hires who commence employment with Affirm before June 30, 2022, and are employed for one year, are eligible to receive 100,000 PLN as a sign-on bonus
- Flexible Spending Wallets for tech, food and lifestyle
- Generous time off policies
- Away Days - wellness days to take off work and recharge
- Learning & Development programs
- Parental leave
- Robust health benefits
- Employee Resource & Community Groups
Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia. Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.
At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2020 DEI Report.
We also 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.