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. 

What do we need

While we need someone with a deep knowledge of the main required skills for this position, we prefer people with a broad experience in neighboring or related areas. Backend, testing, containers, graphic design, project management… The more you bring to the table the better.
We are a young company, where specialization is still in process, and we believe that, the better you understand the people you are collaborating with, the easier it is going to be to have a smooth communication with them.

What you will do:

  • Build and enhance a highly configurable system that is used by thousands of companies and millions of shoppers
  • Work with a highly collaborative team, where you will solve challenging problems
  • Review each other’s code and pair-program to spread knowledge and produce higher-quality code
  • Drive quality by writing unit, integration, and performance tests in a continuous delivery environment
  • Make decisions based on data and be pragmatic
  • Work closely with Product and Leadership
  • Help define and prioritize features
  • Produce documentation that helps the team understand complex parts of the system
  • Go beyond engineering by working closely with our support representatives where we help triage and debug technical support requests

What we look for:

  • 6+ years industry experience and expert knowledge using JVM languages (Java, Kotlin, or Scala)
  • Deep understanding and experience of various technologies, frameworks and libraries in the JVM ecosystem; Spring Boot is a big plus
  • Thorough, expert level knowledge of JVM, design patterns, distributed architecture
  • Strong familiarity with *nix environment including bash and command-line tools
  • Deep understanding of database methodology and database systems and strong experience with relational and non relational databases 
  • Familiarity with RDBMS design for both OLTP and Data Warehousing is a plus
  • Courage and discipline to dig-in and refactor other people’s code and explore new technology and solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of web service technologies and REST best-practices
  • Understanding of scalability challenges and performance of server-side code
  • Ability to design and develop horizontally-scalable, resilient and efficient systems
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems in a cloud environment, and event-driven architecture
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across various departments
  • Proven track record of shipping software in a delivery-focused environment
  • Data-driven mentality

Location - Remote U.S.


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.

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.

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.

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