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 proudly includes Returnly. 

Do you value security as being critical to the company’s continued success? Our mission is to champion a culture of security at Affirm, enabling the company to succeed in building transparent financial products. The Platform Security program is the foundation of both preventive and adaptable security practices to protect Affirm’s assets deployed in the cloud from an adverse event. We partner with key business leaders, project, and integration teams to ensure that the applications running on the cloud platform/infrastructure are secure and resilient.

What You'll Do

  • Design/build/operate cloud security solutions that protect infrastructure and applications against potential and ongoing security threats.
  • Establish secure cloud-native applications, platforms, core services and security controls across multiple public and private cloud environments including AWS, Azure, GCP.
  • Participate, lead and jointly deliver security evaluation reports on cloud providers, cloud native platforms, and Software as a Service solutions.
  • Evolve and maintain strong working relationships with multiple internal engineering groups to maintain alignment on technical design strategies.
  • Develop security processes and procedures, security configuration, and define service-level agreements and operation standards to guarantee that security controls are managed and maintained.
  • Build, validate, and enforce baseline security configurations for operating systems, PaaS, SaaS and cloud environments.

What We Look For

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 5 years of deep technical expertise across multiple technical domains (cloud computing, security, identity and access management, IT infrastructure
  • Professional certification (one or more required) - CCSP or CCSK, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Security Practitioner.
  • Experience writing infrastructure as code with Terraform, CloudFormation or AWS CDK . As well as experience with containers and container orchestration (Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • 5 years previous experience implementing CI/CD pipelines in DevSecOps environments. As well as tools enabling automated workflows
  • Proven ability to communicate complex subjects regarding strategic and tactical cybersecurity processes to partners of varying technical levels.
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to drive projects towards completion within minimal direction.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues to non-technical teams. As well as work in a highly matrixed environment and influence teams through gathering consensus.
  • Strong understanding of advanced persistent threats, attacker methodologies, attack lifecycle, cyber kill chain, diamond modeling and the MITRE framework.

Location - Remote Canada


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.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

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 2021 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.

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