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're looking for an experienced, motivated Staff Technical Program Manager to oversee high visibility programs for our Security team and streamline our processes for building great, secure customer and merchant products. As our products scale in complexity to meet our accelerating business and expanding product lines, our Security practices need to scale with it. You will help our Security teams develop processes and frameworks for building quality software, while evaluating new technology developments to drive potential features and products. This role requires a combination of program management, technical understanding, and security expertise.

What you'll do

  • Drive complex, multi-disciplinary, and highly visible technical projects in service of our team’s mission of expanding our consumer product suite and platform capabilities
  • Coordinate across many information security teams, engineering teams and non-engineering stakeholders through the full project lifecycle to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company
  • Understand information security frameworks, technical implementation at the architecture level and propose security/technical alternatives, ask questions that clarify priorities and push the team to be effective, and develop domain and technical knowledge
  • Work closely with our leads and partners in Security, Product, Engineering, Design, Infrastructure (Cloud Native), Operations and Analytics to map out strategies and roadmaps
  • Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks, and communicate status to upper management and project stakeholders, and engage the project teams to achieve goals

What we look for

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience; advanced certifications such as CISSP or CISM is a plus
  • 8-10 years of proven experience managing information security programs, such as; risk assessments, vulnerability management, platform and product security
  • Knowledgeable about implementing  metrics to effectively manage and evaluate the progress and success of programs
  • Remain up-to-date with the latest threat landscape and be aware of new vulnerabilities/risks that could potentially impact the product/platform
  • Skilled at working with diverse teams to plan strategies, experienced in successfully launching software projects, and excellent at communicating clearly
  • Passion and drive to change consumer finance for the better
  • Obsesses over getting the details right but knows how to ship on time
  • Working and driving strategic programs and building a remote friendly culture.
  • Actively mentors and levels up team members
  • Track record of successfully driving complex large technology applications and geographically distributed backend systems.
  • Track record of strong stakeholder management with Infrastructure, Engineering, Product, Design, Analytics, and other cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience in FinTech, Payments or Commerce is a plus

Base Pay Grade - N

Equity Grade - 10

Employees new to Affirm typically come in at the start of the pay range. Affirm focuses on providing a simple and transparent pay structure which is based on a variety of factors, including location, experience and job-related skills.

Base pay is part of a total compensation package that may include equity rewards, monthly stipends for health, wellness and tech spending, and benefits (including 100% subsidized medical coverage, dental and vision for you and your dependents.)

USA base pay range (CA, WA, NY, NJ, CT) per year: $190,000 - $240,000

USA base pay range (all other U.S. states) per year: $169,000 - $219,000


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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