Engineering Manager - Platform

| Greater NYC Area
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.
Is platform & infrastructure engineering your passion? Do you enjoy building teams and seeing your teammates excel in complex technical and business domain areas? Do you enjoy hands-on coding culture and player-coach style leadership? On the Platform Engineering team at Affirm you will find a unique opportunity to leverage your leadership skills, while continuing to be hands on and responsible for the design and implementation of some of the most innovative software solutions.
Affirm’s Platform team is the backbone of our Engineering team. The team is responsible for building awesome products, frameworks and systems that allow the rest of engineering to produce and deploy software that is scalable, reliable, instrumented, secure, correct, consistent, and well tested. Scaling a global infrastructure shared across multiple merchants, vendors and products is hard. Our consistency and security requirements make scaling harder. Hard problems fascinate us and our Platform engineers work with all of our Engineering and Product teams to find simple, consistent, clean and scalable solutions to our business requirements.

What You'll Do

  • Manage a team of engineers responsible for building frameworks, systems and tools to enable new Affirm products with business requirements that scale over millions of users, their transactions and secure data.
  • Provide technical leadership in building systems for efficient underwriting and fighting fraud.
  • Lead by example, care for your team and establish credibility with the quality of your and your team's technical execution.
  • Work with multiple tech leads, technical program managers and product managers on security, tools, architecture, planning and delivery of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Work with internal teams to build out our fast growing analytics data infrastructure.
  • Work cross-functionally across the engineering organization as well as with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership and growth opportunities to your team members, develop talent, mentor engineers, recruit and represent Affirm’s hiring brand.

What We Look For

  • Solid leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience in managing diverse engineering teams.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Expert knowledge of a dynamically typed language -- we primarily use Python, but members of our team have backgrounds in a wide range of technologies.
  • Solid CS fundamentals and hands on coding skills.
  • Extensive experience building and owning large-scale, geographically distributed backend systems.
  • Highly skilled at developing and debugging in one or more programming languages.
  • Experience with AWS and/or other cloud providers is a plus.
  • You prefer using, enhancing and contributing to open source solutions over building solutions from the ground up.
  • Experience with (or want to learn about) operating system internals, file-systems, databases, network, concurrency frameworks.
  • Unquenchable thirst for learning new things.
  • You obsess about keeping costs low while building your team and products.
  • Familiarity with Linux.
  • If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that 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 a core value and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about our D&I efforts here.

Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • MediumCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Affirm's office is located in the NOMAD neighborhood! The North of Madison neighborhood has great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.

An Insider's view of Affirm

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I was originally based in our San Francisco office and recently transitioned to our NYC office. I love the NYC office because it feels like a true start-up! I get the best of both worlds. A growing start-up with infrastructure and stability but with the excitement of a small office and team.

Jeremy

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that staying true to Affirm's consumer-first mission requires a nearly daily commitment to it from the whole company with respect to how decisions are made, which goals are set, & what we decide to build. Sharing this clear north star with my coworkers allows us to connect & align on a deeper level - we're all here for the same reason.

Niki

Group Product Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The New York office combines the tight knit, friendly culture of a smaller startup start up with the huge projects of a scaled out company, all while located in the heart of the world's best city. People in NYC are generally hard working, laid back, and fun to talk to.

Noam

Software Engineer

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

- Lead a healthy life: Generous coverage for health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances for you and your dependents.
- Learn and grow: We offer a significant stipend toward your personal career development.
- Be there when it counts: Take care of your loved ones with our parental leave, and find support at the office with our dedicated Mother's room and [email protected] Employee Resource Group.
- Take Time Off: We offer generous paid time off so you can always be at your best.
- Eat well: We cater meals daily
- Commute carefree: We subsidize the cost of transportation for you getting to and from work.
- Feel invested: We offer meaningful equity so you have ownership in what we are building.
- Get active: You can apply our monthly wellness stipend toward fitness classes and memberships.
- Know the product: We offer a monthly stipend for purchases with Affirm.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Affirm has an active [email protected] group that organizes regular events to give back to the community.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 95% of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
More Jobs at Affirm20 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Dev + Engineer
Operations
Product
Sales
Operations
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Finance
new
New York
Finance
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Product
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Developer
new
New York