Software Engineer - New Grad 2020 (NYC)

| 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.
Affirm offers services that empower consumers to advance their financial well-being. Our goal is to revolutionize the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers.
As a recent university grad, you’ll contribute meaningful work to our growing engineering team. Recent grads in the past have built a real-time high-throughput data processing pipeline that ties our infrastructure together, built out our proprietary financial platform that is central to our long term company mission, and built out our extensive automated testing framework.
You’ll be building out new features on a team that fits your skill-set and interests. We look for students that have a passion to change the consumer finance industry for the better.

Past New Grad Projects:

  • Vijay works on developing and growing Affirm’s in-store product. Vijay’s first project was to design and implement text-to-apply support with store-specific SMS codes so that users can effortlessly apply for an Affirm loan in brick-and-mortar stores, and merchants can granularly view application rates and data on a store-by-store basis.
  • Madeline has built batch data pipelines to enable greater resiliency and accuracy in Affirm’s loan origination processes with our loan origination bank. She has implemented a system to report all loan applications created with Affirm and sourced data from various data warehouses across the company.
  • Kevin has been responsible for a major overhaul of our cryptography platform, which is used to encrypt sensitive customer data such as social security numbers and credit reports, as well as to perform other cryptographic operations. Additionally, he has designed and implemented a public key infrastructure for mutually authenticated and encrypted communication between backend services.

What We Look For

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent training/fellowship/work experience
  • Experience with one of the following languages: Python, C/C++, Java, Javascript and/or similar languages
  • Familiarity with deployment and automated testing frameworks
  • Ability to collaborate with your team in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion and drive to change consumer banking for the better
  • 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.

About Affirm
Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly. Started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm gives consumers the flexibility to buy now and make simple monthly payments. Unlike other credit options, Affirm offers transparent payment terms (no fees or compounding interest), and employs advanced technology to reach a broader consumer population.
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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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  • Sales & Marketing
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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
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