Have you heard that Affirm is expanding to New York? We are building a joint business + engineering team focusing on the company’s funding strategy in NYC. Being in the financial capital of the country is a key part of our long-term strategy of building close sustainable partnerships with financial institutions to better serve our customers and merchants growth. We are looking for an experienced engineering leader with the background in financial technology and a track record of building strong engineering teams, focused on cultural values as much as on the technology and business goals.
What You'll DoAs the founding engineer of the NYC office, you will be responsible for hiring and building a team of engineers to develop and support Affirm Funding Platform with the focus on investor integration.You will manage the team locally and will work closely with San Francisco based Bank Platform Team. You will go through the on-boarding training in San Francisco and will visit the office frequently.You will design and implement the best in class full stack investor solutions to allow Affirm investors to purchase loans from Affirm and allow Affirm’s Capital Markets and Finance teams to setup and service whole loan warehouses, and launch Affirm’s securitization program. You will lead integration and onboarding of the new investors, as well as be responsible for the technical design and implementation of new funding deals and support of collateral and cash flows between Affirm entities, investors and deals’ trustees.Your day-to-day responsibilities will be a combination of hands on coding, technical leadership, people management and mentorship, investor interactions as well as support of Capital Markets users in NYC office. You will build close relationships with technical and business personnel of NYC-based hedge funds and banks that provide liquidity to Affirm.You will work cross-functionally across Affirm’s engineering organization as well as product and business teams, such as Accounting and Finance. You will provide leadership and growth opportunities to your team members, develop talent, mentor engineers, drive hiring and represent Affirm’s recruiting brand. Participate in conferences and industry meet-ups.
What We Look ForPassion to drive the change in consumer banking for the better.Solid leadership and communication skills. Experience in managing diverse engineering teams.5-15 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.Financial engineering background. Preferred domain expertise is in credit fixed income businesses, securitization, loan warehouse lines, whole loan sales, collateral and cash or portfolio management. Knowledge of bond or loan pricing and valuation concepts is a plus.Technical expertise in data pipelines and no-SQL technologies is a plus.Experience with web stack (ReactJS/Redux) and web services (ReST/Flask) is helpful, but not required.