Is financial 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 Bank Engineering team at Affirm you will find a unique opportunity to leverage your leadership skills, while continuing to be hands on and responsible for design and implementation of some of the most innovative financial software solutions.  
We are expanding our team of passionate engineers to advance Affirm’s Core Banking platform and deliver on key product goals, and are looking for an experienced manager to grow the existing team in order to tackle new products and markets. This particular Bank Engineering team is responsible for the Affirm's core financial systems.

What You'll Do

  • Manage a team of engineers responsible for Affirm Core Banking functions: Loan Origination, Consumer Servicing, Cash Settlement and Credit Furnishing
  • Advance and evolve Affirm's Core Banking platform to support consumer product innovation, merchants and financial partner integrations, such as loan originators and payment processors.
  • Work with the area tech lead, technical program manager and product managers on architecture, planning and delivery of multiple concurrent projects, be responsible for the technical design of the financial features and their execution.
  • Work cross-functionally across the engineering organization as well as with internal and external stakeholders. Establish Affirm Bank API as a single point of access for internal and external clients, to scale for low latency online use cases, as well as offline data pipelines.
  • Provide leadership and growth opportunities to your team members, develop talent, mentor engineers, recruit and represent Affirm’s hiring brand.  
  • Participate in conferences, industry meet-ups, and build close relationships with Affirm financial partners.
  • What We Look For

  • Passion to drive 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.
  • Passion for technical and financial problem solving. Experience in working with credit card and ACH networks, as well as knowledge of payment processors integrations is a plus.
  • Other preferred domain expertise: banking tech, cross-bank integrations and banking APIs, cash settlements and reconciliations, data pipelines/no-SQL technologies, distributed event driven systems.  
  • At Affirm we are using technology to re-imagine and re-build core parts of financial infrastructure to enable friendlier and more transparent financial products and services that improve lives.
    We believe the financial industry is fundamentally broken. Not only is the core infrastructure built with technology from the 1970s, but there are a dwindling number of people who say "I trust my bank to look out for me". It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s our mission to fix this problem.
    We are based in San Francisco; founded by Max Levchin (founding CTO of PayPal), Jeff Kaditz (CDO DeNA/ngmoco), and Nathan Gettings (founding CTO of Palantir); and building a team of exceptionally talented people to join us on our mission.