Senior Staff Software Engineer, Backend (Ledger)

Remote Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago

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.

The Ledger Engineering team enables rapid financial product innovation by providing an audit-grade ledger platform that ties ambitious company growth to a highly regulated industry's real-world accounting controls. We are passionate about building robust, fault-tolerant, highly scalable systems that enable us to be on-time and precisely accurate in every financial interaction we have. 

Ledger Engineering works with our Accounting stakeholders to support everything from closing our monthly books to annual audits. We bridge the technical gap between data, strategy, and the rigorous level of accounting detail required to operate a publicly-traded company. Outside of accounting, we partner with the Capital Markets team to help open our business to investors who require a similar forensic level of reporting.

What You'll Do

  • Architect ledger platform features to execute our progressive financial strategy.
  • Enhance the current ledger system’s extensibility for rapid global deployment, scaling, and expansion.
  • Develop robust, well-instrumented data pipelines that can scale to handle Affirm's future growth and adhere to strict SLAs.
  • Partner cross-functionally with product and business teams such as Accounting, Capital Markets, and Treasury to understand requirements and translate them into scalable and robust solutions.

What We Look For

  • Passion for developing other engineers through direct mentorship, code review, pairing, group learning sessions, and effective task delegation.
  • A business impact-driven pragmatic approach to delivering projects on-time, safely through well-scoped, phased deployments.
  • Proven architectural design skills for building highly scalable online/offline data-driven systems.
  • Focus on building strong relationships with stakeholders through collaborative problem solving, and translation of requirements into future-facing solutions.
  • Finance experience – Accounting, Capital Markets, Trading, Treasury Systems
Location We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.   #LI-Remote Check out our remote-first approach to learn more about the new ways we work.   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 read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2019 D&I report.   We also 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.   We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. By clicking Submit Application, I acknowledge that I have read the Affirm Employment Privacy Policy, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of my personal information as described therein.
Job tags: Accounting Backend Data-driven Treasury
Job region(s): North America
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