Senior Staff Software Engineer, Backend (Ledger)
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