Engineering Manager, Machine Learning (Shopping Core ML) at Affirm

Remote Poland

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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 proudly includes Returnly. 

We've opened an office in Poland with a goal to hire a substantial team of talented engineers within the first year. Read more about our plans here.

The Shopping Core ML team’s mission is to deliver state of the art ML algorithms that will help build robust and scalable customer products. We use a data-driven approach to solve the problems and deliver ML-powered smart user experiences on the consumer apps and website. This team works in close partnership with our product managers, application and website teams to deeply understand the problems and deliver the most impactful solutions. We are constantly faced with challenges at industrial scale such as Personalization, Information Retrieval, Relevance Ranking and are pushing the boundary of how Affirm thinks of its data.

We are looking for highly motivated senior engineers to help build this team in Poland. Come join us!

What You'll Do

  • Build and manage the Shopping Core ML team.
  • Design, develop, and deploy a ML-powered solution for building effective personalized user experiences, search optimization and other challenging problems in customer space
  • Build tools for our team to enable (1) personalization of content (2) relevance ranking, and (3) better and more effective information retrieval
  • Drive planning and prioritization of projects based on product, technical, and business goals.
  • Partner with Analyst, Data Science, and Product engineering teams to build production machine learning models; your models will decide what, when and to who will be shown in our app and website
  • Collaborate with engineering teams, product managers, designers and analysts to deliver high quality and effective ML-powered customer experience.
  • Hire, coach, and mentor engineers to increase their impact through regular performance development and feedback conversations.
  • Foster a respectful and supportive environment for all team members that effectively leverages the diversity of the team

What We Look For

  • 3-5+ years of experience as a software, or machine learning, engineer with leadership responsibilities and 1+ years as an engineering manager.
  • Strong programming skills in Python. Experience using frameworks for machine learning and data science like scikit-learn, pandas, numpy, XGBoost, TensorFlow, mllib
  • Experience developing and scaling production systems in a service oriented architecture
  • Proficiency in machine learning with experience in areas such as gradient boosting, deep learning, recommendation systems, computational advertising, reinforcement learning, financial forecasting, time series analysis, anomaly detection, monte-carlo simulations, and Markov decision processes
  • Passion for working with cross-functional teams including Product, Design, Analytics and Business teams.
  • Expert at synthesizing complex business, product, and technical requirements to consistently produce high quality system designs and software.
  • Track record of hiring, mentoring, coaching, and developing diverse engineering talent.
  • Comfortability with ambiguity and self-awareness to understand and navigate the unknown
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a competitive package, with some highlights listed below.  However, the given figures are not guaranteed compensation ranges; rather, they are unbinding, approximate indications of what the salary may be for your awareness. The actual salary may be less than the lower range or greater than the upper range, depending on skills and experience. No employee is guaranteed salary at the amount of the lower range.

  • Targeted Gross Monthly Salary: 25,792 - 32,233 PLN
  • Flexible Spending Wallets for tech, food and lifestyle
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Away Days - wellness days to take off work and recharge
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Parental leave
  • Robust health benefits
  • Employee Resource & Community Groups

Location - Remote Poland

The majority of our roles can be located anywhere in Poland.

#LI-Remote
 

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

[For U.S. Candidates] All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. The grade for this position is noted above and in accordance with various U.S. pay transparency laws, we provide the base pay range and benefits for our U.S.-based positions in the links below:

Jobs in Grades 21-54: shorturl.at/H0124
Jobs in Grades 61-74: shorturl.at/kK015
 
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
Inclusivity:

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, 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 2021 DEI Report.

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