Software Engineer (Service Infrastructure) 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. 

Affirm’s Service Infrastructure team is building a large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant global infrastructure shared across multiple financial products, merchants and vendors. Ensuring that our infrastructure is transparently available to engineers and scales efficiently to stay ahead of business growth is a critical part of Affirm’s success story. Service infrastructure organization is responsible for building and scaling foundational infrastructure across multiple AWS regions, Multi-region/DR strategy, Kubernetes (K8s) fleet management, Capacity Engineering, Observability and SRE to enable high availability and reliability for Affirm partners and customers. We pride ourselves on our culture across engineering design, architecture, writing detailed tech specs and automating running large scale operations via code. 

We are looking to hire Software Engineer, Service Infrastructure at all levels with focus on writing code and automation to scale operations. We are looking for engineers with a strong unix system internals and coding background who are passionate about building resilient and scalable infrastructure. This is a mission critical role of ensuring our large scale  infrastructure systems are healthy, automated and designed to scale. You will be partnering closely with the product and platform engineering teams to maintain high availability and reliability SLAs for Affirm services.  

What You’ll Do

  • Write high-quality, testable, and easily digestible code that will be deployed in production.
  • Review other’s code and designs and provide constructive feedback to meet our high quality standards.
  • Design, create and monitor metrics and alerts to ensure the stability of our team's services.
  • Work cross-functionally with infrastructure platform, product development, and security teams.
  • Serve as a technical resource across engineering, especially in guiding product development teams in areas of performance, reliability, and scalability

What We Look For

  • 2+ years of experience
  • Prior experience with design and implementation of distributed systems 
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to dig deep into a problem, including reading open-source and other engineers’ code
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud providers in implementing large scale services
  • Strong cross-team written and verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong prioritization and organization skills
  • Eager to learn new things and have a growth mindset.
  • Experience with developing components within Kubernetes (eg: Kubernetes controllers) is a plus.
  • An eye for designing easy-to-use, customer-focused systems that other engineers will use to manage their compute infrastructure
  • You prefer using, enhancing and contributing to open source solutions over building solutions from the ground up.
  • Eager to learn new things and have a growth mindset. 
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field.

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: 18,842 -23,550 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.


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:

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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.

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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