Scala Software Engineer at AffiniPay

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Scala Software Engineer
Development (Core Platform Team)
Do you want to have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line and work for a highly profitable, stable, private company? Are you a problem solver that likes to learn new technologies and apply those to real-world problems? Do you want to share your knowledge and learn within a strong team looking to always get better?
AffiniPay has numerous openings for team members interested in growing their depth and breadth of knowledge in a Scala ecosystem running in the AWS cloud. This platform utilizes tools such as Apache Kafka, AWS RDS, Kubernetes, and many others in order to process billions of dollars of transactions for our professional services customers.
You will be welcomed onto a team of hardworking engineers willing to invest themselves in helping you become the best software engineer you can be. And, our Senior Engineers have the opportunity to mentor and develop more junior engineers, too. We take our jobs seriously, and we also want to have fun and be a part of the fantastic AffiniPay culture - making AffiniPay one of Built In Austin’s Best Places to Work!
Why you should work as an Engineer at AffiniPay:
We’re working on complex problems in an industry that requires high quality and availability. We have an open, collaborative environment where we work together to make our customers successful. While there’s a lot of domain-specific knowledge to pick up and some work may fall outside your expertise, we thrive on helping one another deliver a great product.
We are transforming the world of payments by solving unique challenges:
  • Focus on Quality: Because we process billions of dollars in transactions for clients every year, we set an extraordinarily high bar for quality and availability.
  • Accept Payments Globally: We are building solutions that must keep up with global payment capabilities, financial flows, and payment types.
  • Make Payments Effortless: We make getting paid effortless for solo practitioners as well as some of the largest law firms in the world, whether they’re using our software or a partner’s.
  • Build Scalable Systems: We’re building event-sourced, reactive systems that must stay scalable and manageable.
  • End-to-End Security: Keeping data secure is critical to our business and to maintaining the trust of our customers.
  • Build a Partner Ecosystem: We’re making integrations quicker and easier to grow our list of 70+ integrated partners.
  • Continuously deliver high-quality, secure, user features for an array of both internal and external consumers in a timely manner
  • Provide secure and highly available access to partners and merchants to interact with the AffiniPay API platform
  • Contribute to process and technology improvements in the engineering organization
  • Work in a close-knit team environment to achieve engineering goals and make a difference
  • Mentor and proactively lead in areas of expertise within team and engineering organization
  • Experience with Scala developing professional backend software. Other JVM or functional language experience may substitute.
  • Experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and debugging large-scale solutions in cloud-based environments such as AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in event sourcing systems utilizing streams and events. Practical experience with Apache Kafka is preferred while experience using AWS Kinesis, GCP Pub/Sub, AMQP, or other relevant systems is acceptable.
  • Knowledgeable in SQL and RDBMS environments. Practical experience with AWS RDS (MySQL or Postgres engines) is preferred while experience using other RDBMS is acceptable.
  • Knowledgeable in NoSQL datastores utilizing json data structures
  • Desire to contribute and participate in our culture of continuous improvement. The goals would include always improving our craft and always making our systems better.
Nice to Have:
  • Knowledgeable in scala frameworks such as akka.
  • Knowledgeable in functional programming practices with practical experience in Scala, Haskell, Clojure, F#, or other language(s).
  • Familiarity with other jvm languages and core concepts.
  • Familiarity with distributed programming techniques
  • Familiarity with environments using linux, Docker, and/or Kubernetes being deployed to AWS or other cloud providers.
  • Familiarity with security-related development practices and cross-domain API access
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant technical experience
About AffiniPay
At AffiniPay, we’re continuously taking on exciting and interesting problems to define the direction of the financial technology industry and transform the way professionals get paid! Our drive to become leaders in FinTech has fostered our fast-paced, growth-focused culture. We’ve assembled teams of highly collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about both personal and company growth. We are eager to build, work together, and go above and beyond to be industry leaders. We also know that our people are our greatest asset and responsible for our ultimate success. As such, we invest in our team members’ growth and development, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate successes together. We’re building a winning team, and we need more creative, collaborative, and fun-loving people to help us get the job done!
Affini-Perks! We've got you covered...
Competitive compensation structure
401K with automatic 5% company contribution
100% paid medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
100% Company-paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance
Open PTO plan
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Fun offsite quarterly meetings
AffiniPay Swag Package
Company lunches and fully stocked kitchen
All the benefits of a startup culture without the downsides
The chance to be a vital team member of one of Austin's fastest-growing companies!
AffiniPay is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Technology we use

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    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • AWSFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


We're located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, Texas, just off of Highway 360. We're surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants, too!

An Insider's view of AffiniPay

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The AffiniPay office is amazing! We have gorgeous views, fantastic resources, and a group of smart, fun people to collaborate with. I love coming in because I always feel energized and inspired!


Director of Event Experience

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I write the documentation for developers who integrate with our Payment Gateway, and I work with a cross-functional team that includes Business Development, Product, and DevSupport. We guide partners and their developers as they create and maintain their integrations, and we work together internally to make the process quicker and easier.


Technical Program Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

As part of the Product Management Team, we sit on the intersection of Technology, UX, the Business and the Customer. All of us spend a significant of time with our customers and the market. However, given that we are market leaders, we get to lead and influence our entire industry which requires bold yet analytical product decision making.


VP of Product

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Dev teams are encouraged to come up with creative ideas both to technically solve existing problems as well as identify business problems which the company may or may not currently comprehend. 


EVP Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

The project I am most excited about at this time is helping build our integrated payment platform. It presents a ton of interesting problems to solve including how to ensure our customers get paid at scale!


Senior Software Engineer

What are AffiniPay Perks + Benefits

AffiniPay Benefits Overview

Employee happiness and well-being are key to our success, which is why we’ll reward your hard work and strive to earn your loyalty with fantastic perks and incentives.

Volunteer in local community
AffiniPay's AffiniCares team organizes local volunteer activities such as Clean Up Lady Bird Lake, Partnerships for Children's Wish Program, and Build a Bike.
Partners with Nonprofits
AffiniPay partners with non profits such as Partnerships for Children.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our staff has the opportunity to get involved with things such as event planning, volunteer and health committees.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a group that meets periodically called the Diversity Round Table where we cover topics related to and around diversity issues in our world.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
AffiniPay contributes an automatic 5% to our staff's 401(K).
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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