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Backend Java Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

Hi, We’re AffiniPay!

AffiniPay is a leading fintech company, based out of Austin, Texas. As the market leader in professional services payments and project management software, AffiniPay’s tech products serve legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. AffiniPay has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the U.S. for 11 years in a row, and as a result, our teams continue to grow as well!

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.

Your Day to Day:

  • Provide secure and highly available access to partners and merchants to interact with the AffiniPay API platform
  • Learn and develop expertise in Scala functional programming and related frameworks
  • Create and drive the technical design of backend capabilities
  • Support software deployments, including debugging, troubleshooting, and coordination with DevOps and QA Engineers
  • Investigate, resolve, and document root cause for technical issues in production
  • Develop and monitor software system validation procedures and automated tests
  • Research and propose new technologies, industry trends, and best practices to propel our team and product forward
  • 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

About You:

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 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 or Cats.
  • Knowledgeable in functional programming practices with practical experience in 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 and history of assisting with deployment activities
  • Experience writing automated tests
  • Experienced with security-related development practices, cross-domain API access, big data processing frameworks, and additional programming languages/frameworks (Ruby, Node.js, Java)

Additional Information

The minimum annual salary for this position is $110,000 and the maximum is $150,000. The salary range for performing this role outside of the US / Austin / California may differ. AffiniPay is committed to offering competitive, fair and commensurate compensation and has provided an estimated pay range for this role. Actual compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and education.

Our Story

Founded in 2005, AffiniPay’s mission is to build technology products that helps professionals focus on the work they love. As the leader in the professional payments industry, AffiniPay’s products serve legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. Our portfolio of software solutions include MyCase (Legal Practice Management Software), CASEpeer (Practice Management for Personal Injury Firms), Docketwise (Immigration & Case Management Software), (Soluno (Legal Accounting), and Woodpecker (Legal Document Automation). Our portfolio of payment solutions include LawPay (Legal), AffiniPay for Associations (Associations), CPACharge (Accounting Professionals), and ClientPay (Architect, Engineer, and Construction). AffiniPay’s products serve over 100,000 users, and we are noted as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Austin, Texas. We are constantly looking for talent to join our team to continue playing a key part in unlocking our potential.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AffiniPay

At AffiniPay, we recognize that innovation occurs with a strong team of people who are diverse in background, personality, talent and ideas. Experience comes in many forms and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we continue to learn from each other is an integral part of our culture. We are committed to creating a welcoming and transparent environment for all that embraces those differences through education, equal access to opportunities and information, inclusionary programs, and community outreach.

Benefits that Benefit You!

As a people first culture, we believe it is important that our teammates are happy, healthy, and productive. In order to best support that, AffiniPay provides award-winning benefits that can make a difference in your life - right now and for the future.

  • All employees receive fully covered medical, dental and vision coverage - Choose from our 2 available health plans based on what fits you and/or your family!
  • Have some fur babies? - We offer them insurance too!
  • RELAX and enjoy your time away with our flexible paid time off policy!
  • We will help you plan for your future - 401K, or RRSP if in Canada, with a company match
  • Competitive compensation packages that include mid-year and end-of-year bonuses and equity options for all full-time employees
  • Health Wellness Program that includes nutrition consultations, mental health apps, and access to discounted memberships
  • Have plans to grow your family? - Parental resources, including 16 weeks of paid time off for primary and secondary caregivers
  • Professional development opportunities including mentorships, leadership programs and our AffiniPayU courses
  • We believe it is important to give back with our Matching Gift Program and organized activities focused on donations, volunteerism and supporting the local communities throughout the country
  • D&I initiatives provide educational opportunities regarding multicultural issues, tolerance, and celebrating diversity among our entire staff
  • An incredible, in-office experience at our headquarters in Austin and San Diego including free lunch delivery, a fully stocked kitchen, and some “sweet” surprises for those afternoon pick-me-ups
  • Work Hard/Play Hard - We have an Experience Team focused on team and company events and activities throughout the year including summer photo contests, pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving potlucks, holiday celebrations, and more!