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Senior Software Engineer II



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

With our growing customer base and our expansion into new markets and use cases, we have more to build than ever at Affinity as we execute on our vision to put relationship intelligence at every professional's fingertips.

As a Senior Software Engineer II on the CRM Team, you’ll have the opportunity to evolve the implementation of the spreadsheet-like interfaces that are core to how our users manage and view their data in the application. This is a particularly complex domain because the data modeling needs to be extremely flexible to support unique use cases. You’ll also guide the future of the new automations offering, which enables configuring workflows to manipulate data using if-this-then-that rules.

Additionally, this team owns:

  • Relationship Intelligence, including the calculation and surfacing of relationship strengths between people based on ingested datasets
  • The embedded Analytics platform that provides customizable data visualizations
  • Search, notifications, and reminders functionality

In this role, you will:

  • Write code at all levels of the stack in the above product areas, with a preference for backend development
  • Act as a Tech Lead for large projects, which involves collaborating closely with product to define the project scope and milestones, defining the technical direction, decomposing work to distribute across the team, and being accountable for outcomes
  • Mentor other engineers to uplevel them individually and the team as a whole
  • Collaborate across team boundaries to align on and coordinate change, as this team manages data models that have touchpoints upstream and downstream
  • Identify areas for technical investment and advocate to prioritize that work amongst ongoing projects
  • Promote operational excellence with focus on high reliability, performance, and scalability


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Affinity, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align with the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

  • You have ~7+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 2+ years of experience as a senior member of a team delivering end-to-end systems
  • You’re proficient in Ruby and modern OOD
  • You’re comfortable troubleshooting across network, application, caching, queuing, and storage layers
  • You know how to diagnose and improve performance issues systematically
  • You communicate nuanced ideas clearly, whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or brainstorming in real time
  • You demonstrate strong ownership instincts and sweat the details
  • You have strong convictions, weakly held, and assume validation and iteration are a given to produce the best results
  • You’re excited to work on a cross-functional team, partnering with product stakeholders, other teams, and subject matter experts

Nice to have:

  • A combination of startup and brand-name SaaS companies experience
  • Experience with event-driven architecture and Kafka
  • Experience with React and Typescript

Tech stack:

Our platform is built with React and TypeScript on the front end, with Ruby and PostgreSQL on the back end. We’re leaning into event-driven architecture using Kafka. Our infrastructure is hosted by AWS and runs on Kubernetes.

How we work:

Our culture is a key part of how we operate as well as our hiring process:

  • We iterate quickly. As such, you must be comfortable embracing ambiguity, be able to cut through it, and deliver incremental value to our customers each sprint.
  • We are candid, transparent, and speak our minds while simultaneously caring personally with each person we interact with.
  • We make data-driven decisions and make the best decision for the moment based on the information available.

Join us in enabling every professional on the planet to succeed by harnessing the power of their relationships.

If you’d want to learn more about our values click here.

What you'll enjoy at Affinity

  • We live our values as playmakers who are obsessed with learning, care personally about our colleagues and clients, are radically open-minded, and take pride in everything we do.
  • Health Care coverage and flexible personal & sick days. We want our team to be happy and healthy :)
  • We provide an annual budget for you to spend on education and offer a comprehensive L&D program – after all, one of our core values is that we’re #obsessedwithlearning!
  • We support our employee’s overall health and well-being and reimburse monthly for things such as; Transportation, Home Internet, Meals, and Wellness memberships/equipment.
  • Virtual team building and socials. Keeping people connected is essential.

Please note that the role compensation details below reflect the base salary only and do not include any variable pay, equity, or benefits. This represents the salary range that Affinity believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting, that it will pay for the posted job.

Please note that the role compensation details below reflect the base salary only and do not include any equity, or benefits. This represents the salary range that Affinity believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting, that it will pay for the posted job.

A reasonable estimate of the current range is $113,800 - $187,800 CAD. Within the range, individual pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant.

About Affinity

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide and backed by some of Silicon Valley's best firms, Affinity has raised $120M to empower dealmakers to find, manage, and close more deals. How? Our Relationship Intelligence platform uses the wealth of data exhaust from trillions of interactions between Investment Bankers, Venture Capitalists, Consultants, and other strategic dealmakers to deliver automated relationship insights that drive over 450,000 deals every month. We are are proud to have received Inc. and Fortune Best Workplaces awards as well as to be Great Places to Work certified for the last 5 years running. Join us on our mission to make it possible for anyone to cultivate and fully harness their network to succeed.

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