Meet Affirm's
HELEN HASTINGS

Careers - Helen’s Story
 Pushing the Envelope
Helen’s Story
Pushing the Envelope
Helen has represented women in technology for years–even though she is early in her career. By the time she graduated from Stanford University, she'd completed internships at Google, NerdWallet, and VMWare. In choosing where to work, Helen preferred the opportunity and growth at Affirm. Here, one of her main initiatives is serving on the Diversity & Inclusion Council—eliminating bias in the interview process and creating more diversity at the top of the hiring funnel.
Careers - What Helen Does
 Software Engineer
What Helen Does
Software Engineer
Helen’s days are filled with code reviews, code creation, and technical specifications for potential future projects. But a big chunk of her day is also spent collaborating with product managers and designers to make sure Affirm builds the right products. After she’s shipped code, Helen helps maintain the products—in between attending conferences and speaking on young-professional panels.
 
 
“A lot of companies in this area are making life better for the upper-middle class. I appreciated that this company is helping the lives of average Americans.”
 
“A lot of companies in this area are making life better for the upper-middle class. I appreciated that this company is helping the lives of average Americans.”
 
 
“It’s pretty awesome to think that so many of my co-workers here are thinking about what to build, what customers need—but until I build it, it’s not in someone’s hands.”
 
“It’s pretty awesome to think that so many of my co-workers here are thinking about what to build, what customers need—but until I build it, it’s not in someone’s hands.”
 
 
“I would tell a potential interviewee, even though you do want to impress your interviewers, they are actually coming into the interview thinking that they have a lot to learn from you as well.”
 
“I would tell a potential interviewee, even though you do want to impress your interviewers, they are actually coming into the interview thinking that they have a lot to learn from you as well.”