Seeking: impatient, curious optimists

Stripe is for people who not only enjoy solving hard problems, but thrive on it. If that sounds like you, come and play a lead role in the next chapter of our story.

Culture

Built for builders

The best reason to work at Stripe is that you will have colleagues who support and challenge you to do the best work of your career. We combine a big-picture mindset with obsessive attention to the details, down to the last pixel, API parameter, and word.

An environment of growth

We care about results more than CVs. We value managers who remain experts while developing talent and designing successful orgs. You can also have a big impact and advance far without managing anyone. We want you to take what you’ve been hired to do, and show us how it’s done – you might create something we never would have imagined. We have had account managers start a publishing arm, interns who have run business units, and hackathon participants who have built company-defining products.

I did not have a college degree, or any experience in tech, but I had decades of customer focus from working in retail. I had real-world business experience. And I was fairly technical for someone who didn’t work in tech.

David Edelson, Technical Operations

Fast-paced, detail oriented

We balance innovation with scrupulous attention to every bit and byte involved in the movement of money – because we can’t do our job well unless we do both. When we started, we emailed every API error to everyone at the company. Now, we have more than 250 million API requests a day – and we still care about each one.

Voraciously curious

We wish there was a book that described what we need to do next (we’d even publish it!), but because there isn’t, we all have to write it together. You will need to find answers to questions you’ve never been asked before. Sometimes, you will be the first person ever to contemplate a particular problem. We want people who devour books for fun and approach new challenges with eager curiosity.

What I appreciate about Stripe is how reflexive, rigorous, and curious everyone is about their work. We seek fresh perspectives, challenge industry convention and assumptions, and develop innovative and automated solutions to solve big problems.

Delia Pawelke, Financial crimes

Community

Promoting access through representation

Our products aspire to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to participate in the internet economy. We know that building diverse teams is required to realise this enormous possibility.

  • desi
  • equate
  • interfaith
  • jew-ish
  • parents
  • rainbows
  • the_black_stripes
  • unidos

Desi

Desi represents, supports, and promotes the cultural identity and interests of Stripes who are of Indian or South Asian descent. The group serves as a forum to discuss, support, and celebrate South Asian causes at (and outside) Stripe, while also being a networked resource as we launch and scale in the Indian market.

Equate

Equate’s mission is to cultivate and promote an inclusive environment where all Stripes can proactively support and advance the equality, professional development and leadership potential of women and non-binary people at Stripe, and the technology industry at large, through education, mentorship, collaboration and discussion.

ESEA

ESEA represents, supports, and promotes the interests of Stripes who self-identify as being of East or Southeast Asian descent. From public speaking workshops for ESL Stripes to speaker series featuring prominent Asian entrepreneurs and technologists, ESEA is focused on supporting the community, creating a safe space, promoting specific initiatives relevant to the group, and increasing understanding of the ESEA market for Stripe.

Interfaith

Interfaith is a group of Stripes who self-identify as having faith or are interested in having respectful dialogue around faith. Stripes are a diverse group of people from different religious, spiritual, cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. For many, faith impacts thought processes, drives interests, and shapes daily actions. Finding others who have seen faith impact their lives is often a great source of encouragement and support.

Jew-ish

Whether identifying with Judaism religiously or culturally (or both), Stripes in Jew-ish work to provide resources and education to help Jewish Stripes be successful while balancing their career and traditions or religious beliefs. Jew-ish is focused on creating a safe space where Stripes who identify as Jewish can be a resource for anyone interested in Jewish culture and religion, and is committed to empowering other communities who face similar challenges.

Parents

Being a working mother or father isn’t easy. Our Parents community works toward improving the lives of Stripe families through events and training programmes, by sharing best practices and difficult challenges, and advocating for workplace policies. Parents has taken an active role in developing Stripe’s parental leave tools, which provide resources to managers and expectant parents.

Rainbows

Rainbows welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) Stripes and their allies. By investing in people, policy, and partnerships with our users, Rainbows aims to foster inclusivity in and awareness of LGBTQIA affairs among all Stripes.

The Black Stripes

The Black Stripes represents, supports, and promotes the interests of Stripes who self-identify as Black, African, African-American, Afro-European, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, or any other identity part of the African diaspora. The group is focused first on supporting the community, and second on creating opportunities for others at Stripe to learn and identify with the challenges that Black Stripes face, at work and beyond.

Unidos

Unidos represents, supports, and promotes the cultural identity and interests of Stripes of Hispanic or Latin American descent. It offers a forum to discuss and support this group’s causes at (and outside) Stripe, and provides a platform for promoting awareness and expression of Hispanic and Latin American culture.

Stripe Communities

Lowering barriers to opportunity starts within our own walls. We have numerous Stripe Communities: employee-created resource groups that partner closely with our People and executive teams to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our culture and processes.

Although Stripes today already come from a wide range of backgrounds, we’ll need an even more diverse group of talented individuals to join us from around the world to serve our users and build products that drive economic growth.

Gender (Global)
All Stripes
Leadership
Technical
Women
35.8% 36.6% 24%
Non-binary
1.1% 1.2% 1.1%
Gender (US)
U.S. Stripes
Leadership
Technical
Women
36.4% 39.1% 25.7%
Non-binary
1.5% 1.7% 1.4%
Ethnicity (US)
U.S. Stripes
Leadership
Technical
White
52.8% 65.3% 48.1%
Asian
34.9% 27.7% 41.9%
Two or More Races
4% 0.8% 3.5%
Hispanic or Latinx
3.7% 2.8% 3.4%
Black or African American
4.5% 3.4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander
0.2% 0% 0.2%
As of 30th June 2022. Gender: Where available, this data reflects gender identity globally; if a gender identity designation is not available, we use data on legal gender instead.

Benefits

Grow quickly, supported by scale

Stripe tries to be nimble in how we work while giving you the opportunity and resources to have a leveraged impact on the world. You will be well-supported by both your coworkers and your benefits package.

Inclusive coverage

We provide a thoughtful and balanced set of benefits that allows Stripes to be their best selves and do great work. Whether that means offering comprehensive mental, physical, and medical health plans, supporting Stripes’ financial futures, or providing fertility benefits and parental leave, our programmes put Stripes and their families first.

I feel grateful that Stripe advocated for me to expand my horizons and strive to achieve more, not only in my career but in education as well.

Alison Harrington , User operations

Growth by way of learning

We are voracious learners and teachers. Our Education team delivers an onboarding and product-training curriculum for all new Stripes, and hosts expert-led courses on topics like project management fundamentals and macroeconomics. Beyond the formal programme, Stripes are constantly sharing knowledge with each other through conversation, documentation, reading groups, and informal talks.

A culture of broad participation

We have weekly sessions where senior leaders meet all Stripes and provide updates on the business, answer questions, and dive deep into recent projects and priorities. We have job titles, but we’re not highly stratified; we make decisions based on the quality of an idea, not the seniority of the person proposing it.

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University recruiting

Stripe hosts undergraduate and graduate interns from around the globe.

Operating principles

We have an opinionated set of principles, and we’re happy to be warts-and-all honest about them.