Backend / API Engineer, LATAM

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team


LATAM is Stripe’s global team focusing on Stripe’s expansion in LATAM. We have established close relationships with our financial partners to provide a user-centric ecosystem on payments for our users. Our engineering teams have been actively working on local payment methods, cards integration, money movement, fraud detection, financial compliance, tax and invoice reporting and many more. LATAM countries have been a growth engine for the world economy and our team is growing fast together with the region. 

What you’ll do

Stripe’s mission and vision are to raise the economic or monetary value of the internet. To achieve this mission, we are looking for a Software Engineer that would like to build high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications to deliver seamless integration with our financial partners and easy-to-use and pain free experiences to our end users. You will be part of a talented software team that works on mission-critical applications with big customers like Uber, Shopify & more! 


  • Research, design, and build high volume, low-latency solutions that define the future of the financial infrastructure we’re building in LATAM 
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code in compliance with our business, risk and legal needs
  • Doing thorough code-reviews and help your teammates with complex designs and architectural decisions
  • Developing toolings to help improve productivities of your team members 
  • Develop hypotheses for our products in LATAM, and iterate on solutions and metrics to validate them
  • Be directly responsible for the technical strategy, and its outcomes, for projects you lead
  • Collaborate cross-functionally throughout Stripe to troubleshoot challenges, remove bottlenecks, and identify new opportunities for growth
  • Represent the Global LATAM engineering team in forums where strategic decisions are made, such as - API Design or Production Readiness reviews


Who you are

We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • Proven strong technical background, including 2+ years of experience with system architecture and API design at companies known for building great products
  • Proven working experience in Java
  • Understand user funnels, hypothesis driven product development and approach solutions rigorously
  • Passion for fintech, comfortable with test driven development
  • Comfortable with challenges and ambiguous problems, able to drive solutions out of complex problem settings.
  • Enjoys thinking rigorously about API design and diving deep into the details

Preferred qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese
  • Fintech related experience
  • A great ability to learn new practices, technologies, programming languages and absorbing engineering culture
  • Holds yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Takes pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise (for example, ¼ of Stripes work in a country that’s different from the one they grew up in). Almost every role at Stripe collaborates with engineers, from Sales and Support in sharing feedback from our customers to Legal and Accounting in supporting our systems for tracking money movement and reporting around the world

Office locations

São Paulo, South San Francisco HQ, or Seattle

Remote locations

Remote in United States, Canada, or Brazil



Job type

Full time

We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.