Backend / API Engineer, Optimized Checkout & Link

Who we are

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 

The Optimized Checkout & Link team at Stripe builds best-in-class checkout experiences across web and mobile that delight consumers and streamline checkout flows for merchants. Based across North America, we're a diverse team who are deeply passionate about redefining the payment experience creating outstanding value for merchants, increasing revenue, lowering cost and growing their business. We work on Checkout, Payment Links, Elements, Payment Methods, and Link – each playing a crucial part in augmenting the economic landscape of the internet. Our days are filled with exciting challenges and collaborative problem-solving as we strive to simplify payment options, create unique business solutions and enhance checkout ease. Join us in crafting the future of digital commerce.

What you’ll do

Stripe’s Link product re-imagines how merchants and consumers do business—delivering higher conversion for our merchants by streamlining payments for consumers across businesses that leverage Stripe payment UIs. The Link Payment Method team specifically focuses on building payment experiences and APIs to support Link’s network growth. We have an ambitious vision for mutually benefiting both consumers and merchants alike, and we need great engineers to help shape and realize that future. 

As a backend engineer, you will design and build platforms and services that are configurable and scalable to handle the complex transactions. You will partner with many functions at Stripe, including Engineers, Data Scientists, Strategists and product leaders. 


  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end.
  • Craft new products and features that impact millions of people and businesses around the world 
  • Explore creative opportunities for next-gen payments experiences that leverage the depth of Stripe’s payment technology. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization such as product, design, infrastructure, marketing, and operations. 
  • Develop and execute against both short- and long-term roadmaps. Make effective tradeoffs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation.
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter. 

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

  • 6+ years of backend and/or full stack software development experience.
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and acting as a leader more broadly—leading by example and delivering critical feedback to uphold a high quality bar.
  • Are motivated by solving hard problems, and measure your success in terms of impact.
  • Thrive in a highly collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different areas of expertise.

Preferred qualifications

  • Proficient in Ruby, Java, and Scala; language can be learned and we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework
  • Appreciation for the importance of good documentation -- internal and external. 
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Experience in payments and/or fraud

Hybrid work at Stripe

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

Pay and benefits

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is C$172,000 - C$258,000. This range may change if you are hired in another location. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings (“OTE”) range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and specific location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the primary location may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Specific benefits and details about what compensation is included in the salary range listed above will vary depending on the applicant’s location and can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Benefits/additional compensation for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; retirement plans; health benefits; and wellness stipends.

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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.