Backend Engineer, Authorization Infrastructure

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 mission of the Security Infrastructure group is to preserve Stripe users’ trust by protecting their data. We accomplish this with a platform of simple and consistent security primitives that provide security by default. We aim to integrate security so tightly into the foundation that engineers need not worry about the security & privacy of their code. 

What you’ll do

Stripe will succeed at our mission of increasing the GDP of the internet only if we prove ourselves worthy of our users’ trust. As a Software Engineer on the Security Infrastructure team, your work will be a critical part of accomplishing this mission. Together, we will build reliable, comprehensible, and observable security into Stripe's foundations, with the steady support of our leadership team and peers.  


  • Designing, building and operating highly reliable authorization infrastructure to protect resources (e.g. services and data) at Stripe
  • Providing comprehensive and easy-to-use authorization solutions to mitigate inappropriate access
  • Providing continuous identity governance via access visibility and access intelligence
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter 
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes 

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

  • 2+ years of industry software engineering experience and systems design
  • Empathy, strong communication skills and a deep respect for the power of collaboration
  • A learning mindset, regardless of level or experience 
  • The ability to drive clear next steps when encountering ambiguous spaces without clear lines of ownership 
  • High standards for code quality and a constructive attitude to help others raise the bar 
  • Software engineering experience in a high-stakes production environment 
  • A knack for considering how systems can fail and how to fix them 
  • An ability to think creatively and holistically about reducing risk in a complex environment 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in IAM (Identity and Access management) 

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 US base salary range for this role is $150,500 - $225,700. 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 location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision 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.