Backend Engineer, Local Payment Methods

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

About the team

Stripe’s payments products have helped to accelerate many of the world’s
most innovative companies, and the Payments Methods team owns one of
Stripe’s most critical workflows, a platform that processes billions of
dollars in payments annually. 

We see more and more payment methods coming to the Buy Now Pay Later,
Wallets, Bank Debits and Bank Transfers space. These provide more
benefits to merchants and enable functionality that was not present
before. These innovations are only increasing as new payment methods
come to market each month. The team is focused on increasing the
coverage and adoption of locally preferred payment methods for all our
users. This includes building the payment method platform and the
payment method integrations, and working on the adoption funnel to
increase usage.

What you’ll do

Engineers on the team have the opportunity to expand the reach of
Stripe’s global payments network, design and implement novel payment
capabilities, and deliver best-in-class reliability and performance. 

Learn more about payment methods at Stripe’s Payment Methods Guide.


  • Scope, design and implement unique, large scale, high-performance
    distributed computing engine to handle billions of money movement
    requests in face of complex and often changing business logic
  • Scope, design and implement highly performant hybrid transaction
    processing solution for large scale financial data
  • Build a comprehensive set of tools to enable effective and delightful
    developer experience for payment related products by codifying complex
    payment logic and engineering needs with declarative artifacts (data
    model, rules, configurations, etc)
  • Design, build, and maintain platform APIs, services, dashboards and
    user Interfaces to  efficiently add, monitor and maintain payment
    methods and onboard Merchants
  • Integrate with external Payment providers
  • Help debug and solve critical production issues across services and
    multiple levels of the stack
  • Teach and mentor others to become the next generation of leaders at
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across the
    company to build new features at large-scale, while improve internal
    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

Minimum requirements

  • A strong technical background, including 3+ years of experience with
    software engineering
  • Strong coding skills in Java or related languages for building high
    performance services
  • Good understanding and practical knowledge in cloud based services
    (e.g. gRPC, GraphQL, Docker/Kubernetes, cloud services such as AWS,
  • Strong expertise and practical knowledge in database technologies
    particularly in utilizing large scale databases in the cloud, which
    includes clustering, sharding and failure recovery of RDBMS, Key-value
    store, and document databases
  • Familiarity with the full life cycle of software development, from
    design and implementation to testing and deployment
  • Strong analytical capability especially in modeling complex business
    flows and turning the business requirements into programmatic
    artifacts such as data models, algorithms, and API designs  
  • Experience in systems engineering on large scale testing, as well as
    reliability, security, and observability  

Preferred qualifications

  •  Prior knowledge in financial technology space, particularly in
    payment processing

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $172,800 - $233,800. 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.

Office locations

South San Francisco HQ, or Seattle

Remote locations

Remote in United States



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.