Backend Engineer, Stripe Tax

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

The Stripe Tax team enables our customers to seamlessly calculate,
collect, and remit indirect taxes for the products they sell. Given its
ubiquitous nature, enabling tax for our merchants represents an enormous
opportunity that is applicable to both digital and physical goods
sellers across the world. We are building ways for individuals in and
outside of our payments ecosystem to leverage Stripe Tax so that they
might abstract away the confusing and manual nature of the traditional
sales tax cycle.

What you’ll do


  • Design, build, and maintain services that are core to the Stripe Tax
    product, as well as systems that enable tax researchers to maintain
    accurate tax rules, worldwide.
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the company including
    engineering, product, tax research, sales, and operations.
  • 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

Minimum requirements

  • You have experience maintaining critical production services, and
    sweat the details of correctness and performance.
  • Demonstrate strong ownership, and take pride in owning a project from
    idea through implementation.
  • Can work independently and with others to work through ambiguity and
    bring clarity to complex business and technical problems.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different teams,
    stakeholders, and subject matter experts.
  • Would enjoy working in a distributed organization that spans many time
    zones (including internationally).

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience developing in Java, Scala, and Ruby.
  • Experience working in a geographically distributed company.
  • Experience with big-data technologies like Presto and Kafka.


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

New York, or Chicago

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.