Credit Risk Strategist, Small Business

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

Stripe handles billions of dollars every year for businesses around the world, and the Credit Risk team plays a critical role in the company’s financial and partnership success. Stripe is building a world class Credit Risk team with a goal of managing credit losses while supporting business growth.

What you’ll do

Help build the Credit Risk team at Stripe!

We’re looking for a creative, smart, and driven individual to join our Small Business Credit Risk  team.

As a strategist on the Credit Risk team, you will help manage a rapidly growing merchant portfolio by guiding Stripe’s credit strategy and devising growth-friendly solutions that reduce overall credit risk. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills combined with the ability to distill down complex financial concepts to simple narratives. You are adept at building and deploying credit risk policies, models and metrics. This is a high impact role that involves cross-functional partnership with Data Science, Engineering, and Product.


  • Manage credit risk for a portfolio of new and existing small to medium-sized businesses 
  • Analyze account activity and monitor portfolio trends to identify opportunities for Stripe to reduce potential credit losses
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams like Data Science and Engineering to tailor credit risk management techniques to different geographies, industries, and business models
  • Help scale risk processes by working with internal/external partners to design and optimize outsourced workflows
  • Leverage your analytical skills to provide credit risk recommendations, deliver insights, and support strategic business decisions
  • Refine tools and processes to help the group deliver on key performance indicators
  • Help drive a risk-centric approach to innovating Stripe’s products and infrastructure
  • Challenge the payments industry status quo to help enable innovative businesses to flourish online

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

  • Naturally curious and a problem solver: You’re passionate about tackling complex problems using data, and your intuition helps quickly guide you to the root cause. 
  • Decisive, yet open to learning: you will make many critical decisions every day impacting large numbers of merchants. You are willing to make these difficult decisions and quickly learn and iterate from these experiences. You are skilled at using data to drive decisions. 
  • Understanding and empathetic to the challenges of setting up a new business: You will thoughtfully balance scaled enforcement decisions with user experience.
  • Analytical: You are passionate about data analysis and can frame business decisions and tradeoffs effectively through quantitative analysis and visualization. You have at least intermediate SQL skills and have experience in applying these skills to provide insights and drive recommendations. 
  • An excellent communicator and team player: You are able to convey complex ideas succinctly and work effectively across teams. 
  • Effective in managing projects: You have demonstrated project-management skills and the ability to drive execution on impactful, cross-functional projects. 
  • Has 6+ years of relevant professional experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with quantitative tools such as Python, R, or Stata
  • Experience with payments, risk, or trust & safety
  • Experience working with machine learning teams
  • Experience working in fast-paced and rapidly changing start-up environments

Office locations

South San Francisco HQ, New York, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States



Job type

Full time

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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.