Engineering Manager, Core 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

Compute is making it easy and safe for Stripe engineers to change their operating systems, giving them a high-quality base system and the tools to modify it safely. The team owns Stripe-wide OS lifecycle and tooling. The team is expanding scope to tackle Linux kernel projects, MicroVMs, OS management, and security at mass scale. We are also researching new generation operating systems like BottleRocket.

What you’ll do


  • Develop engineers on the team, helping them advance in their careers
  • Enable Operating Systems to empower Stripe engineers to succeed by:
  • Understanding what a high-quality developer experience works like
  • Collecting and analyzing data to inform the team’s approach
  • Talking to our customers and learning about their challenges, and
  • Guiding your team to deliver the right results

  • Understand how low-level system details (such as kernel and OS versions, parameters, configuration, and code) impact the correctness, efficiency, security, and performance of Stripe’s production workloads

  • Hire and grow Stripes to build a team of engineers

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

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience
  • 4+ years of software development experience 
  • 2+ years of cloud development or management experience
  • Experience using in-depth knowledge of operating systems to solve technical problems
  • Detailed technical knowledge of Linux performance and security
  • Experience running highly efficient teams

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience managing remote and distributed teams
  • Experience working closely across geographies, and managing a team where important partners are many timezones away
  • Familiarity with managing a large fleet of Linux servers, Linux package management and distribution, and/or deploying and coordinating Linux updates at scale

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $211,200 - $298,200. 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

Seattle, or South San Francisco HQ

Remote locations

Remote in United States


Infrastructure & Corporate Tech

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.