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

The Compute organization at Stripe manages the core cloud infrastructure that powers Stripe’s products and services. Our teams are responsible for managing Stripe’s server fleet, container orchestration, and deployments.  As an Engineer working with teams in  Compute, you will play a key leadership role in enabling Stripe’s infrastructure to power all of our products, globally and at scale. Your solutions will allow our business to scale and achieve a best in class price/performance ratio.

The Orchestration team within Compute at Stripe is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by product teams to build microservices to support our business. This includes defining and driving the vision necessary to achieve best of breed scale and availability. Some of the technologies that we work with include Linux OS & Kernel, Kubernetes, and AWS EC2. We continuously invest in building new distributed services and scaling existing technologies while working with various teams to meet their current and future needs.

What you’ll do


  • Develop engineers on the team, helping them advance in their careers
  • Enable Operating Systems to empower Stripe engineers to succeed
  • 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
  • 10+ years of software development experience 
  • 2+ years of cloud development/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

In-office expectations

Office-assigned Stripes in most of our locations are currently expected to spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This expectation may vary depending on role, team and location. For example, Stripes in our Bucharest, Romania site have an 80% in-office expectation, and those in Stripe Delivery Center roles in Mexico City, Mexico and Bengalaru, India work 100% from the office. Also, some teams have greater in-office attendance requirements, to appropriately support our users and workflows, which the hiring manager will discuss. This approach helps strike a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility when possible.

Pay and benefits

Stripe does not yet include pay ranges in job postings in every country. Stripe strongly values pay transparency and is working toward pay transparency globally.

Office locations



Infrastructure & Corporate Tech

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.