Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Platform

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 the road ahead is vast. This translates to an extraordinary opportunity for you to bring the global economy within everyone’s grasp, all while engaging in the most impactful work of your career. 

About the team

The Compute organization at Stripe manages the core cloud infrastructure that powers Stripe’s products. We are responsible for managing the server fleet, containers, and resource automation to enable thousands of Stripe services.  As an Engineer working with teams in  Compute, you will play a key leadership role to build resilient infrastructure that scales our business and achieves a best in class price/performance ratio. 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 service owners to meet their current and future needs.

Stripe’s infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. We process payments, run marketplaces, detect fraud, help entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world, build world-class developer-friendly APIs, and more. Every request we process is very important to everyone involved and Stripe’s availability and reliability are critical because our users’ businesses depend on us. Our Compute organization provides the underlying infrastructure that’s at the heart of all real-time critical payment requests to the Stripe API.

What you’ll do


  • As a service owner, own and operate critical foundational service(s) 
  • Guide your team to plan, prioritize, track, and deliver impactful results
  • Lead your team to define roadmaps and transformational strategy in your space
  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical quality, reliability, and developer satisfaction
  • Talk to our internal customers, partners and peers to learn and address challenges, improving our offering and eliminating friction.
  • Collect and analyze data on your services to continually improve reliability, performance, scale, and reduce operational load
  • Understand how low-level details (OS, distributed systems, control plane scale, fault detection, failover, etc.) impact the correctness, efficiency, security, and performance of Stripe’s production workloads, in order to mitigate outage risk.
  • Recruit great engineers and managers in collaboration with Stripe’s recruiting team. Mentor and coach your engineers, working with your peers to create healthy and well-executing teams
  • Develop engineers on the team, enabling them to advance in their careers

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 systems and cloud technologies to solve and unblock technical problems, and drive roadmap initiatives
  • 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
  • Experience managing large scale fleets/services
  • Experience managing distributed systems and control-planes in Cloud environment

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $224,300 - $336,500. 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


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.