Engineering Manager, Online Databases

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 Distributed Caching platform team is building a modern caching platform for all of Stripe. Stripe is growing rapidly and a highly available, performant, and efficient caching platform is critical to the future success of our business. We have the agenda to help the online datastores and rest of Stripe product teams achieve five 9’s of availability, enable high read throughput, reduce read latencies, scale up to millions of requests per second, be compliant and secure and build infrastructure which can work in spite of regional failures. Some of the technologies that we work with include Go, Java, memcached, AWS EC2 and Python.

What you’ll do

As an Engineering Manager on the Online Database team, you will lead the subteam work on our transactional database platform or our distributed caching platform used internally by all Stripes.


  • Work with engineers and other leaders at Stripe to understand and capture opportunities to better leverage our database platforms
  • Work with the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical quality, reliability, security, compliance and ease-of-use
  • Manage processes to help the team do its best work and engage effectively with the rest of Stripe
  • Recruit great engineers in collaboration with Stripe’s recruiting team
  • Develop engineers on the team, helping them to advance their careers
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s engineering management team

Who you are

An ideal candidate is someone who really cares about people, products and customers, is eager to lead a team solving challenging distributed systems problems, and is committed to investing in partnerships with other product teams.

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

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 3+ years experience managing teams that shipped and operated critical distributed system infrastructure 
  • You are passionate about engineering and operational rigor
  • You have managed and worked with geographically distributed teams
  • You have recruited and built great teams by partnering with recruiting leadership
  • You are excited about collaborating with teammates across engineering to provide a wonderful user experience
  • You’re technical enough to ask engineers questions and drive clarity about architecture and product decisions

Preferred qualifications

  •  Experience in database or caching technologies

Office locations

Seattle, South San Francisco HQ, or Toronto


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.