Head of Engineering, Fraud Intelligence

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

About the team

Stripe builds the economic infrastructure for the internet. Building
trust between banks, businesses & customers is a key ingredient for
Stripe to be successful. Unfortunately, fraudsters & bad actors
erode that trust. The Fraud Intelligence team builds backend and machine
learning (ML) systems to reduce fraud while retaining a best-in-class
user experience. Our work directly impacts Stripe's bottom line, and we
help build a safer financial backbone for the internet. 

We are looking for a Head of Fraud Intelligence (which includes three
teams of Detection, Actioning, and Discovery) to work closely with
partners in product and business to prioritize and drive our shared
strategy. These teams are responsible for building machine learning (ML)
models, optimization algorithms, tooling, and interventions to detect
and take action against fraudsters while optimizing against critical
constraints. This is a unique opportunity to have an outsized impact on
the future of how Stripe reduces fraud at scale. 

You will:

  • Own critical loss, user experience, and automation metrics and focus
    the teams on delivering against these metrics
  • Manage a team of leaders and help develop their careers with stretch
    responsibilities and excellent feedback
  • Set and execute a vision for how we detect, optimize, and mitigate
    fraud losses at scale at Stripe in collaboration with business
  • Work with engineering leaders in your org and across Stripe to build
    scalable and automated systems and make the right foundational
  • Empower your engineering teams to deliver a high level of technical
    quality and impact
  • Recruit a diverse team of engineers and managers that are amongst the
    best in the industry, from outreach to closing
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s
    engineering management team

You will be a good fit if you:

  • Have several years of experience hiring, growing, and developing
  • Have experience building scalable ML and backend systems
  • Lead by example in fast-paced, high-impact, ambiguous environments
  • Enjoy measuring and improving user experience
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production
  • Thrive in a collaborative cross-functional environment and fostering a
    great culture within a team

Pay and Benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $286,900 - $405,000. 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



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.