Software Engineer, Core Compute

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. 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

We're looking for a Software Engineer with experience designing, building and maintaining high-scale,  distributed systems. You will work with a  team that is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by the product teams to build and operate their services. You will have the opportunity to build a great customer experience for internal Stripe teams using this infrastructure and play a key role in enabling Stripe’s infrastructure to power all of our products, globally and at scale.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to team strategy, roadmap, tooling, process, and culture
  • Scope, design, implement, and deploy robust solutions, making appropriate tradeoffs between reliability, throughput, latency, resiliency, engineering velocity and cost
  • Innovate, design and implement software solutions that contribute towards improvement in infrastructure resiliency, reliability, efficiency and management at scale
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and improve our codebase and processes

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

  • 5-10 years of professional hands-on software development experience
  • Experience developing, maintaining and debugging distributed systems built with open source tools
  • Experience building infrastructure as a product centered around users’ needs
  • Experience with scaling distributed systems in a rapidly moving environment
  • Experience in a development team in AWS/Azure/OCI/GCP
  • Comfort breaking down large, complex systems; identifying shortcomings and optimization opportunities; and making data driven cost performance tradeoffs to influence design decisions
  • Experience building and operating infrastructure and tools that empower developers

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience operating a tier0 service
  • Experience with Go and Java
  • Experience with Foundational control planes
  • Experience with Linux OS internals - systems, debugging, kernel

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

Bengaluru

Remote locations

Remote in India

Team

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.