Software Engineer, 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 Core Infrastructure org at Stripe is in charge of building and operating infrastructure services and cloud technologies used by product teams to launch new product offering/features which support our business. This includes defining and driving the vision necessary to achieve best of breed scale and availability. We continuously invest in building new distributed services and scaling existing technologies while working with various teams to meet their current and future needs. 

Stripe’s infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. We process payments, run marketplaces, help entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world, and more. The Core Infrastructure organization is composed of teams that manage mission critical platforms and infrastructure services that power all of Stripe. 

What you’ll do

As a Software Engineer, for the Infrastructure team, you will be part of a team that is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by product teams to build micro-services which support our business. Examples include control plane services responsible for managing our primary database and cache infrastructure as well as building automation around managing cloud components for compute, cache and networking. You will also build a great customer experience for internal Stripe teams that build on your software  to power all of our products, globally and at scale.

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. 


  • Design, build, and maintain distributed cloud infrastructure and platform services
  • Work on scaling, automation, reliability and observability of infrastructure services
  • Operate your service, debug issues, and support customers
  • Participate in roadmap planning and prioritization

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

  • 4+ years of professional experience in a software development role
  • Experience using one of the major cloud providers
  • A strong engineering background in building platform services and/or distributed systems at scale
  • Experience developing, maintaining and debugging distributed systems
  • Experience with operational excellence and a deep understanding of metrics, alarms and dashboards

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience on popular cloud technologies - AWS/Azure/GCP/Oracle Cloud
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with Linux OS
  • Experience working with Kubernetes clusters
  • Experience in Networking and Traffic Systems at scale
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases 
  • Experience handling critical incidents for production systems
  • Experience working with Distributed cache services like AWS Elasticache and technologies like memcached, Redis etc.

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.