Software Engineer, High Assurance Engineering

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 organization at Stripe is in charge of building and operating infrastructure services and cloud technologies used by product teams to launch new product offerings and features which support our business. This includes defining and driving the vision necessary to achieve best in class 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. 

The High Assurance Engineering team within the Core Infrastructure organization is responsible for ensuring traffic makes it from the internet to our software safely and transparently to other engineers at Stripe, while also protecting Stripe from external threats (e.g. DDOS). This platform and infrastructure sits at the intersection between our secure cardholder data environment (CDE) and the rest of Stripe. We securely tokenize, encrypt, and store cardholder data, expose interfaces for Stripe engineers to work safely and compliantly with this data, and connect with credit card networks. We leverage modern encryption primitives to build state of the art integrations with our financial partner's systems. When this team operates well, we enable efficient and predictable expansion through the world. We act as a force multiplier by allowing Stripe engineers to build advanced, innovative products that take full advantage of our partners' unique systems, while improving global financial security. We're looking for experienced engineering managers who are excited about building, mentoring, and leading a unique team within Stripe to solve challenging systems problems.

What you’ll do

  • 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

  • 1.5+ years of professional experience in a software development role
  • Experience using one of the major cloud providers - AWS/Azure/GCP/Oracle Cloud
  • 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
  • Experience handling critical incidents for production systems

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with Linux OS
  • Experience with PCI compliant systems

Hybrid work at Stripe

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.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $150,500 - $225,700. 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



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.