Software Engineer, Internal Developer Toolings

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 Internal Developer Toolings team is responsible for accelerating Stripe’s developers and providing a positive experience. We work on tools, processes, and code refactoring to enhance Stripe's engineering as it scales.

The team has three main areas of responsibility. Our mission encompasses optimizing day-to-day engineering work in regards to our QA infrastructure, advancing the capabilities of the Synthetics tool, and facilitating effective service-to-service testing. Through these efforts, we aim to improve the reliability of Stripe's systems and platforms, enhance the quality of deliverables, and ultimately foster a more efficient and innovative development process.

What you’ll do

You will be responsible for defining and driving the core feature set of the platform, as well as the user experience of using the platform and driving the adoption of the tool sets and practices. The scope includes engineers who iterate on features locally and engineers who run end-to-end tests in any supported deployment environments.


  • Collaborating with engineers on the team, as well as cross-functional stakeholders, to develop prototype solutions for domains which are underserved by existing tooling.
  • Scope, design, and build large-scale distributed systems, tools, and libraries that serve as the interface to QA and testing infrastructure for all of Stripe’s engineering teams.
  • Maintaining and evolving existing distributed and local services.
  • Participating in roadmap planning and prioritization.

Who you are

We’re looking for candidates who meet the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 4+ years of professional, full-time software development experience building large-scale APIs or asynchronous jobs.
  • Experience writing high-quality code in a major programming language, preferably Ruby or Java.
  • Experience designing, developing, maintaining, and debugging distributed systems built with open-source tools and frameworks.
  • Experience with different testing tools and frameworks (For example, any of CI/CD, Unit testing, End to End testing, Acceptance testing, Selenium, Synthetic testing, Puppeteer, or other similar ones).
  • Comfortable with direct communication interfacing with internal users, peers, and stakeholders across Stripe.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in leadership roles with other engineers is a plus.
  • Experience in mentoring other engineers is a plus.
  • Experience introducing internal developer productivity tools and empathy for the end users.
  • Experience working with infrastructure as a code tool, preferably Terraform.
  • Proficiency in either Java or Ruby.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

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

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

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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.