Software Engineer, Orchestration

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 and services. Our teams are responsible for managing Stripe’s server fleet, container orchestration, and deployments.  As an Engineer working with teams in  Compute, you will play a key leadership role in enabling Stripe’s infrastructure to power all of our products, globally and at scale. Your solutions will allow our business to scale and achieve a best in class price/performance ratio.

The Orchestration team within Compute at Stripe is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by product teams to build microservices to support our business. This includes defining and driving the vision necessary to achieve best of breed scale and availability. 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 various teams to meet their current and future needs.

What you’ll do

We're looking for a Software Engineer with experience designing, building and maintaining high-scale,  distributed systems to work with Stripe. You will work with a  team that is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by the product teams to build and operate microservices to support our business. 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

  • 3-6 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
  • 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 in a development team in AWS/Azure/OCI/GCP
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with Go and Ruby

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

Seattle

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.