Software Engineer, Streaming Data Platform

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 Streaming Infrastructure team builds and operates the streaming platform that enables the flow of data between diverse systems at Stripe and serves as a backbone of Stripe infrastructure. The team is developing a globally distributed event bus to support Stripe’s growing scalability, reliability, and product requirements. We enable other teams at Stripe by creating simple abstractions and providing self-service tooling and dashboards to enable users to easily operate services on our infrastructure. We minimize operational toil for the team through regular investment in automation of maintenance operations.

We’re looking for people with a strong background (or interest!) in event-driven streaming architectures and who are excited about solving challenging distributed systems problems. 

What you’ll do

We have a few dozen infrastructure engineers today spread across several different teams, and you’ll work with other infrastructure engineers as well as the product engineers who use the systems we build.

We’re looking for people interested in Data. We’d love to hear from you whether you’re a seasoned software engineer, or whether you’ve just learned you might like working with real-time systems.


  • Design, build, and maintain event-driven infrastructure systems–leveraging open source software such as Kafka, Flink, Amazon SQS and Pinot–and used by all of Stripe’s engineering teams
  • Build a great developer experience by creating simple abstractions and providing self-service tooling and dashboards to enable users to easily operate services on our infrastructure
  • Work with various stakeholders at Stripe to understand their specific requirements and identify opportunities to better leverage our streaming infrastructure

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.

Minimum requirements

  • 3-10 years of professional hands-on software development experience;
  • Experience designing, building, maintaining and debugging distributed systems;
  • Experience with scaling distributed systems in a rapidly moving environment;
  • Experience building infrastructure as a product centered around users needs;

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with event-driven architecture
  • Experience working with open source technology such as Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, Flink or Beam
  • Experience with orchestration platforms such as Cadence, Tempora or AWS Step Functions





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



Data & Data Science

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.