Software Engineer, Workflow Engine

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 Workflow Engine team makes it easy to write asynchronous, stateful workflows that are both reliable and fault-oblivious. Our platform abstracts away distributed system complexities and enables Stripe engineers to focus on the critical business logic they’re responsible for. Workflows power products such as Stripe Capital, Billing, and Connect, as well as many mission critical control planes.

What you’ll do

As a software engineer on the Workflow Engine team, your work will make asynchronous systems easy to build, resilient, and scalable. Your work will focus on building SDKs and infrastructure to support a distributed system that coordinates asynchronous workflows. As an engineer on the team, you enable key product features by enabling Stripe engineers to ergonomically create and maintain workflows. You will also support the reliability of the Workflow Engine system and help to improve the quality of its backing infrastructure.


  • Build Stripe’s internal abstractions for orchestrating business critical workflows
  • Ensure that Stripe’s asynchronous orchestration infrastructure is reliable and performant
  • Design SDKs and distributed systems to ergonomically solve problems for fellow Stripe engineers
  • Work across different programming languages and tech stacks to accomplish business goals

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

  • 3-10+ years of professional software development experience in the domain of distributed systems and service oriented architecture
  • Passion about improving productivity and developer experience of internal product teams
  • Thrive in a collaborative and diverse environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with developing production scale Ruby or Java microservices 
  • Experience with Temporal / Cadence or other workflow orchestration systems

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

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.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $150,500 - $269,200. 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, South San Francisco HQ, New York, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States


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.