Staff Engineer, Banking as a Service

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

About the team

Stripe builds economic infrastructure for the internet. We’re moving
beyond payments and “up the stack” to help our users run their
businesses more effectively. Issuing is developing new APIs to empower
businesses to launch physical and virtual card programs. We aim to help
businesses deploy novel use cases that rely on fully programmable
payment instruments.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a seasoned technical leader to help architect
Issuing’s future foundations. As a staff engineer on Issuing, you’ll
work with engineering managers, senior engineers, and cross-functional
partners to design the technical underpinnings of the product. At the
same time, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to be hands-on building
key systems, and will be directly responsible for the successful
delivery of large-scale technical efforts.

Issuing is one of Stripe’s biggest bets. The right technical leadership
will allow us to scale faster and more reliably as our business
accelerates. If that sounds exciting, we’d love to speak with you.


  • Directly responsible for identifying and building the right technical
    foundations needed for Issuing to scale
  • Identify, scope, and lead large technical projects, laying the
    groundwork for early-stage products to iteratively evolve and scale,
    and taming complexity and shoring up reliability of existing systems
  • Advise Stripe leadership on key technology and product roadmap
  • Align our technical decisions with Stripe’s broad strategic
    initiatives, while also advocating for needs specific to emerging new
  • Work with engineers across the company to understand when existing
    infrastructure can be leveraged vs. when building a bespoke solution
    is prudent
  • Develop and execute against both short- and long-term roadmaps. Make
    effective tradeoffs that consider business priorities, user
    experience, and a sustainable technical foundation
  • Teach and mentor both individual contributors and managers to become
    the next generation of leaders at Stripe. As a senior member on a new
    team, you will be looked to for guidance

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

Minimum requirements

  • You have a strong technical background, including 10+ years of
    experience designing and engineering large-scale systems
  • You are comfortable working on a new product under fluid conditions,
    seamlessly balancing tactical and strategic considerations
  • You have served as the technical lead and defined the roadmap for
    complex projects spanning multiple teams and functions
  • You measure your success in terms of business impact, not lines of
  • You internalize the best ideas from across the organization, humbly
    setting a vision that others are excited to get behind
  • You work well cross-functionally and earn trust from co-workers at all
    levels. You are often cited as the inspiration for engineers that join
    your team

Preferred qualifications

  • Senior engineers feel they are able to learn from you. You care deeply
    about mentoring and growing engineers
  • You prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and have a
    good intuition for what will last and scale
  • You enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different areas
    of expertise. Engineering works closely with a variety of teams: Sales
    and Support to better understand our customers’ needs, Legal and
    Accounting to understand how global policies influence our
    money-movement infrastructure, etc.


Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $203,900 - $287,900. 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

South San Francisco HQ, New York, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States

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.