Staff Engineer, Observability 

Staff Software Engineer, Observability 

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


About the team

The Observability team at Stripe provides engineers, merchants, and
organizational leaders with the infrastructure and experiences to
diagnose any operational issues with Stripe online services. We aim to
do this reliably and cheaply at scale.

Our group is going on an ambitious journey to reimagine what an industry
leading observability solution looks like. We are building a new
observability platform from the ground up as a core foundational
cornerstone for all of Stripe’s infrastructure & product services.
We'll use modern distributed computing concepts and open source
observability components that will scale with Stripe’s growth over the
coming 10 years. We envision a modern platform that can efficiently
scale to multiple petabytes of logs and billions of metrics on a daily

What you’ll do

As a Technical Leader, you’ll be responsible for designing, building and
maintaining high-scale, big-data distributed systems. You will join the
team to deliver an observability solution that breaks the scaling
records and exceeds the reliability and performance expectations of
client teams.


  • Contribute to team strategy, roadmap, tooling, process, and culture
  • Actively work with engineers across the company to understand and
    identify observability needs
  • Understand our current system architecture, learn about the
    state-of-the art solutions implemented at other organizations,
    open-source solutions and their respective pros and cons
  • 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 service resiliency, reliability, efficiency and
    management at scale
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and improve our codebase and


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

  • Minimum of 15+ years of engineering experience OR equivalent combined
    work experience reflecting domain expertise as relevant to this
  • Demonstrated experience of leading company-wide initiatives spanning
    multiple teams and organizations and leveraging deep domain expertise
    to influence tech roadmap planning and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across multiple teams
    and stakeholders to drive business outcomes 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance execution and velocity with security,
    reliability, and efficiency
  • Experience, mentoring, and investing in the development engineers and

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience building or maintaining observability solutions, such as
    designing and/or building telemetry collection, transport, and storage
  • Familiarity with open source and/or commercial observability
    technologies; familiarity with solutions in metrics, logs, and tracing


Pay and Benefits

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is €129,200 - €182,400. This range may change if you are hired in another location. 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 specific location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the primary location may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Specific benefits and details about what compensation is included in the salary range listed above will vary depending on the applicant’s location and can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Benefits/additional compensation for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; retirement plans; health benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

Dublin HQ

Remote locations

Remote in Ireland


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.