Staff Engineer, Payments Infrastructure
From the outside, a customer’s credit card is charged and the merchant receives a payout to their bank account. On the inside, we have a network of teams that build infrastructure for charging the credit cards (or other payment methods, like bank transfers or Alipay), integrations with our banking partners to send transfers to our users across the globe, systems that collect Stripe’s revenue, and more. Collectively, this group powers all payments products at Stripe, and we’re looking for Staff Engineers to lead various initiatives and teams.
We’re looking for developer focused technical leaders to drive large cross functional technical projects across the Payments Infrastructure organization. You will expand APIs and services and work with our partners to launch new markets, payment methods, and capabilities. You’ll be making some of the most significant decisions for the company. You’ll get to work with many other engineers to build delightful features that span various parts of the cards system, as well as our business, sales and operations teams to understand and solve our users’ pain points.
- Architect and design engineering projects by helping scope projects across many teams at Stripe
- Ensure our infrastructure is safely extensible, scalable, reliable and meets SLAs for both external and internal users
- Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across Stripe’s engineering teams
- Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large scale, while improving internal engineering standards, tooling and processes
- Teach and mentor engineers to help them grow
You may be a fit for this role if you:
- Have a strong technical background, including 9+ years of experience within software engineering and designing large scale systems
- Have served as the technical lead for large complex projects that span multiple teams and functions
- Worked in a variety of different platforms, in both high-level and low-level languages
- Prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and have a good intuition for what will scale
- Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
What’s it like to work at Stripe?
Stripe is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Stripe makes it easy to start, run and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.
Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.
We look at Stripe as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.
We encourage all engineers to transition teams once every year and a half and also take on short-term projects with other teams across Stripe. This enables engineers to learn how different parts of Stripe work while also establishing stronger ties and cross-pollination between groups.
We contribute to existing open-source projects and the people working on them, and we release several tools as open-source.
We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues exceptionally well. The kind of people who are committed to going out of their way to help other Stripes in the short-term and pushing them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).
We’re a highly cross-functional organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We have long tables in the kitchen for a reason (to enable everyone to meet new people and learn from them). We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Stripes all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.
In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.
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.