Seattle. Remote in North America only

Full time

Foundation

Staff Engineer, Foundation Engineering

Seattle. Remote in North America only

Full time

Foundation

Stripe’s infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. Our customers trust us with their businesses and livelihoods, and every request that stripe handles is critical. We process billions of dollars every year for millions of users, from the largest enterprises to a startup making their first sale. That is why both world-class reliability and seamless infrastructure scale are considered table stakes to support massive economic transactions for our customers. 

The Reliability team at stripe is in charge of building the core reliability infrastructure used by various services at stripe as well as defining and driving the reliability best practices necessary to achieve world-class availability and latencies. Our team owns various reliability building blocks and frameworks ranging from rate limiters, circuit breakers, retry logics/policies, orchestrated safe change management to fault injection and load validation. We work with various teams across stripe to make their service more resilient against failures through applying common patterns and practices, and scale them to keep up with the every increasing demand. 

We’re looking for an experienced leader with outstanding technical and leadership skills to deliver set of core reliability technologies and work with various teams and across the entire stack to harden their systems against failures, ensure that they are adhering to our high reliability standard and deliver/support large, cross-organizational initiatives to improve the robustness and resilience of our systems.  In this role you’ll help all of engineering by identifying, creating, and deploying engineering practices, processes, and solutions that will be leveraged by the whole organization to improve reliability.

You will: 

  • Research, design, build, test and operationalize end to end Reliability infrastructure and solutions that will be integrated into various services. 
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership on multiple fronts (architecture/design, code reviews, quality assurance and incident management) to other engineers at stripe
  • Independently own and drive multiple reliability work streams, this include all planning and execution as well as managing the partnerships with other teams. 
  • Deliver value through strong collaborative approach with multiple customers and stakeholders across stripe. 
  • Establish and drive adoption of design and coding best practices within your team
  • Define, evangelize and drive reliability best practices and improvements across org boundaries with setting clear measure of success 
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s engineering management team

Required Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years of professional hands-on software development experience  
  • Hands-on experience designing and building large scale distributed systems 
  • A track record of technically mentoring junior and senior engineers located across multiple time zones
  • Customer obsession, ability to articulate and represent customer experience in various forums to drive the right outcome 
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • Demonstrated ability of defining & driving complex initiatives/projects across multiple teams 
  • Proven success with cross-discipline and cross-team collaborations, possess strong conviction and courage skills.
  • Have the ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy, responsibility, and think of yourself as entrepreneurial

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Genuine interest and/or experience in debugging and troubleshooting complex distributed systems problems. 
  • Familiarity with the common patterns and practices for building reliable software 

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.

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