Staff Software Engineer, Extensibility Platform

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

From single-developer startups to enterprise companies with thousands of employees, our users rely on Stripe as the commerce platform to power their business. Whether they’re modeling business workflows like shipping a product after it’s successfully been paid, or storing data about a customer to run reports against at the end of the quarter, it’s our mission to extend the capabilities of Stripe so that users of all backgrounds can model their business on top of our platform.

The Extensibility Platform organization builds the products and underlying platform that extends the capabilities of what Stripe can do for our users. This includes programmatic notification of events that occur on Stripe with Event Destinations like Webhooks, storing custom data with Metadata, and customizing business workflows with Automations. Our work spans the entirety of the Stripe product surface area, which means that we sit at the intersection of end users, product teams, and infrastructure at Stripe.

What you’ll do


  • Build the platform for other product teams to expose their events and actions in user-defined workflows
  • Create abstractions and patterns for modeling complex workflows in a no-code environment (think state machines, CEL expressions, and events)
  • Work with product managers and designers to deliver an intuitive user experience that glues together Stripe’s products
  • Meet directly with our users and other product teams to set the direction and roadmap of our team
  • Help drive sound technical decision making and lead technical conversations with other teams across Stripe
  • Build frameworks and services across our distributed systems

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

  • 15+ years of industry experience
  • A strong product sense to turn ambiguous ideas into lasting solutions that are both ergonomic and scalable
  • A proven track record of leading initiatives across large engineering organizations, spanning multiple teams and leveraging deep domain expertise to influence tech roadmap planning and execution
  • A passion for building world class user experiences that surprise and delight users at every corner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, structuring ambitious concepts clearly and from first principles
  • Deep technical expertise in the entire stack from the UI to mission critical infrastructure
  • Experience mentoring and growing senior engineers as their technical leader

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with multiple languages (Ruby, Java, Javascript, etc)
  • Experience working on Developer Platforms (SDKs, CLIs, testing environments, etc)
  • Experience working with API design, Webhooks, Database Scaling, and Execution Engines for Durable Execution

Working remotely at Stripe

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 $231,400 - $347,200. 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.

Remote locations

Remote in United States



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.