User Escalations Specialist

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 

The User Escalations team offers a single point-of-entry for all non-executive user escalations raised by Stripes on behalf of a user. This team is accountable for all user escalation resolutions by either direct responsibility for resolution or by partnering with other support and non-support teams to facilitate a resolution. We aim to help users find speedy issue resolution and alleviate confusion and unnecessary effort from non-Support Stripes to do this. We will dig into specific user escalations to find top drivers for our most frequent and painful issues affecting our largest users as well as analyze the experience for the broader subset of users. 

Ultimately, these cases often shine a light on points of failure within Stripe, and the User Escalations team has the opportunity to create transformative user experiences, while also helping edit Stripe to rectify the structural issues that resulted in the escalation in the first place.

This is a high visibility, high impact role, with the responsibility to work with users and cross functional stakeholders, all while helping build this team from the ground up.

What you’ll do



  •  Respond to incoming User Escalations from Stripes in a timely manner (within agreed service levels) as well as triage, scope, and support to resolution
  • Communicate directly with users to solve the most painful problems, via email and phone 
  • Be accountable for timely and accurate resolution for all User Escalations within agreed service levels
  • Directly, or in partnership with other Stripe teams, drive fast resolution and demonstrate extreme ownership in solving users issues completely
  • Conduct thorough, data-driven root causes analyses of escalations, and work with partner teams to validate findings
  • Share findings and insights with leaders through forums and presentations
  • Collaborate with partner teams to identify remediations to address root causes of escalations and drive change from a users’ first mentality 
  • Challenge the status quo, identifying how and where Stripe needs to improve to better serve users
  • Help build the team and process from the ground up 
  • Support training and socialization efforts for process adoption across Stripe
  • Build relationships with partner teams and drive accountability for completion of remediations
  • Understand and help influence the relevant product roadmaps that will address the most frequent user escalations

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

  • Experience leading multiple concurrent projects
  • Analytical rigor and the ability to use data to inform decisions; comfort with SQL is a plus 
  • The ability to navigate Stripe’s org and work cross functionally with SMEs
  • Sound judgment and impeccable attention to detail
  • Deep sense of customer care and users-first perspective 
  • Unflappable, exothermic energy under pressure 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a proven ability to create order out of chaos by building processes that help the team run better and deliver a better user experience 
  • Solid stakeholder management skills and an ability to influence others to drive progress
  • A sense of urgency and a drive to see issues through to resolution

Hybrid work at Stripe

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $92,400 - $138,600. 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

New York, Seattle, or South San Francisco HQ



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.