Data Engineer San Francisco

As a platform company powering businesses all over the world, Stripe processes payments, runs marketplaces, detects fraud, helps entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world. Stripe’s Data Engineers will work to manage all of that data for both our internal and external users.

While we don’t have as much data as Twitter or Facebook we care a great deal about the quality of our data. Because every record in our data warehouse can be vitally important for the businesses that use Stripe, we’re looking for people with a strong background in big data systems to help us scale while maintaining correct and complete data. You’ll be working with a variety of internal teams, some engineering and some business, to help them solve their data needs. Your work will give teams visibility into how Stripe’s products are being used and where we can improve to serve our users needs better.

You will:

  • Work with teams to build and continue to evolve data models and data flows to enable data driven decision-making
  • Design alerting and testing to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of these pipelines. (e.g., improve instrumentation, optimize logging, etc)
  • Identify the shared data needs across Stripe, understand their specific requirements, and build efficient and scalable data pipelines to meet the various needs to enable data-driven decisions across Stripe
  • Work with our data platform team to identify and integrate new tools into our data stack. For example we’re currently evaluating Presto for use as an ad-hoc query tool.

You might be a fit for this role if you:

  • Have a strong engineering background and are interested in data. You’ll be writing production Scala and Python code along with occasional ad-hoc SQL queries
  • Have experience in writing and debugging ETL jobs using a distributed data framework (Hadoop/Spark etc…)
  • Have experience managing and designing data pipelines
  • Can follow the flow of data through various pipelines to debug data issues

Bonus:

  • Have experience with Scalding or Spark
  • Have experience with Airflow or other similar scheduling tools

It’s not expected that you’ll have deep expertise in every dimension above, but you should be interested in learning any of the areas that are less familiar.

Some things you might work on:

  • Write a unified user data model that gives a complete view of our users across a varied set of products like Stripe Connect and Stripe Atlas
  • Continuing to lower the latency and bridge the gap between our production systems and our data warehouse
  • Working on our customer support data pipeline to help us track our time to response for our users and our total support ticket volume to help us staff our support team appropriately
  • Embed with our billing team to create billing pipelines that enable more granular bills and help our better users understand their costs.

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.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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