Engineering Manager, Verifications Platform San Francisco

Build the platform that empowers Stripe to launch new international markets and new products with ease

Stripe makes it easy for businesses around the world to get started and successfully scale their online operations. To successfully onboard thousands of new merchants onto Stripe each week, the Verifications Platform team works to understand our customers deeply. The team supports the end-to-end flow by which we verify the identity of each new business, and the identity of each of the individuals associated with that business. We empower internal product engineering teams to launch new products and new international markets through our powerful platform. And as we do so, we work closely with the Risk and Financial Crimes teams to ensure that we’re keeping Stripe’s risk profile in check and complying with regulatory requirements.

We’re looking for a manager to lead this team building a verifications platform that accelerates product development and internationalization to ensure that we know the identity of each and every Stripe merchant.

You will:

  • Work with engineers, data scientists, and other leaders to guide our approach to people and business verifications from a technical, product, and operational perspective
  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical quality, reliability, and ease-of-use
  • Manage processes to help the team do its best work and work effectively with the rest of Stripe
  • Recruit great engineers, in collaboration with Stripe’s recruiting team
  • Develop engineers on the team, helping them advance in their careers
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s engineering management team
  • Be attuned to the broader technological ecosystem beyond Stripe to understand how we can use or contribute to it

You may be a good fit if:

  • You lead by example, by setting the right context, and by helping teammates do their best work
  • You’re enjoy asking engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
  • You are experienced with integrating external APIs and building internal APIs
  • You’re worked with geographically distributed teams
  • You’ve successfully recruited great teammates
  • You thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • You’re clear and persuasive in writing and in person
  • You are excited about collaborating with teammates across engineering, data science, and partnerships

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.


We look forward to hearing from you.

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