Frontend Engineer San Francisco

Build the interfaces that connect people with Stripe.

Stripe is more than just an API—we’re building a platform that enables businesses to reach their customers wherever they are in the world, and in whatever language, currency, and payment method they prefer.

UI is essential to achieving this vision. We build interfaces that are simple and delightful, and we love to sweat the details. Our frontend team is looking for engineers to accelerate our work on Stripe Checkout, the Stripe Dashboard, and products yet to be announced. We work closely with a world-class team of designers, and we value breadth—so you’re welcome to write as much backend code as you’d like.

Frontend at Stripe

At Stripe, frontend engineering is a small, but growing discipline. We take great pride in our work, and identify strongly with the following characteristics:

  • We're leaders in our field. We love to write and speak about our work, and our teammates are maintainers of some of the world's most popular frontend projects, including jQuery, Modernizr, Bower, and Rework.
  • Open-source is essential to our work, and we're serious about contributing. Stripe's most-starred repo is a UI component, and we're always contributing to the tools that we use, especially within the Ember ecosystem.
  • Our products have significant scale. Stripe's two frontend libraries, Stripe.js and Checkout, are loaded hundreds of times per second and account for tens of millions of dollars per day in online payments. We're doing business in more than 15 countries and 138 currencies, and continue to expand every month.
  • We build strong foundations. With projects like our living style-guide, our team owns and evolves the tools that we use across all Stripe products. We've kept up with the times, too. Over the years, we've transitioned from a CoffeeScript, Stylus & Backbone stack to ES2015, Rework, React & Ember—and we're always willing to evolve to fit our changing product needs.

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.

You should include these in your application:

  • A short introduction describing who you are and what you’re looking for. What projects have you enjoyed working on? Which have you disliked? What motivates you?
  • Links to online profiles you use (GitHub, Twitter, etc).
  • A description of your work history (whether as a resume, LinkedIn profile, or prose).

We look forward to hearing from you.

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