Head of Solutions Architecture San Francisco

Stripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools for running an internet business. We handle billions of dollars each year and enable hundreds of thousands of users around the world to scale faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe. Half of US internet users have purchased something from a Stripe user in the past year.

To further this important mission, we are seeking a Head of Solutions Architecture to build and lead Stripe’s Solutions Architect Team. Solutions Architects collaborate with Stripe’s users throughout the sales process to understand their business challenges, architect and develop solutions, and serve as technical advisors on Stripe’s products and services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leadership: lead, hire, and mentor a world class pre-sales Solutions Architect team.
  • Sales Execution: collaborate closely with Stripe’s New Business teams globally to successfully win new users.
  • Performance: build processes to measure the performance and impact of the Solutions  Architect Team and ensure that team is optimized to meet rapidly evolving business needs.
  • Execution: develop pre-sales methodology and and drive sales success in support of exceptional quarterly and annual sales achievement.
  • Product Leadership: become an expert in the features and benefits of Stripe’s products and services and how they provide value to prospects, customers, and partners.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 10+ years’ experience as pre-sales engineering leader
  • A track record of building and leading world-class pre-sales engineering teams ideally in a SaaS or pay-as-you-go business
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for making customers successful
  • Previous technical sales experience with API’s, distributed systems, databases, and/or developer tools.
  • Previous payments industry experience preferred.
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