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Software Engineer, Core Infrastructure

at Stripe

Seattle, United States

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 Compute organization at Stripe manages the core cloud infrastructure that powers Stripe’s products and services. Our teams are responsible for managing Stripe’s server fleet, container orchestration, deployments, and change management.  As an Engineer working with teams in  Compute, you will play a key leadership role in enabling Stripe’s infrastructure to power all of our products, globally, safely, and at scale. Your solutions will allow our business to scale and achieve a best in class price/performance ratio.

Core Infrastructure is the team within Compute that ensures changes within Stripe are safe, controllable, observable, and configurable.  We own highly scalable platforms that allow teams to define rollout strategies for features, service code, and configuration within Stripe and to enforce and monitor those rollouts.  Our tools are used by every engineering and support team at Stripe and we’re partnering across the organization to support even more types of changes.

What you’ll do

We're looking for a Software Engineer with experience designing, building and maintaining high-scale,  distributed systems to work with Stripe. You will work with a  team that is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by the product teams to build and operate microservices to support our business. You will have the opportunity to build a great customer experience for internal Stripe teams using this infrastructure and play a key role in enabling Stripe’s infrastructure to power all of our products, globally and at scale.


  • Contribute to team strategy, roadmap, tooling, process, and culture
  • Scope, design, implement, and deploy robust solutions, making appropriate tradeoffs between reliability, throughput, latency, resiliency, engineering velocity and cost
  • Innovate, design and implement software solutions that contribute towards improvement in infrastructure resiliency, reliability, efficiency and management at scale
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and improve our codebase and processes

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

  • 3-6 years of professional hands-on software development experience
  • Experience developing, maintaining and debugging distributed systems built with open source tools
  • Experience building infrastructure as a product centered around users’ needs
  • Experience with scaling distributed systems in a rapidly moving environment
  • Comfort breaking down large, complex systems; identifying shortcomings and optimization opportunities; and making data driven cost performance tradeoffs to influence design decisions
  • Experience building and operating infrastructure and tools that empower developers

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in a development team in AWS/Azure/OCI/GCP
  • Experience with Go and Ruby

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