Software Engineer, Orchestration

Published on October 25, 2023

Stripe is a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Build the core of Stripe products, services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion. Banking Platform is crucial in helping Stripe globalize its payout capabilities by building the interfaces that allows users as well internal Stripe teams to move money. 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, builds world-class developer-friendly APIs, and more. We are currently on an inflection point thinking on how we make the platform 10x better. The Banking Platform team works to ensure money gets to its destinations safely, reliably and in a cost effective manner. As Stripe expands globally, we realize that we haven’t won yet, and know that successfully being able to take pay out to different countries is crucial to our progress in economic globalization. We’re investing in the Banking Platform team to run the infrastructure that supports a wide variety of bank payouts and payment methods. You’ll help abstract the rails for money and movement while rigorously understanding properties such as speed, cutoff, currency and fees.

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, and deployments.  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 and at scale. Your solutions will allow our business to scale and achieve a best in class price/performance ratio.
The Orchestration team within Compute at Stripe is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by product teams to build microservices to support our business. This includes defining and driving the vision necessary to achieve best of breed scale and availability. Some of the technologies that we work with include Linux OS & Kernel, Kubernetes, and AWS EC2. We continuously invest in building new distributed services and scaling existing technologies while working with various teams to meet their current and future needs.

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.
Responsibilities
  • 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
  • 5-10 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 Kubernetes
  • Experience with Go and Ruby