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Backend Product Engineer, Payment Flows

Company: Stripe
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Payment Flows team makes it simple for developers to accept money from any customer in the world using our payments APIs. Our APIs enable developers to accept their first payment in a few hours. As their business grows, we augment every step of their checkout flow with powerful features, such as localization with payment methods and fraud detection. At the same time, we work to keep our payments APIs fast and reliable.

You'll play a critical role in expanding our API capabilities and building highly performant and reliable systems. We're looking for people with a strong background or interest in building successful products; you're comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail; and you are motivated by the user impact of your work.

## You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs and systems that power the payments APIs
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Work with engineers across the company to launch new features at scale
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

## You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Have ideally 6+ years of experience shipping high-quality products
  • Have technically led projects which have involved multiple engineering teams
  • Enjoy and have experience building APIs
  • Think about systems and services and write high quality code; we care much more about your general engineering skills than knowledge of a particular language or framework
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when shipping product, going to extra mile to delight users
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts; as example, almost every role at Stripe collaborates with engineers, from Sales and Support in sharing feedback from our customers to Legal and Risk in tracking money movement around the world
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise

It's not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas. For instance, we have wonderful team members who are really focused on their customers' needs and building amazing user experiences, but didn't work on APIs before joining Stripe.

## You might work on:

  • Defining API abstractions that model use cases such as checkout flows and tax calculation
  • Launching a new payment method
  • Architecting reliability and latency improvements to our API foundations
  • Advising other teams in designing and building new API features

## 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.

Keywords: Stripe, San Francisco , Backend Product Engineer, Payment Flows, Other , San Francisco, California

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