Software Engineer, Developer Environments

Stripe (View all Jobs)

Remote, North America, SEA, SF, NY, Chicago

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Interview Process

1. Programming/debugging phone screen 2. On-site with your own laptop/setup and full access to internet. Interviews include systems design, 45 min practical coding question, integrating an API exercise, debugging, and talking with hiring manager about team alignment.

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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

In the same way that we want our APIs and tools to delight our users, the Developer Productivity organization aims to keep our ever growing Stripe engineering team productive by working on tools, processes, and infrastructure that improves their lives. In this mission, the Developer Environments team is responsible for building the backbone of the code authoring platform at Stripe ensuring there is a happy path between keystrokes and seeing code run. We work on a wide variety of systems ranging from IDE integrations to a remote code development platform and tackle fundamental challenges like how to best develop in a multi-services environment.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for people with a strong background and/or interest in building developer tools with experience in IDE development, cloud technologies or system design. The ideal candidate will have a mix of technical expertise in those fields, a passion for solving developer experience problems, and a pragmatic ability to ship results iteratively.
Due to the nature of our work, we often end up interacting with various technologies used at Stripe and others that directly benefit our users. Candidates that enjoy working across many components, getting to know new codebases and interacting with various domains experts will be at home in this position.


  • Work on IDE extensions for both VSCode and other code authoring tools
  • Work on our remote code development system that supports our iterative development loop
  • Work on our service scheduling and service mesh development server
  • Create GUI and command-line tools that help achieve certain workflows better
  • Work with a team of technically sophisticated engineers who make developer experience their first priority.
  • Experience a wide range of technologies that you will use to both understand the pain points of your fellow engineers and improve their productivity.
  • Work with stakeholders across Stripe to balance and accommodate competing desires.
  • Deliver practical, useful, and reliable tools, processes, and systems to Stripe engineers.
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative metrics to determine priorities and measure effectiveness.

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

  • Passionate about developer experience
  • Feel comfortable brushing with a wide range of technologies and enjoy getting to know new systems
  • Experienced with either Ruby or Go, and open to working with other languages
  • Results driven and pragmatic
  • Thrive in a collaborative and diverse environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with cloud technologies and/or system design

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