Staff Engineer, Consumer Platform

Stripe (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, Seattle, New York City

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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.

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

As Stripe expands up the stack from APIs to UIs, hosted experiences, and no-code solutions, building for consumers has become an even more critical part of our mission to create the economic infrastructure of the internet. Consumers decide what to purchase, how to purchase, and who to purchase from. By focusing on their problems and needs – the way they make decisions and the user journeys they follow – we can build faster, more trustworthy, and higher converting products for consumers and merchants alike.

Consumer Platform is a brand new team at Stripe. Our team is responsible for building a platform that powers abstractions for consumer money movement, regulatory reporting, support tooling, and consumer data privacy obligations to support multiple consumer product initiatives. You will partner with many functions at Stripe such as identity, risk, privacy, payments, with the opportunity to work on both infrastructure/platform systems, as well as produce direct user-facing business impact. We are undertaking several new efforts, where you can have an outsized impact on the architecture, implementation, and design choices behind these systems. 

Stripe has not historically built consumer facing products. Doing so will require both greenfield, full stack development and horizontal integrations across existing surfaces. We’re looking for technical leaders who are invigorated by the opportunity to have a major impact on how users interact with Stripe. You must be comfortable dealing with multiple moving pieces, effective in working cross-functionally, and excited about learning new technologies and systems.

What you'll do


  • Identify, scope and lead large technical projects that build software services and platforms for Consumer products at Stripe
  • Advise Stripe leadership on key technology and product roadmap considerations
  • Partner cross-functionally with many teams: Engineering, Product, Operations, Risk, Legal, etc. 
  • Iterate rapidly, collaborating with product and design to launch the first versions of new products or features
  • Lay the foundation to support Stripe’s long-term consumer vision
  • Teach and mentor both individual contributors and managers to become the next generation of leaders at Stripe. As a senior member on a new team, you will be looked to for guidance

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

  • Have a strong technical background, including 8+ years of experience designing and engineering large-scale systems or products
  • Have served as the technical lead and defined the roadmap for complex projects spanning multiple teams and functions
  • Have worked well cross-functionally and earn trust from co-workers at all levels. You are often cited as the inspiration for engineers that join your team. You care deeply about mentoring and growing engineers
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Combine a rigorous approach to systems engineering with a pragmatic focus on delivering value to users quickly
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise and perspectives

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I'm a one-man team looking to improve tech interviews, and could use any support! 😄

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