Backend Engineer, Payment Performance and Fraud

Stripe (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, Seattle, Remote (North America)

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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.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Java, Ruby


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 Payment Performance & Fraud organization optimizes each of the billions of dollars of transactions processed by Stripe annually on behalf of our users, maximizing successful transactions while minimizing payment costs and fraud. We own products like Radar end-to-end, developing machine learning models, building fast and scalable services and creating intuitive user experiences. We serve real-time predictions as part of Stripe’s payment infrastructure and architect controls that leverage ML to optimally manage users’ business.

What you’ll do

As a backend engineer, you will design and build platforms and services that are configurable and scalable around the globe. You will partner with many functions at Stripe, with the opportunity to both work on infrastructure/platform systems, as well as produce direct user-facing business impact.

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable, reliable and performant services and systems
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve technical and product problems
  • Build and launch new capabilities and products that bring significant value to customers
  • Uphold our high engineering standards, and elevate quality and engineering efficiency within our many codebases and processes
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization including dependency engineering teams, product, design, infrastructure, and operations
  • Mentor engineers earlier in their technical careers to help them grow

Who you are

We’re looking for people with a strong background and passion in building successful backend systems, services and APIs that deliver impactful product values to our customers. You are comfortable in dealing with changes. You love to take initiatives, and bias towards action.

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

  • At least 5 years of professional software development experience
  • Experience in building distributed systems and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Write high quality code that is tested thoroughly, supported by clear documentation and has appropriate production observability
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Empathy with users and a strong customer focus
  • Enjoyment in working with a diverse group of people with different expertise

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with or interest in ML, which powers many of the products we own
  • Proficient in Ruby, Scala, and Java; language can be learned and we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework
  • Experience in payments and/or fraud

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