Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Compute

Stripe (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, Seattle, NYC, USA (Remote), Canada (Remote)

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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

The Compute team at Stripe is in charge of building the core infrastructure used by product teams to build micro-services which 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, 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.


Stripe’s infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. We process payments, run marketplaces, help entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world, and more. The Compute organization is composed of teams that manage our OS components, cloud infrastructure, Linux servers, container orchestration, and deployments. As a Staff Engineer 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.

What you’ll do

As a Staff Software Infrastructure Engineer in Compute, you will design, plan, build, and maintain container infrastructure used by all Stripe service teams and help mentor and grow the next generation of technical leaders at Stripe.


  • Lead technical conversations and decision making with other infrastructure and backend teams
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale, while improving internal engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Participate in roadmap planning and prioritization
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Identify the shared compute needs across Stripe, understand their specific requirements, and prioritize solutions

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

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • 8+ years of professional experience in a software development role
  • 2+ years experience with Kubernetes
  • A strong engineering background in distributed infrastructure services
  • A deep understanding of metrics, alarms, and dashboards
  • Experience with operations and on-call
  • Experience with cloud networking, TCP/UDP, and TLS protocols
  • Experience optimizing the reliability and security of distributed systems
  • Experience with scaling and migrating systems with little to no downtime
  • Experience mentoring engineers at various stages in their careers
  • Experience using one of the major cloud providers - AWS/Azure/OCI/Google 
  • Experience developing, maintaining and debugging distributed systems

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in a development team in AWS/Azure/OCI/Google 
  • 2+ years experience with Go

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