Infrastructure Engineer, Services - Workflow Engine

Stripe (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, Seattle, NYC, USA (Remote), Toronto, 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.

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 Workflow Engine team makes it easier and faster to write asynchronous, stateful workflows that are both reliable and fault-oblivious. Our platform abstracts away challenging distributed system complexities and enables Stripe engineers to focus on the critical business logic they’re responsible for. Workflows power products such as Stripe Capital, Billing, and Connect, as well as many mission critical control planes. 

What you’ll do

As an infrastructure engineer on the Workflow Engine team, you will expand the service platform’s asynchronous execution capabilities and make asynchronous systems easy to build, resilient, and scalable. You will care deeply about the productivity of the engineers using our systems and work towards ensuring a thoroughly considered developer experience.


  • Work with a team of technically sophisticated engineers to solve problems for fellow Stripe engineers by understanding their needs 
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative metrics to determine priorities and measure effectiveness
  • Deliver practical, useful, and reliable tools, processes, and code refactorings to Stripe engineers
  • Design and build client SDKs for developers all over Stripe  
  • Improve, deploy, scale, and manage services and databases 
  • Contribute to open source frameworks 

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

  • You are passionate about developer experience
  • You’re results driven and pragmatic
  • Thrive in a collaborative and diverse environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Are comfortable with at least 1 of the following (Ruby, Go, Java) or keen to learn quickly

Preferred qualifications

  • Have experience working with distributed systems, especially Temporal / Cadence or other  workflow orchestration systems

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