Engineering Manager, Streaming Platform

Stripe (View all Jobs)

US / Canada

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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 Streaming Infrastructure team builds and operates the streaming platform that enables the flow of data between diverse systems at Stripe and serves as a backbone of Stripe infrastructure. The team is developing a globally distributed event bus to support Stripe’s growing scalability, reliability, and product requirements. We enable other teams at Stripe by creating simple abstractions and providing self-service tooling and dashboards to enable users to easily operate services on our infrastructure. We minimize operational toil for the team through regular investment in automation of maintenance operations.

We are looking for a manager who is excited about event-driven streaming architecture and leading a team to solve challenging distributed systems problems, as well as developing empathetic partnerships with other Stripe teams to understand their use-cases and unlock new capabilities.

What you’ll do

  • Work on a high-visibility team and be part of shaping Stripe’s long term streaming strategy.
  • Work with engineers and other leaders at Stripe to understand opportunities to better leverage our streaming infrastructure
  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical quality, reliability, and ease-of-use
  • Lead and manage processes to help the team do its best work and engage effectively with the rest of Stripe
  • Recruit great engineers, in collaboration with Stripe’s recruiting team
  • Develop engineers on the team, helping them advance in their careers
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s engineering management team

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. 

Minimum requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience managing teams that shipped and operated critical distributed system infrastructure.
  • Successfully recruited and built great teams.
  • Works effectively cross-functionally and is able to think rigorously, communicate effectively, and make or coordinate hard decisions and
    trade-offs.
  • Thrives with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in an ambiguous environment.
  • Technical acumen to drive clarity with staff engineers about architecture and technical strategic decisions.
  • Encourage a healthy and inclusive work environment that’s both challenging and supportive.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with streaming platforms such as Apache Kafka, Apache Flink or Amazon Kinesis.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for different audiences
    (leadership, users, company-wide).
  • Strong quantitative and analytical background.
  • Productively lead fully remote teams.

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