Backend / API Engineer, Identity Core

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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.

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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 Identity Core team handles the platform for Stripe Identity. Stripe Identity lets merchants programmatically confirm the identity of global users so they can prevent attacks from fraudsters while minimizing friction for legitimate customers. For more details please read the public documentation - The team enables well-intentioned persons and legal entities to engage with the financial ecosystem with ease, regardless of geography. 

  • Simplicity: For well-intentioned users, Stripe’s verification experiences feel invisible. 
  • Confidence and Scalability: For platforms,  we  provide a first-in-class experience building on Stripe, giving them confidence to scale without fear of adverse action from regulators or financial institutions. 

Observability: For internal stakeholders, we make it easy to know our customers at scale. This enables Stripe to launch new products and new markets while managing regulatory, partnership, and business risks.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Software Engineer that will help architect and design this system from ground up. You will work across a variety of projects and initiatives while also mentoring and growing others on the team.


  • Design, build, and maintain services and systems that power Stripe’s financial data management infrastructure
  • Build a great customer experience for non-engineers to reason with Financial data
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

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 have a strong technical background, including 8+ years of experience with system architecture and designing distributed systems handling large amounts of data
  • Has experience and interest in working on systems like Hadoop, Spark, Presto, Iceberg, and Airflow
  • Can debug complex problems across the whole stack
  • Focuses on the needs of our users, both internal and external
  • Holds themselves and others to a high bar when working with production
  • Has a metrics driven approach and can make informed decisions using data
  • Is able to write high quality code in a programming language (e.g. Java, Scala, Go)

Preferred qualifications

    •  Domain expertise in accounting or financial management  is a plus but not at all a requirement

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