Backend Engineer, Local Payment Methods

Stripe Seattle, Washington
backend engineer stripe payments design team engineering financial data technical cloud adoption software
March 24, 2023
Seattle, Washington
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


About The Team

Stripe s payments products have helped to accelerate many of the world s

most innovative companies, and the Payments Methods team owns one of

Stripe s most critical workflows, a platform that processes billions of

dollars in payments annually.

We see more and more payment methods coming to the Buy Now Pay Later,

Wallets, Bank Debits and Bank Transfers space. These provide more

benefits to merchants and enable functionality that was not present

before. These innovations are only increasing as new payment methods

come to market each month. The team is focused on increasing the

coverage and adoption of locally preferred payment methods for all our

users. This includes building the payment method platform and the

payment method integrations, and working on the adoption funnel to

increase usage.

What you ll do

Engineers on the team have the opportunity to expand the reach of

Stripe s global payments network, design and implement novel payment

capabilities, and deliver best-in-class reliability and performance.

Learn more about payment methods at Stripe s Payment Methods Guide.

  • Scope, design and implement unique, large scale, high-performance distributed computing engine to handle billions of money movement requests in face of complex and often changing business logic
  • Scope, design and implement highly performant hybrid transaction processing solution for large scale financial data
  • Build a comprehensive set of tools to enable effective and delightful developer experience for payment related products by codifying complex payment logic and engineering needs with declarative artifacts (data model, rules, configurations, etc)
  • Design, build, and maintain platform APIs, services, dashboards and user Interfaces to efficiently add, monitor and maintain payment methods and onboard Merchants
  • Integrate with external Payment providers
  • Help debug and solve critical production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Teach and mentor others to become the next generation of leaders at Stripe
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across the company to build new features at large-scale, while improve internal 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


Minimum Requirements
  • A strong technical background, including 5+ years of experience with software engineering
  • Strong coding skills in Java or related languages for building high performance services
  • Good understanding and practical knowledge in cloud based services (e.g. gRPC, GraphQL, Docker/Kubernetes, cloud services such as AWS, etc.)
  • Strong expertise and practical knowledge in database technologies particularly in utilizing large scale databases in the cloud, which includes clustering, sharding and failure recovery of RDBMS, Key-value store, and document databases
  • Familiarity with the full life cycle of software development, from design and implementation to testing and deployment
  • Strong analytical capability especially in modeling complex business flows and turning the business requirements into programmatic artifacts such as data models, algorithms, and API designs
  • Experience in systems engineering on large scale testing, as well as reliability, security, and observability

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior knowledge in financial technology space, particularly in payment processing

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