Frontend Engineer, Design Systems
Stripe is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we’re scaling in every dimension: users, revenue, people, technology, processes, and more, in order to help us achieve that.
The Design Systems team is a group of engineers and designers who build the foundations of Stripe’s user interfaces. This includes building the systems, APIs, documentation and processes that enable developers and designers at Stripe to construct great user experiences. We’re looking for people passionate about distilling complexity across a breadth of problems. We’re out to lead the industry with what we do.
Frontend Engineers on the Design Systems team build user interface components and libraries that scale to the business needs of a multi-product business, while also being performant, reliable, secure, responsive, and accessible. We deliver equally elegant developer experiences, striving to abstract complexity, and enabling product teams who leverage our libraries to deliver customer experiences that our users love.
You’ll work on one of the industry’s most important code bases, and be working on some of our most cross-cutting systems that power an ever increasing amount of the internet’s GDP. We’re looking for great engineers that are passionate about the intersection of surprisingly great user experience and real world business problems.
Build UI components, libraries, tools, and infrastructure that powers the platform that impacts every Stripe user, whether they’re an end user, developer, or partner
Ensure our UI components and libraries are reliable, scalable, secure, and extensible
Help drive sound technical decision making and lead technical conversations with other teams across Stripe
Debug production issues across our UI programming model with an eye towards improving maintainability over the long term
We’re looking for someone who has:
A combined passion for great user experience and API design
Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
Empathy, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to work effectively with a team
A desire to work closely with developers who depend on your libraries to deliver customer value
An appreciation for the importance of good documentation – internal and external
Attention to detail, especially around performance, accessibility, reliability, and security
Projects you may work on:
Building the web components, design system, and UI infrastructure behind all of Stripe’s user interfaces
Shaping complex problems into elegant component and patterns
Building charting and visualization libraries
Communicating closely with engineers and designers at Stripe to create a superlative developer experience and documentation
What’s it like to work at Stripe?
Stripe is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Stripe makes it easy to start, run, and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.
We look at Stripe as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.
We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues exceptionally well. The kind of people who are committed to going out of their way to help other Stripes in the short-term and pushing them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).
We’re a highly cross-functional organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We have long tables in the kitchen for a reason (to enable everyone to meet new people and learn from them). We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Stripes all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.
In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.