Stripe is hiring a

Software Engineer, API Platform 

London, United Kingdom

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

Stripe is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world, and we’re scaling in every dimension: users, revenue, people, technology, processes, and more. Product and Partner Platform is the team enabling Stripe’s expansion of products and growth of users; our organization is responsible for developer, partner and end user experience across Stripe.

The API Platform teams are building the systems that support Stripe’s API. We’re looking for people passionate about distilling complexity across a breadth of problems, and while it’s often written as a cliche, we mean it when we say we’re out to lead the industry with what we do. We are major contributors to the latency and reliability of Stripe’s API, and you’ll be responsible for ensuring we maintain a reliable and secure platform.

API Platform is a unique environment where you’ll be working across all of Stripe’s products, and truly steering the future of Stripe’s APIs, Developer, and User Experiences, whilst working with world class engineers.

What You'll Do

You will:

  • Build amazing end-to-end API and developer experiences
  • Build Stripe’s public API infrastructure and tooling
  • Ensure our APIs are secure, reliable, and performant
  • Solve product problems and build delightful API and developer experiences for our users

Who you are

You may be a fit for this role if:

  • 3+ years of industry experience building high quality code and infrastructure
  • Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
  • A passion for API design and amazing developer experiences
  • An ability to collaborate with designers, product managers, and other Stripe product teams to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving our users’ problems
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment involving different functions, stakeholders, and subject matter experts
  • Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
  • A desire to work closely with developers who depend on your libraries to deliver customer value
  • Attention to detail, especially around performance, accessibility, reliability, and security

Projects you may work on:

  • Building the future of the Stripe API
  • Building and scaling Stripe’s API Infrastructure
  • Working with product teams to extend the capabilities of our APIs

What’s it like to work at Stripe?

Stripe is helping the internet fulfil 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.



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