Infrastructure Engineer, Data Productivity

Stripe’s infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. We process payments, run marketplaces, detect fraud, help entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world, build world-class developer-friendly APIs, and more. If you’re an infrastructure engineer here, you’ll get to build the systems that power our products.

The Data Platform group is responsible for the core data tools and infrastructure that move, store, process, and analyze data​​, both at rest and in motion. Our platform powers everything from money movement across the globe to ML-based products like Radar and Identity to analytics in the Stripe dashboard.

The Data Productivity team works across Data Platform systems with a focus on maximizing the productivity of Stripes who build on top of our data infrastructure. The team owns key data productivity metrics and builds tools and abstractions that enable faster and more predictable data pipeline and product development.

We’re looking for people with a strong background (or interest!) in developer tools and/or data platforms. We’d love to hear from you whether you’re a seasoned data engineer, or whether you’ve just learned you might like working on data systems.

You will:

  • Build tools and libraries that serve as the interface to data infrastructure for all of Stripe’s engineering teams
  • Work closely with data users across Stripe to gain a deep understanding of their present and future needs
  • Debug productivity blockers across data systems and identify missing user-facing abstractions
  • Define data productivity metrics, instrument them across our systems, and lead projects to move the metrics in the right direction

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a track record of building or building on top of data infrastructure at scale 
  • Has experience in building tools to improve developer productivity
  • Focuses on the needs of our users
  • Can adopt a metrics-driven approach and make informed decisions using data
  • Can quickly get up to speed on an unfamiliar codebase and make targeted improvements
  • Is able to write high quality code in a programming language like Python, Java, Scala or Go

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.

Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.

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 encourage all engineers to transition teams once every year and a half and also take on short-term projects with other teams across Stripe. This enables engineers to learn how different parts of Stripe work while also establishing stronger ties and cross-pollination between groups.

We contribute to existing open-source projects and the people working on them, and we release several tools as open-source.

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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