Backend / API Engineer, Payments Product in Chicago, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Stripe   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Enterprise Technology

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Not Specified years

Posted 56 days ago

We have backend engineers in almost every team across Stripe, and in that role, you'll be making some of the most significant decisions for the company. You'll get to work with other engineers to build delightful features that span various parts of the system, as well as our business, sales and operations teams to understand and solve our users' pain points.

We're looking for people with a strong background or interest in building successful products or systems; you're comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail; and you're comfortable learning new technologies and systems.

You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across Stripe's engineering teams
  • 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

You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Enjoy and have experience building APIs
  • Think about systems and services and write high quality code. We work mostly in Ruby, with some Scala and Go. However, languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise (for example, ¼ of Stripes work in a country that's different from the one they grew up in). Almost every role at Stripe collaborates with some engineers, from Sales and Support in sharing feedback from our customers; to Legal and Accounting in supporting our systems for tracking money movement and reporting around the world.


Valid Through: 2019-10-14