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.
Stripe’s Online Database teams are responsible for the two real-time storage technologies used by the rest of engineering: our MongoDB document database and our MySQL transactional database. We have a few dozen infrastructure engineers within Online Databases today spread across several different teams, and you’ll work with the team, across our org, and with the product engineers who use the systems we build.
As a Staff Engineer you’ll be empowered to make decisions with a significant impact on Stripe, and help guide our investments and strategy while making our systems reliable, secure, and a delight to use. We aim to make our platforms even more reliable and scalable than today, automate away the toil inherent in operating a large database server farm, and empower and educate our users. We’re close to the people using our systems and we constantly get feedback that we use to make our systems better.
We’re looking for people with a strong background and demonstrated leadership in database technologies, ideally experienced with open-source relational or document database technology. Staff Engineers at Stripe are empowered to operate autonomously, and are counted on to help drive Stripe forward. Many successful engineers at Stripe and on Online Databases work remotely from both the US and Canada, and we’d be happy to talk to you about the possibility of working remote.
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 requirement.