Backend / Infrastructure Engineer, Stripe Terminal, Terminal Foundation
Seattle, WA or Remote
Backend / API Engineer, Stripe Terminal, Infrastructure/Foundation
Location: Remote (US/Canada only)
Build the infrastructure and tools that power Stripe’s in-person payments
Stripe Terminal helps our users extend their online presence to the physical world. The Terminal team’s mission is to make it as easy for businesses to accept in-person payments as the Stripe API has done for online payments. With Terminal, businesses can unlock in-person payments use cases that are right for their business model—whether it’s creating a superb retail experience, extending their website to a pop-up store, or enabling a mobile point-of-sale at their next event. Terminal is used by some of Stripe’s largest, fastest growing, and innovative users.
Terminal Foundation designs, builds, and maintains the services that the Terminal devices use to securely communicate with Stripe, and the tooling we use to safely manage the devices in the field. We’re infrastructure engineers who enjoy working close to the product, and we work with both product engineers and infrastructure teams across Stripe to help make Terminal a best-in-class product.
You’ll play a critical role in enabling Terminal’s global growth by building highly performant distributed systems with an emphasis on resiliency, security, and scalability. You will also build the tooling and internal systems essential for other Terminal engineers to monitor, debug, and safely deploy our software to the ever-growing fleet of Terminal devices.
- Design, build, and maintain the infrastructure that communicate with and manage terminal devices
- Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
- Plan infrastructure improvements to support the growth and global expansion of Stripe Terminal
- Build tooling and internal services for other Terminal engineering teams
We’re looking for someone who:
- Has 2+ years of backend engineering experience
- Understands how to build scalable, resilient, and observable distributed systems
- Writes high quality code in languages such as Java or Go
- Can debug complex problems across the whole stack
- Focuses on the needs of our users, both internal and external
Projects you may work on:
- Scaling Terminal’s infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of terminal readers deployed across the globe
- Building support for real-time and streaming connectivity between terminal devices in the field and our backend infrastructure
- Planning and implementing multi-region deployments for certain critical Terminal services
- Improving our CI/CD systems to automate end to end and integration tests
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.