Job Description

Software Engineer, Service Frameworks

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companiesfrom the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startupsuse 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

The Service Frameworks team is responsible for empowering teams across Stripe with primitives, abstractions and interfaces to build highly reliable and performant services. As Stripe continues to scale in its product portfolio and users, this team is at the core of ensuring product teams are able to ship faster with improved developer velocity while ensuring the services behind the scenes are well architected and have guaranteed reliability, scalability and performance.

What you’ll do

As an engineer on the team, you will work with a team of technically sophisticated engineers who make developer experience their first priority. You will build powerful interfaces leveraged by Stripe services at scale abstracting complexities like async processing, monitoring, deployment while keeping them highly available and performant.


  • Designing and building idiomatic Ruby client SDKs for developers all over Stripe.
  • Delivering practical, useful, and reliable tools, processes, and code refactorings to Stripe engineers building Ruby-based services
  • Improving deploying, scaling, and managing services
  • Partnering & working closely with infrastructure, product engineering teams
  • Mentoring junior engineers, driving & contributing to efforts to improve operational excellence within the team

Who you are

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.

Minimum requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 6 years of experience
  • Passion about developer experience
  • Experience working across different parts of the software stack (at least 2): networking, service configuration / deployments, API development, monitoring, code generation tools
  • Experience developing production software, leading and scoping work for a team of engineers
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring ability
  • Proficient in Ruby

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience designing and architecting high-level systems and distributed systems
  • Experience collaborating across engineering teams within an organization
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with systems agnostic of programming languages