Golang Job: Software Engineer, Infrastructure

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Seattle, Washington - United States of America

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Who we are
About Stripe

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 infrastructure powers businesses all over the world. Our customers trust us with their businesses and livelihoods, and every request that stripe handles is critical. We process billions of dollars every year for millions of users, from the largest enterprises to a startup making their first sale. That is why both world-class reliability and seamless infrastructure scale are considered table stakes to support massive economic transactions for our customers.
About the team

Our team owns the core preventative reliability platforms and tools used by infrastructure and product teams across the company. Our load testing platform enables traffic generation and monitoring to ensure products are prepared to handle surges in usage, our chaos platform enables product and infrastructure experimentation to validate system resiliency and operational excellence, and our end-to-end testing platform enables change management safeguards as well as active monitoring. These are just a few examples of the internal platforms that have gone from ideation to broad adoption within our team.
What you'll do

We're looking for a distributed systems engineer with proven technical ability, solid collaboration skills and huge passion for customers to help deliver the foundation of our reliability infrastructure and work with various teams and across the entire stack to deliver world-class reliability solutions. In this role you'll contribute to the design, implementation and validation of critical reliability infrastructure components. You'll have opportunities to work on and drive projects that enable engineering teams to make their services more reliable.
You will:
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and validation of end to end reliability infrastructure and solutions that will be integrated into various services.
  • Debug production issues across services and several levels of the stack.
  • Participate and contribute to all the design discussions and code reviews within your team.
  • Deliver value through a strong collaborative approach with multiple customers and stakeholders across Stripe.
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:
  • 2+ years of professional hands-on software development experience, able to write well-factored algorithms and have experience with commonly used data structure and algorithms
  • Hands-on experience contributing to or building large scale distributed systems
  • Strong collaboration skills, can work across workstreams within your team and contribute to your peers' success
  • Customer obsession, ability to articulate and represent customer experience in various forums to drive the right outcome
  • Have the ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy, responsibility, and think of yourself as entrepreneurial
Preferred qualifications:
  • Genuine interest and/or experience in debugging and troubleshooting complex distributed systems problems
  • Familiarity with the common patterns and practices for building reliable software
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Golang, React, Scala, Ruby, Java or Python is a plus

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.