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.

About the team

Stripe's users have to know they can safely make changes to their applications without risking their Stripe integrations. Being able to test against Stripe is one of the most important first steps any user will take as they add Stripe to their stack. As they scale their businesses on Stripe, users should also feel confident that they can make integration changes safely. This team is responsible for building the developer products and guardrails that provide this confidence in our API.

The Testing API and Sandboxes is responsible for giving our users any tool or product they need to verify their integration end-to-end. Whether it's manual ad-hoc testing, writing unit tests that adhere to industry best-practices, or being able to programmatically spin up and teardown a fully isolated sandbox to run in CI, a developer should be able to use our tooling to ensure confidence in their integration.

We're looking for an engineering manager to help spin up this team and effort across all of Stripe, work directly with our users to understand their problems and needs, and help align the organization on a path forward.

What you’ll doResponsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, scale, and develop an amazing team of engineers
  • Be actively involved in strategic direction and product decisions that impact all of Stripe and Stripe customers
  • Empower the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical productivity and quality
  • Work with product and infrastructure teams across Stripe to align priorities and roadmaps

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

  • 4+ years of direct Engineering Management experience, 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Have experience hiring, growing, and developing engineers
  • Lead by example in fast-paced, high-impact, ambiguous environments
  • Have experience building scalable software and backend systems
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Thrive in a collaborative cross-functional environment and fostering a great culture within a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Preferred qualifications

  • Have built diverse teams to tackle challenging technical problems and:
  • Think of yourself as entrepreneurial and enjoy moving quickly on new, green-field initiatives
  • Can strongly empathize with developer users and place our users first
  • The ability to thrive with a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Have a keen eye for product details, API design, and tools
  • Have a strong sense for industry-wide best practices around building and testing APIs