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Full-Time

Engineering Manager of Managers

Core Infrastructure

Posted on 12/13/2022

Stripe

Stripe

5,001-10,000 employees

Online payment processing and financial infrastructure

Financial Services
Data & Analytics

Junior, Mid, Senior

United States

Category
DevOps & Infrastructure
Required Skills
MySQL
Redis
MongoDB
REST APIs
Requirements
  • We're looking for someone who has:
  • Managed teams that have shipped and operated large scale, highly available distributed systems, with database experience (MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, etcd, zookeeper) a plus
  • Extreme customer focus, committed to investing in partnerships with other Stripe engineers to establish empathy and understand their use-cases
  • A genuine enjoyment of learning and diving into the nuts-and-bolts of how things work, with the ability to question and direct architectural decisions
  • The ability to work well cross-functionally, and the ability to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
  • A strong quantitative and analytical background
  • The ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • The desire to encourage a healthy, inclusive work environment that's both supportive and challenging
  • Successfully recruited and built great teams
  • Experience managing teams of 50+ engineers
Responsibilities
  • Be directly responsible for defining and implementing the database strategy that will power Stripe for the next five years
  • Work with engineers and other leaders to improve our database platform, primarily in the areas of availability, performance, and security
  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical quality, reliability, and developer satisfaction
  • Manage processes to help the team do its best work and engage effectively with the rest of Stripe
  • Recruit great engineers and managers in collaboration with Stripe's recruiting team
  • Mentor and coach managers to create healthy and well-executing teams
  • Develop engineers on the team, enabling them to advance in their careers
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives
  • 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

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform that facilitates online and in-person payments, subscription management, invoicing, and fraud management. It provides a unified platform, powerful APIs, and no-code options for developers, with a technology-first approach to payments and finance.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$9.3B

Headquarters

South San Francisco, California

Founded

2010

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

11%

Benefits

Inclusive coverage - We provide a thoughtful and balanced set of benefits that allow Stripes to be their best selves and do great work. Whether that means offering comprehensive mental, physical, and medical health plans, supporting Stripes’ financial futures, providing fertility benefits and parental leave, or making sure Stripes have access to healthy food at the office, our robust programs put Stripes and their families first.

Growth by way of learning - We are voracious learners and teachers. Our Education team delivers an onboarding and product training curriculum for all new Stripes, and hosts expert-led courses on things like project management fundamentals and macroeconomics. Beyond the formal program, Stripes are constantly sharing knowledge with each other through conversation, documentation, reading groups, and informal talks.

A principled approach to food - The food program holds a special place in Stripe’s history and future. These Stripes come to our kitchen from a breadth of backgrounds and experiences, and focus on one proposition—respect. This is apparent not only in the local ingredients they work with or in the gracious, teamwork-driven buffet lines, but also in their approach to growing a global team through sustainable food practices and minimal waste.

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