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Backend / API Engineer, FX

Stripe

Stripe

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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.

About the team

The FX team is here to make foreign exchange on Stripe seamless, intuitive and attractive to our merchants and their customers. This involves designing and building fullstack, foreign exchange experiences, APIs and backing services in order to elegantly handle the complexities of individual markets, their currencies, quirks and regulation.

What you’ll do

Backend Engineers at Stripe are comfortable working on new products under fluid conditions, seamlessly balancing tactical and strategic considerations.

Responsibilities

  • Scope and lead technical projects, laying the groundwork for our products to iteratively evolve and scale
  • Design, build, expand and maintain APIs and services
  • Work with our partners to design and launch new features and capabilities
  • Align our technical decisions with Stripe’s broad strategic initiatives, while also advocating for needs specific to emerging new businesses
  • Work with engineers across the company to understand when existing infrastructure can be leveraged vs. when building a bespoke solution is prudent
  • Develop and execute against both short- and long-term roadmaps. Make effective tradeoffs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation

Who you are

The FX team is looking for a highly motivated engineer to support our merchants ability to transact globally. This will involve solving complex problems related to foreign exchange, crossborder money movement and much more! 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

  • Have a strong technical background, including 3+ years of industry experience building high quality code and infrastructure
  • Understand good practices of building and working with APIs
  • Measure your success in terms of business impact, not lines of code Internalize the best ideas from across the organization, humbly setting a vision that others are excited to get behind
  • Work well cross-functionally and earn trust from co-workers at all levels. You are often cited as the inspiration for engineers that join your team
  • Care deeply about mentorship and growing engineers
  • Prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and have a good intuition for what will last and scale
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different areas of expertise. Engineering works closely with a variety of teams: Sales and Support to better understand our customers’ needs, Legal and Accounting to understand how global policies influence our money-moving infrastructure, etc.

Preferred qualifications

  • Have direct experience of foreign exchange trading products or systems
  • Have experience in ensuring great user experience and ease of use of features and products you build.
  • Have experience with financial product companies and interest in financial products and markets

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.

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is £72,000 - £144,000. This range may change if you are hired in another location. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings (“OTE”) range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and specific location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the primary location may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Specific benefits and details about what compensation is included in the salary range listed above will vary depending on the applicant’s location and can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Benefits/additional compensation for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; retirement plans; health benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

London

Team

Payments

Job type

Full time