Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

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.

About the team

The Support Experience engineering organization builds and improves Stripe’s user support from end to end: how users get help within our products, how they get in touch with us when they have questions, and how our teams use internal tools to answer those questions. We’re accountable for the quality and reliability of this support stack and we use data and firsthand user research to continuously improve it.

Providing great support to users of all sizes is culturally important to everyone at Stripe. We are a group of capable, friendly, user-oriented engineers that partner closely on this problem with Stripe’s world-class design, product, and operational teams. This includes the external-facing support interfaces (https://support.stripe.com/), content, entry points, internal tooling, case routing, and helping product teams across the company reduce support volume by improving our products.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for an engineer who can bring technical leadership to a new engineering team. Projects you'll work on might include:

  • Defining the technical vision and architecture for Stripe’s support products and systems.
  • Building engaging, responsive user interfaces that make it truly enjoyable to get help from Stripe. For example, we used React to build a chat UI from the ground up so that it would feel at home in the Stripe Dashboard.
  • Scaling the contact platform that connects Stripe users with the teams that are best equipped to help them. This might involve implementing new API endpoints for use across multiple products, iterating on data pipelines to maximize visibility into our support operations, or adding to our billing pipeline so that we can offer paid support plans in new regions.
  • Improving the internal tools that empower our user-facing teams to build new case-solving workflows, publish dynamic, localized content to our user-facing support site, and answer every support request with the right context for any user.


  • Build, operate, and improve support products for all of Stripe’s users, from one-person startups to Premium Support users and large enterprises.
  • Own problems from end to end, managing complexity and change, engaging directly with cross-functional stakeholders to think through everything from business impact, to reliability and operability, to the pixel-perfection of individual support interactions.
  • Scope and lead large technical projects with enormous impact across many teams at Stripe.
  • Serve as a role model for our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter.
  • Arbitrate and advise Stripe’s leadership team on critical decisions correctly that fully consider software best practices, system realities, and numerous stakeholders’ preferences and concerns.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization such as experts in product, design, infrastructure, and operations.
  • Teach and mentor the next generation of technical leaders at 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

  • Have a strong technical background, including 10+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • Experience in architecting and designing full-stack systems that delivered critical impact to a business
  • Enjoy being a generalist, working on frontend, backend, infrastructure, data pipelines, or billing pipelines as needed to solve problems and delight our users. (You don’t need to be an expert in all of these but it helps to be interested in learning about them.)
  • Skilled in working with technical and cross-functional stakeholders across the company: building alignment, driving decision making, and communicating transparently
  • Experience mentoring and helping in the development of engineers and peers
  • Effective at giving and receiving constructive feedback to/from peers

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience building software for customer support or operations organizations
  • Experience leading projects across multiple engineering teams
  • Proficient in JavaScript/TypeScript, React, Ruby, Java
Office-assigned Stripes in most of our locations are currently expected to spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This expectation may vary depending on role, team and location. For example, Stripes in our Bucharest, Romania site have an 80% in-office expectation, and those in Stripe Delivery Center roles in Mexico City, Mexico and Bengalaru, India work 100% from the office. Also, some teams have greater in-office attendance requirements, to appropriately support our users and workflows, which the hiring manager will discuss. This approach helps strike a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility when possible.

Stripe does not yet include pay ranges in job postings in every country. Stripe strongly values pay transparency and is working toward pay transparency globally.

Office locations



Infrastructure & Corporate Tech

Job type

Full time