Software Engineer, Data Transformation



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 vision of the Data Transformation team is to build innovative solutions for both real time and batch data transformation backing our Payment, Ledger, ML, Fraud Detection, Analytics, and other core infrastructure systems. Our robust transformation platform scales to billions of events a day and empowers our users - ranging from Data Scientists to Engineers building data pipelines - to create exceptional Stripe product experiences. Our platform integrates with and powers many other critical platforms at Stripe, from our Reporting Platform to our ML Feature Engineering platform. Our team owns transformation abstractions and infrastructure that operates on a wide range of tech stacks including Kafka, Flink, Spark, Airflow, SQL, Python, Java, Scala, and Iceberg.

What you’ll do

As a Software Engineer on our team, you will do the following:

  • Design, build, deploy, and maintain data transformation infrastructure and services that scale to our users' needs with an eye on reliability, security, and efficiency.
  • Design ergonomic Data Transformation APIs and abstractions that Stripe’s product teams will use to enhance the experience of millions of Stripe users.
  • Ensure operational excellence and enable a highly available & reliable Data Transformation platform across streaming and batch workloads.
  • Collaborate nimbly with high-visibility teams and their stakeholders to support their key initiatives - while building a robust platform that benefits all of Stripe in the long term.
  • Build a great customer experience for developers using Data Transformation APIs and platform.

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has 2-5 years of relevant experience in software development of professional experience writing high quality production level code or software programs.
  • Has experience operating or enabling large-scale, high-availability data pipelines from design, to execution and safe change management. Expertise in Flink, Spark, Python, Java, SQL, and API design is a plus.
  • Has strong collaboration and communication skills, and can comfortably interact with both technical and non-technical participants.
  • Is familiar with designing user-facing APIs or building developer platforms. Prior experience of working on a platform with internal product teams is a plus.
  • Has the curiosity to continuously learn about new technologies and business processes.
  • Is energized by delivering effective, user-first solutions through creative problem-solving and collaboration.

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.

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is C$172,000 - C$258,000. 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


Remote locations

Remote in Canada


Data Platform

Job type

Full time