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Engineering Manager, Go and Schemas Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 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 Go and Schema Infrastructure teams are responsible for making Stripe’s Go and service developers happy and productive. Go is used for critical edge and internal services while Protobuf schemas are used to define and validate data shared between services written in many languages and tech stacks. We work on tools, processes, and code refactoring to accelerate Stripe engineering as Stripe scales.

We’re looking for people with an interest in building the tools to improve the day to day experience of Engineers in Stripe. The ideal candidate will have a mix of technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: services, developer tooling, and build systems. Most importantly, you should have a passion for solving developer experience problems, and a pragmatic ability to ship results iteratively. You’ll be working on a mix of fault tolerant distributed systems and software which runs on individual developer machines.

What you’ll do

We work with a large, mission critical code base used by hundreds of engineers across the globe, who work on hundreds of discrete services and data jobs. You will lead teams who are responsible for the infrastructure used to edit, build, and test code for engineering teams across Stripe.

You will be responsible for defining and driving the core feature set of the platform, as well as the user experience of using the platform. The scope includes engineers who iterate on features locally, and engineers who run end-to-end tests in any supported deployment environment such as QA or pre-production.


  • Work with other Stripe leaders to design and lead developer productivity best practice
  • Empower the engineering team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity
  • Recruit great engineers, in collaboration with Stripe’s recruiting team
  • Help engineers advance in their careers and develop new skills
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Stripe’s engineering management team
  • Work with your engineering teams across Stripe to ensure the capabilities they need to safely, and reliably, deploy to production are available.
  • Own the end-to-end experience of tools. This includes working with Stripe engineers to understand pain points and delivering improvements to their day-to-day workflows.
  • Supporting efficient testing to support teams developing new or migrating old services and data jobs.
  • Developing & maintaining state-of-the-art developer tooling and increasing tooling reliability.

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

  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • Hands-on experience building tools that are used daily by other developers (e.g. CI, build support, test frameworks, devboxes, and/or IDEs)
  • A passion for supporting developer productivity
  • Successfully recruited and built great teams
  • The ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Clear and persuasive writing and in-person communication

Preferred qualifications

  • You are comfortable working with geographically distributed teams
  • You have managed teams that designed and operated critical infrastructure, particularly with a broad remit across core capabilities
  • You are empathetic to customer needs but visionary enough to not just deliver a faster horse
  • You are comfortable planning in quarters, and can set a vision for several years
  • You are excited about collaborating with teammates across Stripe’s organization, to provide a wonderful user experience for key developer workflows

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 US base salary range for this role is $224,300 - $336,500. 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 location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

South San Francisco HQ, or Seattle


Infrastructure & Corporate Tech

Job type

Full time