Software Engineer, Platform Security
San Francisco. Remote in North America
Platform Security is responsible for delivering a highly trusted foundation for Stripe to operate on. The team provides consistent primitives regardless of the underlying infrastructure, enforcing strong security guarantees by default. As a Software Engineer on the Platform Security team, your work is not only impactful; it is critical to the long-term success of Stripe and Stripe’s users. Our users trust us with some of their most sensitive information, and we make security a first-class consideration in everything we do.
Design, build, and maintain Stripe’s Platform Security Architecture
Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter
Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
Make impactful decisions about systems and security — their edge cases, failure modes, and lifecycles
Architect and build out solutions and frameworks that address current and future threats to Stripe’s infrastructure
Our ideal candidate:
Can write defensive, high-quality code that addresses real-world engineering and security problems
Has software engineering experience in production environment
Has a knack for finding flaws in software and can effectively communicate how to fix them
Has the ability to find creative ways of reducing risk of inherently insecure efforts
Can think about problems from an out-of-the box perspective, doesn’t always default to industry norms
Has strong communication skills and a natural inclination to collaborate
What’s it like to work at Stripe?
Stripe is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Stripe makes it easy to start, run and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.
Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.
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.
In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.
We look forward to hearing from you
At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.