Job Post

Backend / API Engineer, LATAM

Website stripe Stripe

The new standard in online payments

Build the core of Stripe products, services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion.

Global LATAM team is a key component to Stripe’s global strategy in the Latin American market. Our mission is to reduce the barriers faced by large and emerging businesses around the world by abstracting away the complexities of payments. The Global team is responsible for building the payments products & infrastructure needed to launch new markets and process payments successfully around the world.

As a platform company powering businesses all over the world, Stripe processes payments, runs marketplaces, detects fraud, helps entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world, builds world-class developer-friendly APIs, and more. Stripe’s backend engineers work on the business logic for all of that. As a backend engineer on the Global team, you will build and expand APIs and services while working and work with our partners to launch new markets and capabilities.

You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across Stripe’s engineering teams.
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.

You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Love design systems that are elegant abstractions over complex financial industry patterns/practices.
  • Think about systems and services and write high quality code. We work mostly in Ruby, with some Scala and Go. However, languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems.
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject-matter experts.
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise (for example, ¼ of Stripes work in a country that’s different from the one they grew up in). Almost every role at Stripe collaborates with some engineers; from Sales and Support in sharing feedback from our customers, to Legal and Accounting in supporting our systems for tracking money movement and reporting around the world.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas. For instance, we have wonderful team members who are really focused on their customers’ needs and building amazing user experiences, but didn’t work on APIs before joining Stripe.

You might work on:

  • Building a new API for our users, or iterate on existing APIs.
  • Launching a new market or payment method.
  • Working with our Analytics and Fraud teams to reduce chargebacks and declines.
  • Building new tools for our business teams.

To apply for this job please visit stripe.com.