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Backend Engineer, Tax Reporting Product



Software Engineering, Product
Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 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

Connect builds infrastructure for the world’s leading platforms and marketplaces to incorporate payments into their products. Connect has been at the forefront of Stripe’s growth due to the power of its offering, which enables our users to distribute Stripe’s payment processing directly to their sellers and merchants. As Stripe grows its suite of product offerings beyond payments, Connect will unlock a new phase of growth for Stripe by enabling our platforms to distribute all of Stripe’s products to their end users.

Tax Reporting Product builds tax products and services for the world’s leading businesses to remain compliant with the tax authorities and to solve their tax complexities so that they can operate and grow globally using Stripe’s network. Our mission is to enable businesses and Stripe to fulfill their tax reporting needs, simply. We’re solving a very hard problem of stitching together the monetary flows and reporting obligations between an expansive collection of merchants, marketplaces, financial institutions and government regulators. Our new product distills the complex rules of tax into a platform with streamlined experiences that make tax filings easy and accurate. We are also one of the top emerging SaaS product offerings within Stripe and are enabling the company’s growth beyond core payments.

What you’ll do

As a Backend Engineer on the Tax Reporting product, you will be responsible for building the core of our tax products, services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion. You will work on our most critical big data pipelines, control plane, services and APIs to enable product expansion and market growth.


  • Build a tax reporting platform with strong foundations and integrations with a wide range of Stripe’s engineering systems.
  • Design and build new platform capabilities that are configurable and scalable for the US and international tax regulations.
  • Architect core data models and big data pipelines for OLAP and OLTP workloads using Mongo, Kafka, Presto, Airflow, Apache Spark etc.
  • Improve, scalability, consistency, and resiliency for our back end services using Ruby/Sorbet, Rails, AWS, SQL etc.
  • Partner with many functions at Stripe, with the opportunity to both work on infrastructure and platform systems, as well as produce direct user-facing business impact.
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the many codebases and processes you will encounter.

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

  • Solid foundation and deep technical depth to build large scale distributed systems with a high bar for reliability, security, and global considerations.
  • Enjoy thinking rigorously about big data pipelines, services, user experiences, and diving deep into the details.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
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.

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Job type

Full time