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Staff Engineer, Local Payment Methods



Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Monday, May 27, 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

Stripe’s Local Payment Methods team (LPM Engineering) is dedicated to optimizing payment experiences globally. As we are expanding our portfolio of local payment methods we are also ensuring seamless transactions tailored to regional preferences. LPM Engineering is the first team under Stripe’s Payments umbrella to establish a presence in the new Bucharest, Romania site, part of a phased expansion of the entire group’s presence here. You will have a unique opportunity to be part of a team that helps the unlocking of new markets and empowers businesses worldwide.

What you’ll do


  • Identify and guide solutions for problems that span multiple teams
  • Set an example of the standard of your team's work and push others towards greater achievement
  • Work with our partners to launch new markets, payment methods, and capabilities
  • Align our technical decisions with Stripe’s broad strategic initiatives, while also advocating for needs specific to emerging new businesses
  • You communicate themes/vision effectively across broad populations
  • You navigate and take responsibility for complex team and cross-functional projects
  • Collaborate across the company to leverage existing infrastructure as well as build bespoke solutions where needed to solve problems end-to-end

Minimum requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in technical leadership/software architecture roles
  • Demonstrated experience in owning complex work spanning multiple function areas
  • Empathy, strong communication skills and a deep respect for the power of collaboration
  • A humble learning mindset, regardless of level or experience
  • Software engineering experience in a high-stakes production environment
  • Proficient in writing high quality code in a major programming language and a constructive attitude to help others raise the bar
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