Backend / API Engineer, LATAM

Website Stripe

A technology company that builds economic infrastructure

Backend / API Engineer, LATAM
Build the core of Stripe products, services and APIs in spectacularly robust fashion.

The 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 LATAM team is responsible for building the payments products & infrastructure needed to launch new markets and process payments successfully throughout Latin America.

As a global platform company, Stripe processes payments, runs marketplaces, detects fraud, and helps entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world. Our success depends on building the best payments system possible for our merchants, when our merchants succeed we succeed. As a backend engineer on the team, you will build and expand Products, APIs and services while working with our partners to launch new markets and capabilities.

You will:
-Be responsible for integrating, extending, and expanding Stripe’s products and services to support merchants and their customers in Latin America
-Help define and measure the quality of our products in the region
-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 Stripe features
-Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes across the company

You may be fit for this role if you:
-Have 6+ years of backend engineering experience building or supporting online products
-Love to design systems that are elegant abstractions over complex financial industry patterns/practices
-Believe that the mission of building financial infrastructure for Latin America is worth pursuing, and are motivated by reducing the complexity of the existing landscape
-Think about systems and services and write high quality code. We work mostly in Ruby, with some Java – However, languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than – knowledge of a particular language or framework
-Are comfortable with goals that are ambiguous, and can help drive them towards clarity
-Are excited as much by the impact you create as you are by how you achieve it
-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



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