17 days ago


Seattle, WA


   The Head of Corporate Engineering is responsible for driving excellent technical judgement and decision making that correctly anticipate future scalability and reliability challenges across a global engineering team consisting of our internal infrastructure, networking, and client platform teams. Together, these teams provide secure and reliable foundations upon which internal tools are built and used by all Stripes. If you are a candidate who has the vision of what could be, who has the ability to cultivate relationships, and a belief in developing the skills and talents of others, then you may be the ideal person for this position.

You will:

Hire, build and develop a high performing team of leaders and engineers who have responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining our internal infrastructure services such as our IaaS platform, client platform fleet management, and our corporate networking services
Develop an infrastructure product strategy and roadmap that enables the business through innovation and efficiencies, and incorporates reliability and security principles in alignment with the company goals
Develop productive, collaborative, cross-functional relationships with various groups including key stakeholders, product consumers, providers, and the Security org
Develop, maintain, and regularly report on success metrics that measure the operational health, performance, effectiveness and efficiency of the products the team is responsible for delivering
Demonstrate hands-on technical depth that enables direct oversight, problem-solving leadership, and oversight of complex infrastructure implementation, system upgrades, and operational troubleshooting
Ruthlessly prioritize workloads against available resources, level of impact, and desired business impact

Our ideal candidate will have:

10+ years of relevant experience including experience leading a 50+ engineering organization, a demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and hold accountable a high-performing, distributed team, and demonstrated ability to bring people together against a set of strategies and goals
10+ years of overall technical experience, including deep technical knowledge of infrastructure management of diverse local- and cloud-based topologies with strong emphasis on cloud infrastructure
8+ years of experience of managing products, budgets, and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners.
Prior experience managing teams that shipped and operated critical infrastructure, particularly cloud infrastructure involving distributed systems with varying access patterns and workloads
Prior experience and demonstrated success delivering technical solutions in high-growth environments with a proven track record of innovative thinking balanced with a strong customer and quality focus
Prior demonstrated experience being a catalyst for positive change, ability to influence and be influenced, all within in a global, fast-paced growth environment
Forward-thinking strategist with proven success in translating strategy to tactical plans with high-quality execution and delivery.
A healthy skepticism for the status quo and an unwillingness to settle
An empathetic leader style and have a strong self-awareness