Engineering Manager, Application Security Infrastructure, Security Engineering


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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. We are looking for an experienced manager to join us and help lead Stripe's Threat  Infrastructure Team.  As the Threat Infrastructure Engineering Manager, you will manage a team responsible for building investigation platforms and tooling, alert and remediation pipelines, as well as ensuring the reliability and quality of security data collected from various sensors and applications used within security investigations. 

At Stripe, we are building a security detection and response infrastructure using data science tooling and big data systems that will help us with scale while making onboarding and analysis of new data easy and transparent. You’ll partner heavily with the various data science teams at Stripe to understand their roadmap and align capabilities for security needs. You’ll also maintain strong partnerships with product and other engineering teams to help convey threat awareness and to collect data requirements for any monitoring and response needs throughout Stripe.  

You will:

  • Possess experience building and leading outstanding, highly technical teams
  • Genuinely enjoy helping people develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • Understand what makes teams successful and what role a manager can play in that process
  • Set clear goals and directions, and provide regular feedback on team members’ performance
  • Develop both the long-term vision and strategy for the team and prioritize day-to-day operations
  • Build and deliver scalable, simple technical solutions
  • Develop collaborative relationships across the entire organization at Stripe
  • Help the team develop and interface effectively with the rest of Stripe
  • Partner with teams that maintain data tooling available at Stripe and determine how to best leverage, modify, or fork them for use by security
  • Be metrics driven for reliability, latency and quality related to the detection pipeline both for easy debugging and constant improvement of detection bottlenecks

You might be a fit for this role if you:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in leadership in a large engineering organization
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Data pipelines design or heavy consumer of data science tooling and infrastructure
  • Have a strong engineering background and are interested in scaled data systems
  • Have experience architecting distributed systems built with open source tools.
  • Have experience building libraries and tooling that provide beautiful abstractions to users
  • Have experience leading teams responsible for tooling such as Kafka, Flink, Airflow and various Notebook technology
  • Ability to build strong relationships and drive cross functional projects with engineering partners


  • Ability to drive concurrent projects and initiatives while managing operational responsibilities
  • An exemplary, user-focused communication style; emphasizing clarity, empathy and accuracy
  • Demonstrated success managing/building a remote team
  • Ability to deliver capabilities to teams in an iterative manner while building towards a larger vision
  • Demonstrated success overseeing internal tool development and automation at scale
  • Experience with  security technologies including endpoint detection, network technologies,  AWS cloud services.
  • Understanding of technical requirements needed for an effective detection and response capability
  • A willingness to lead by example and participate in the work as necessary



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Engineering Manager, Access Management

The Security Infrastructure group is responsible for delivering a highly trusted foundation for Stripe to operate on. Our teams provides consistent primitives regardless of the underlying infrastructure, enforcing strong security guarantees by default.

The Access Management team’s mission is to protect our users’ data by enforcing least privilege access controls inside Stripe, while also providing a surprisingly seamless experience for Stripes to get the permissions they need to do their best work.

This leader will chart out the long term vision for Access Management at Stripe and grow the team to realize that vision, in close collaboration with stakeholders across Security leadership and broader Stripe. The team is currently seeded with tenured Stripe engineers and this will be a greenfield opportunity to help the group continue to scale, setup for success by a strong foundation. 

This team will deliver:

  • A permissions management system which guides users towards least privilege
  • Improvements to our business justification systems, moving from human based reviews of access to computed models for reasoning about access levels
  • A seamless permission UX that fades into the background
  • Workflows for access control that evolve into an increasingly mobile device first, globally located, remote workforce
  • Integrations between our group based permission management systems and our fine-grained service policies and data annotations, to allow users to more concretely reason about exactly what level of access is granted

You may be a good fit if:

  • You have a track record of leading productive engineering teams
  • You have a low ego and bring a high degree of empathy
  • You have a passion for building teams that include identities, backgrounds, and experiences that - reflect those of our ideal user base
  • You encourage a healthy work environment that’s both supportive and challenging
  • You’re excited to help engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • You understand what makes teams successful and what role a manager can play in that process
  • You’re clear and persuasive in writing and in person
  • You lead by example, by setting the right context, and by helping teammates do their best work
  • You know when to let a team work through problems and when to jump in to help
  • You’re technical enough to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
  • You have at least a couple of years of engineering management experience


Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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