Stripe’s fifth engineering hub is Remote

Generally the creation of an office is not that interesting, but I include Stripe’s creation of a 5th engineering hub - ‘Remote’ - for a few reasons. The cost of living in major markets (including where Stripe currently has engineering - San Francisco, Seattle, Dublin, and Singapore) continues to go up. The debate about decentralized and distributed teams continues to rage, and companies big and small are trying to figure out how to deal. Stripe establishing Remote as a location is an important stake in the ground by an very influential company in the zeitgeist, with very thoughtful rationale.

We are doing this to situate product development closer to our customers, improve our ability to tap the 99.74% of talented engineers living outside the metro areas of our first four hubs, and further our mission of increasing the GDP of the internet. Stripe will hire over a hundred remote engineers this year. They will be deployed across every major engineering workstream at Stripe.

Stripe is known for its thoughtful approach to company building and growth. I’m interested to see the waves it creates.


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