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Solutions Architect, Commercial

Stripe

Stripe

IT
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Who we are

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 Commercial Solutions Architecture (SA) team works with technical and business leaders (CTO/ CIO/ CEO/ Founders etc.), payments leaders and product engineering teams in the mid-market segment to evangelize Stripe’s solutions in the market. A solutions architect’s role is to build relationships with decision makers and think strategically about the business needs of Stripe’s customers. Solution Architects identify and propose Stripe solutions to solve complex business challenges and drive growth for our customers. Commercial SAs establish and prescribe best practices around a customer’s strategy, provide business and technical thought leadership and are viewed as a trusted advisor. They work on scaling business processes aligned to maximizing account coverage while working closely with customer and partner resources to deliver a solution that can be adopted quickly.

Responsibilities

  • Drive thought leadership and build executive relationships with key business and technical stakeholders including CIO, CTO, COO, CRO, CDO & Head of Payments. Strive to become their trusted advisor.
  • Work to deeply understand the customer’s business objectives and apply Stripe’s payments, SaaS, Banking-as-a-Service and Link Network solutions to customer challenges
  • Secure the technical win for Stripe’s products by delivering demos, responding to RFPs, evangelizing Stripe’s products, and collaborating internally on narratives that align with the customer’s goals.
  • Creating scalable processes (1:M customer engagements, Webinars, office hours etc), partnerships (with external and internal partners) and scaled assets (reusable videos/ templates) in order to act as a force-multiplier in the sales process.
  • Expand Stripe’s footprint within existing accounts to new global markets and business units by introducing new capabilities and local payment methods
  • Collaborate with multiple internal stakeholders including go-to-market, product and marketing to deliver impactful EBC briefings for Mid Market accounts
  • Act as the voice of the customer to inform our product team on insights, trends, and opportunities across our mid-market accounts.
  • Work closely with professional services and partners to accelerate activations and time to live
  • Collaborate with partners to help Stripe scale and reach its Total Addressable Market
  • Approximately 25% travel is anticipated to help you connect in-person in a meaningful way with users and collaborate internally

Who You Are

An ideal candidate should have experience working for mid-market / enterprise-class software companies (preferably in In payment-tech), focused on identifying business priorities, technology strategy, and solution design.

They will have demonstrated the ability to become a trusted advisor to senior executives and facilitate customer success including business value identification(discovery/ demo cycles), road mapping, as well as advising and defining successful execution strategies.

Ideal candidates have external customer-facing experience, have payment expertise (preferred but not required) who can present and architect Stripe’s solutions, and persuade decision makers to leverage Stripe technology to drive business value. Candidates have previous experience in web architecture, enterprise architecture or experience defining and optimizing financial business processes.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in a similar customer-facing engineering role (e.g. solutions architect, sales engineer, customer success, professional services delivery) for a fin-tech/payment-tech / global software enterprise with 7+ years of total relevant experience (software development, enterprise sales/ architecture, business development etc.)
  • Experience as a customer facing roles - presenting and architecting solutions. Domain experience in the payments space is preferred
  • Deep understanding or background in writing code in at least 2 of Stripe’s primary deployment languages (Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Java, Go, etc.)
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and comfortable explaining complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able and willing to learn Stripe solutions (Payments, Billing, Connect, etc.)
  • Ability to understand how a wide variety of technologies and systems interact with each other (ERP, CRM, Billing, Tax, Legacy)
  • Executive engagement skills and presence, with an ability to establish strong relationships with key decision makers and build credibility at all levels.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities while working with multiple opportunities and customers.
  • Strong collaboration skills to work seamlessly with the broader GTM team to support our users.
  • Experience solving open ended business problems with a combination of technology and creative thinking
  • Ability to travel per business needs

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

The annual US base salary range for this role is $175,200 - $262,800. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States

Team

Solutions Architect

Job type

Full time