Solutions Architect (New Zealand)



New Zealand · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Who We Are

About Stripe

At Stripe, you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach. 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.

About The Team

The Solutions Architecture Team partners with our users to realize their full potential through the adoption of prescriptive solutions that drive their growth and success.

We work with founders, C-level executives, finance leaders, product design and engineering teams at large global brands and platforms who are building financial services solutions with Stripe. We work closely with Account Executives, Professional Services, Customer Success Managers, Partners, Technical Account Managers Product, and Engineering teams to develop and execute on the account strategy for Stripe in market.

What You’ll Do

As Stripe’s first on-the-ground Solutions Architect in NZ, you will be responsible for both the business of Stripe in New Zealand but also be the technical representative of Stripe for the country. You will be building trusted relationships with brand new founders to the C-suite, and solving mission-critical business challenges for our users. You will be building new business models and help expand existing ones with users of all shapes and sizes in New Zealand and Australia. Critically, you will work with the AE / Regional Lead for New Zealand in crafting and executing on a business strategy for the region.


  • Be a founding member of Stripe’s presence in New Zealand and be the steward of Stripe user’s experiences with our product and APIs.
  • Support technical engagements in both New Zealand and Australia.
  • Drive thought leadership and be a trusted advisor for key business and technical stakeholders including CIO, CTO, COO, CRO, CDO, Head of Product Engineering, and Head of Payments.
  • Work to deeply understand the customer’s business objectives, and then design and apply Stripe’s solutions to their challenges. Develop and articulate the end to end customer transformation journey and create future roadmaps and architectures with deep 3rd party integrations in play.
  • Lead strategy engagements with users to align to business priorities, design solutions and secure the technical win by performing in-depth customer discovery, evangelizing the proposed solutions through executive briefings, readouts, presentations and solution demos.
  • Bring understanding of the New Zealand market to our Product and Engineering organizations by acting as the “Voice of the User” to bring insights, trends and opportunities to the leadership, product and engineering teams.
  • Participate in sales forecasting, Quarterly Business Reviews and account/territory planning to strategically and tactically align for success.
  • Act as a crucial part of the sales team, providing technical insight and solutions to prospective and existing platform users. Guide and provide technical expertise on Stripe and its benefits.
  • Showcase the capability of Stripe's platform in solving business problems, highlighting features, benefits, and potential customizations.
  • Manage pre-sales projects, coordinating proof of concept development, and feasibility checks. Ensure all solutions proposed are viable, beneficial to our potential clients, and also accommodating to their customers.

Who You Are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar customer-facing engineering role such as solution consultant, solutions architect, or sales engineer, for a global software enterprise.
  • Executive engagement skills and presence, with an ability to establish strong relationships with key decision makers and build credibility at all levels.
  • Effective group-facilitation skills and confidence in proposing and leading customer meetings to gain strategic footing and pursue opportunities.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle and API architecture.
  • Outstanding spoken and written communication skills, presentation skills, and confidence in explaining complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Gather an in-depth understanding of all of Stripe’s products and their applicability across diverse business models to beneficially cater to individual clients' and their customers' needs.
  • Ability to understand how a wide variety of applications such as ERP, CRM, Billing, Tax and legacy systems interact with each other in a platform technology stack/ecosystem.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities while working with multiple strategic opportunities and customers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • * Experience as a customer facing, domain expert in the payments space, presenting, and architecting solutions for platform customers.
    • Prior experience driving technical sales and supporting them and their customer’s unique requirements
    • Can read, write, and understand code in one to many programming languages
    • Experience with integrating Stripe or other RESTful APIs into web applications.
    • Experience in systems design, building and deploying complex applications.
    • Passionate about learning and actively seeks out knowledge
    • Ability to work independently and confidently to develop a path forward with customers under ambiguous circumstances.
    • Strategic and creative thinker who can proactively identify challenges and maintain a positive approach when facing difficult obstacles.
    • Strong collaboration skills to work seamlessly with extended global teams to support our users.
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 salary range for this role in the primary location is NZ$216,000 - NZ$324,000. This range may change if you are hired in another location. 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 specific location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the primary location may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Specific benefits and details about what compensation is included in the salary range listed above will vary depending on the applicant’s location and can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Benefits/additional compensation for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; retirement plans; health benefits; and wellness stipends.

Remote locations

Remote in New Zealand


Solutions Architect

Job type

Full time