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Software Engineer - Billing



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Perplexity is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to design and implement next-generation billing systems. This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help revolutionize the way people search and interact online.

Tech Stack: Stripe | NextJS | TypeScript | Python | Docker | AWS | Postgresql


  • Spearhead new feature development to enable Perplexity’s growing billing needs
  • Drive continuous improvements to the reliability, performance, accuracy, and security of our billing system
  • Collaborate with peers across engineering, customer success, finance, and data science teams to ensure precise measurement and reporting
  • Build in-product dashboards to visualize usage and billing
  • Build tools to proactively monitor user experience and improve customer success
  • Build tools to create and track discount codes and promos


  • 2+ years experience using the Stripe APIs and SDKs
  • Familiarity with payment networks, card authorizations, policies, invoicing, subscriptions, disputes, and refunds
  • Experience working with large amounts of data, making data-based decisions to prioritize projects, including familiarity with relational and non-relational databases and modern data warehousing
  • Knowledge of financial reporting and accounting principles
  • Strong programming skills with the ability to work across the full stack
  • Proven track record in similar billing roles
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take ownership of tasks
  • A passion for shipping quality products
  • 4+ years of industry experience

Nice to have

  • Experience working with Apple and Google Play billing processes
  • Experience with growth experimentation

Our cash compensation range for this role is $180,000 - $230,000.

At Perplexity, we've experienced tremendous growth and adoption since publicly launching the world's first fully functional conversational answer engine just over a year ago. Our AI-powered search assistant has amassed 10 million monthly active users as of early 2024, with our mobile apps installed over 1 million times across iOS and Android devices. In 2023 alone, we served over 500 million queries from users around the globe.

To support our rapid expansion, we've raised significant funding from some of the most respected investors in technology. In January 2024, we raised $73.6 million in a Series B round led by IVP, with participation from NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos' investment fund, NEA, Databricks, and other prominent firms. We followed that up with a $62.7 million Series B1 round in April 2024 led by Daniel Gross, valuing Perplexity at over $1 billion.
Our prominent investor base includes IVP, NEA, Jeff Bezos, NVIDIA, Databricks, Bessemer Venture Partners, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, Naval Ravikant, Tobi Lutke, and many other visionary individuals.

Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Equity: In addition to the base salary, equity is part of the total compensation package.
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Includes a 401(k) plan.