Stripe recently announced the hiring of David Singleton as Head of Engineering, reporting directly to CEO Patrick Collison. Singleton joins Stripe after years of working at Google, where he was VP of Engineering and most recently led the Android Wear and Google Fit teams in its London office. He is relocating to San Francisco to join Stripe.
Singleton first joined Google in 2006, and in addition to Android Wear, he helped to lead the development of Google Fit. For what it’s worth, Singleton was present at Google I/O 2017 in June to talk with attending developers about the future of Android Wear.
Singleton will join Stripe, an online payments company, as engineering lead which is not that much different from his former position at Google, where he has worked since 2006. He was a VP of engineering at Google since October 2015.
While Singleton’s LinkedIn or Twitter profiles show no updates yet, the news was confirmed through a tweet from Stripe CEO Patrick Collison.
“We will miss David at Google and wish him all the best on his new adventure,” a Google spokesperson said on his departure.
At Stripe, Singleton will lead the company’s global engineering efforts. Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, in a statement, describes Singleton as a strategic leader and “an engineer’s engineer — the kind of person who builds a deep learning-based autonomous remote-controlled car on a weekend.”
While Stripe is not a very popular company, its backend software is used by many businesses to accept e-payments from customers. Stripe is on its way to massive growth and expansion and Singleton’s hire is of great significance on that journey.