James Zhang

Software builder in San Francisco Brooklyn

Hallway intro

I'm currently building collaboration tools at Notion. Previously, I spent 5 years at Stripe building software to increase the GDP of the internet. Prior to Stripe, I co-founded a couple of startups in the music & social space, going through YC batch S17. My wife and I have a pupper named Smudge.

Work experience

  • Engineering manager at Notion
    2023 –
  • Engineering manager at Stripe
    2020 – 2023
  • Software engineer at Stripe
    2018 – 2020
  • Co-founder at The Beat Drop (Polly, Whale)
    2015 – 2018
  • Software engineer at Wistia
    2013 – 2015

Contact info

Feel free to reach me via Twitter, LinkedIn, or email: jamesfzhang at gmail dot com.