Software Engineer, Cloud Data Services

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The cloud data services team exists to help other teams inside Square take advantage of cloud computing to make processing and getting information from the vast amounts of data we generate every day. We provide tools for other engineers inside Square to process massive amounts of data and are on the cutting edge of cloud computing use at Square.

In addition to our primary focus on data processing, we're also involved in helping other teams build safe and smart cloud computing components, by collaborating with them and working with them to get to the best designs.

We're looking for someone who has experience running systems and services that process large amounts of data in the cloud and has a passion for building frameworks and tools that make other engineers more successful at their jobs.

You will:

  • Communicate with engineering teams to assess and document their cloud-related needs through in-person conversations and written, technical designs and documentation.

  • Design and develop software that bridges Square data and service systems to the cloud.

  • Provide expert design consultation to Square teams interested in utilizing cloud technologies in their engineered solutions to product problems.

  • Provide mentorship and review support for engineering teams working with our technologies.

  • Contribute to monitoring, stability, and security of existing tools.

  • Participate in a team on-call rotation.


You Have:

  • 3+ years software engineering experience.

  • Familiarity with any of the following programming languages: Ruby, Go or Java.

  • Familiarity with large scale data ingestion into BigQuery or Redshift.

  • Familiarity managing large-scale cloud services and data pipelines on Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services.

Growth opportunities:

  • Develop systems that enable the delivery of petabyte scale data to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

  • Help define the future of data systems for data science and machine learning services at Square.

  • Design the software-first approach to scaling and securing Square services in the cloud.

  • Act as a force multiplier for software deployment and scaling efforts by product engineering teams attempting to use cloud-based technologies in their engineered solutions.

  • Build strong verbal and written technical communication skills.


Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.