Systems Engineer

  • 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

We’re looking for a talented Systems Engineer to join our IT Ops team, providing service to our global offices and building the infrastructure that keeps Square running smoothly and contributes to our mission of economic empowerment. You will play a critical role in management and administration of our Linux/Unix and other infrastructure that supports our internal employees.


You Will:

  • Configure servers and services to integrate and serve the internal corporate needs of Square.

  • Manage UNIX-based and UNIX-like operating systems.

  • Automate with Puppet.

  • Design and architect services to be highly available by need.

  • Monitor and maintain system uptime and availability.

  • Participate in an on call rotation with a team of 6

  • Research and test new possible products for Square IT to deploy internally.

  • Help manage, maintain and architect system security and automation.

  • Integrate off-the-shelf software with open-source and home-brew.

  • Work with cross functional teams such as Neteng, Infosec, and Platform Engineering.

You Have:

  • Experience with Linux/Unix/Windows infrastructure, systems, software, and tools

  • Demonstrated experience with scripting and building internal tools and automation at scale

  • Experience with storage architecture, data centers, networking, virtualization, containerization.

  • Experience with Foreman, Docker, Kubernetes, VMware, NetApp


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.