Software Engineer (Backend), Notifications Infrastructure

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

At Square, the Notification Infrastructure team builds the platform that provides hundreds of millions of messages per month to Square merchants and customers. 

Messages range from personalized in-product notifications highlighting recent activity to emails detailing the latest sale. We take pride in ensuring relevant messages reach our merchants quickly.

We are a growing team with an abundance of growth and areas for influence.

You will:

  • Reliably guarantee the delivery of millions of messages per day.
  • Scale our systems to meet ever increasing demand.
  • Use data and ML models to improve delivery.
  • Design APIs and the underlying data models used by many apps and microservices.
  • Mentor other developers on the team.
  • Contribute to the broader tech and open source communities.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years industry-related experience
  • Natural curiosity and passion for creating products that are beautiful inside and out
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Love for engineering through side projects, research, or open source contribution
  • Deep technical leadership on previous projects

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java 8, Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript, Ember.js
  • MySQL, Kafka

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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)squareup.com. 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.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources