Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack/Backend), Payroll

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes

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

Much in the same way that Square revolutionized payments, Square Payroll is radically altering how employees get paid and businesses manage their finances. Our mission is to make running a business simple and personal by applying automation and an excellent user-experience. 

Our small, collaborative team has already built many underlying features and are now focused on improving and experimenting beyond a traditional payroll product. We want to transform the lives of people that make their living through our platform. We're an essential and growing part of the Square ecosystem and are using our position to build products and features that are beyond the capabilities of our competitors.

You are a product-minded, customer-focused, full-stack engineer who can help take world-changing ideas from prototype to launch.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Payroll team, you will:

  • Champion the needs of Square Payroll's small-business employer and employee customer base, through customer empathy, iteration, and service ownership.
  • Write clean, testable, peer-reviewed code, which will be a model for the team around you.
  • Technically lead a diverse portfolio of full-stack engineering projects.
  • Oversee the development and live operation of an increasingly distributed architecture.
  • Advocate for change in quality, durability, reliability, and technical debt reduction, working directly with Product Managers, Engineering Managers, and other partners.
  • Revitalize services and architectures which have outlasted their original implementations, through refactoring, migration, and scale-ready, distributed architectural design.
  • Safeguard the privacy, security, and trust of our customers’ sensitive data throughout our implementations, in partnerships with our Risk and Information Security teams.
  • Unleash the velocity of our engineers and engineering systems with processes and implementations that allow us to ship quicker, fail faster, and isolate the blast radius of change pipelines.

Qualifications

You have:

  • A curious, passionate, growth-oriented mindset
  • A desire to teach, improve, and otherwise force multiply the strengths of the engineers that surround you
  • Lead engineering projects at non-trivial scale
  • Expertise in at least one major programming language. Don’t worry if you don’t know our stack (yet), because we’ll teach you
  • Software design experience with distributed architectures that have seen growth
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience (5+ years preferred)

Bonus points if you also have:

  • Familiarity with a major front-end framework
  • Experience building and deploying to cloud infrastructure

Technologies We Use and Teach

  • Ruby, Rails
  • Ember, Glimmer, React
  • MySQL
  • gRPC
  • SignalFX, DataDog

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