Build and Release Infrastructure Engineer

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time
  • 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

Square's hardware devices form the tangible connection between Square and the millions of small businesses who rely on our services. We are always improving the software on these devices and monitoring their performance. Our Build and Release Infrastructure Team provides the infrastructure necessary to flow software changes from initial development through to release. To accomplish this we own: build/test pipelines, environment configurations, developer services, and build scripts. As the Build and Release Infrastructure Engineer, you contribute to the next phase and scalability of our system.

Role Location: 
We want employees to be able to reside where they feel most creative and productive. You will be part of an org that works across Pacific, Central, and Eastern time zones.  

In this role, you and your direct team will be based in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. This role is open to all people who can be effective partners with this team, including sharing typical working hours.


What You Will Contribute

  • Design software to implement complex workflows which involves various tools 
  • Develop and optimize build systems using Cmake, Ninja, GNU Make and AOSP
  • Maintain the infrastructure and act quickly when unexpected issues arise
  • Debug ambiguous failures in infrastructure and bring them to resolution with fellow engineers

What You Have

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience with branch management, development toolchains and release process Experience with version control systems
  • Designed efficient and scalable CI/CD pipelines in cloud environments
  • Understanding of native and cross-compiler toolchains (GCC, Clang, make, CMake)
  • Experience with the build pipelines of Android OS (AOSP)
  • Experience with Jenkins and Android build systems
  • Experience with Linux Operating System
  • Excellent in Python and Shell scripting
  • Experience with configuration management and virtualization on single use/throwaway representative build and test environments

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. 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.


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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources