Software Engineer (Frontend), Web Presence

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, 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

The Web Presence engineering team is responsible for building tools that help accelerate Square’s mission. We build platform tools that have outsized benefits and enable other teams at Square to iterate faster. This team is the face of Square’s marketing  and helps host the public facing web site.  This team partners closely with product managers, designers and marketing managers ,so that we can meet our customer needs — today and tomorrow.

As a Software Engineer for this team, you will be responsible for driving initiatives from inception through execution. You will be in the unique position of having your customers be Square sellers and internal teams (e.g. designers, engineers, web experience managers, SEO). 

In this role, you will also collaborate closely with  engineers, analysts, marketers, and other cross-functional team members within the organization to ensure that our platform provides a remarkable experience for developers to build in, marketers to launch on, and merchants to learn throughout. If you’re looking for the rare opportunity to simultaneously own a critical platform and growth channel, you will find this role compelling, challenging, and rewarding.

You will:

  • Work with product & marketing teams to develop our reusable web components , and stunning web experiences.

  • Develop libraries that can be shared by other teams at square Square (ex: Global navigation, Chat tools, Components)

  • Write code to help automate and improve internal processes.

  • Integrate with 3rd party systems and services that scale with growing needs.


You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

  • Experience developing web applications, and nice to have devops experience. 

  • Experience developing client-side code(javascript).

  • Strong understanding of modern front-end development.

  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and partnering with other cross-disciplinary teams to achieve optimal results.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Ruby, JRuby, Rails, AWS

  • Java, Jetty, JSON

  • MySQL, Redis, HBase, Hadoop, and Kafka, AWS

  • JavaScript, jQuery, Ember.js,  Svelte, React

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) 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