Android Software Engineer, Square for Retail

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada

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

Retailers have struggled too long with clunky, outdated and disconnected tools. Even as mammoth Retail and e-commerce forces threaten to disrupt smaller merchants, we are empowering those merchants with simple and elegant solutions to complex problems - like predictive analytics and fluid, omni-channel capabilities to meet customers wherever they are - to always make the sale. 

Square for Retail is a growing product team based out of New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Atlanta. We benefit from (and contribute to) the resources of the larger organization while staying focused on solving Retail-specific challenges. We are relentlessly customer focused, and iterate quickly using a build-measure-learn approach.  

You will:

  • Develop for our custom, purpose-built hardware - Square Register - with dual displays.
  • Be a part of creating an innovative product that brings superpowers to sellers.
  • Build and test client software with complex server, network and hardware interactions.
  • Craft pixel-perfect, intuitive UI that delights our sellers with its ease of use.
  • Work with a world-class team of experienced and dedicated engineers, product managers and designers.
  • Deliver features to our growing base of subscribers, shipped at a rapid cadence.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of Android development experience, and an excellent command of engineering fundamentals
  • Interest in learning (and helping us evolve) client engineering practices at scale
  • Unwavering commitment to customer experience and the quality of your work
  • An eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Kotlin for development
  • Application architecture based on Square’s modern open source library, Workflow
  • Espresso and snapshot UI testing
  • Protocol buffers for network transport
  • Gradle for our build environment
  • Open source libraries like LeakCanary, RxJava, Dagger, Okhttp, and more

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)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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources