Software Developer, E-commerce Platform

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The newly formed ECOM Platform teams are tasked with building powerful E-commerce offerings that can be used and leveraged by other teams within Square, as well as third party developers via public API. In 2021 we aim to lay a strong foundation for the future growth of ECOM platform, and are looking for strong front-end and full-stack software engineers who feel comfortable in all parts of the stack - and are also willing to help define the architectural future of ECOM Platform.

We are looking for talented and passionate software developers to join any of our ECOM Platform teams:

ECOM Platform - Foundations
The Foundations team is responsible for building and maintaining the solutions, services, and libraries that will connect the ECOM Platform to the rest of the Square ecosystem (and eventually, to third party developers). On this team, you will:

  • Work closely with teams and stakeholders from multiple teams within Square to understand their technical requirements and ensure that we build solutions to meet them

  • Help define the architectural foundation and direction that ECOM Platform teams will take to build a strong foundation for future growth

  • Build tools and processes to monitor API uptime, response rates, performance, and stability

ECOM Platform - Fulfillments
The Fulfillments team is responsible for making our powerful Fulfillments engine (and the network of couriers we integrate with, such as Doordash and Postmates) available to the rest of Square. As we do this, we’ll also focus on adding new and comprehensive fulfillment functionality to better serve the needs of our customers. On this team, you will:

  • Work with third party fulfillment providers to integrate their APIs into our platform in a standardized way

  • Help build Fulfillment features directly into Square Online in a way that is extensible and reusable for the ECOM Platform

  • Provide powerful and intelligent Fulfillment APIs to the rest of the Square ecosystem

ECOM Platform - Checkout
The Checkout team is responsible for taking the robust checkout offering that powers Square Online today and making it available to any team within Square as a payment processing option.

  • Build data layers and transformers to allow our Checkout application to become data-source-agnostic

  • Update all aspects of the Checkout flow to follow modern best practices, improving performance, stability, and reliability along the way.

  • Work closely with ECOM Product teams to integrate new features and functionality into Checkout to support our sellers


You have:

  • 4+ years of front-end, backend or full-stack development experience and an excellent command of engineering fundamentals

  • Motivation to build beautiful, refined and intuitive products 

  • Innate curiosity, a desire to learn and teach, and a keen eye for detail

  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

  • A deep understanding of the importance of performance monitoring, logging, and telemetry

  • Experience working with PHP (Preferably PHP 7+), Laravel, or Go

  • Experience working with relational databases, with a strong understanding of best practices

Technologies we use and teach:

  • PHP 7.4+, Laravel, Go

  • MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Memcached

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.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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