Senior Software Engineer, Linux
- Atlanta, GA
- Employees can work remotely
- Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada
- Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.
The Client Platform Engineering team owns the management of the devices Squares use every day to develop remarkable solutions. This platform includes the laptops, desktops, and mobile devices used by Squares, as well as the services that allow us to onboard new Squares, and to keep those devices healthy, and secure.
You will help build platform automation, configuration management, and service administration. You have a knowledge of LinuxOS toolsets, and has proven experience managing the life cycle of employee device fleets. You will collaborate within your team, and peer teams, contributing code, discussing design decisions, and developing new tooling. There will be autonomy to oversee projects from end to end which includes: architecting solutions, writing and presenting peer-reviewed design documents, and overseeing the deployment and support of all platform services.
- Develop strategies and code on client LinuxOS endpoints in laptop, desktop, and virtual form.
- Work with enterprise and open source software using the Python language.
- Architect and debug deployments of operating system upgrades, security patches, and software updates within a CI workflow using Jenkins or Github Actions.
- Analyze system metrics to identify and address problematic machines.
- Partner with Infrastructure teams to build and deploy client platform services.
- Create and deploy Chocolatey packages, with proper testing and slow roll out to a fleet of thousands of endpoints.
- Work with security teams to keep Squares safe.
- Use Configuration Management to enforce state on diverse device platforms, including cloud and virtual.
- Securely transmit heartbeat data to reporting services.
- Participate in code and change management reviews.
- Work in an Agile environment focusing on bi-weekly sprints that lead to project-based work completion (OKR's).
- 3-5+ years experience working in a professional IT Engineering environment.
- Experience with at least one high-level programming language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Go, or Swift)
- Experience managing and communicating the deployment of changes to production environments.
- A security mindset and experience using open source and enterprise tooling.
- Independently developed solutions and made technical recommendations, applying automation.
- Led conversations in engineering designs, deployment strategies, and daily operation with peers and collaborators across Square.
- Working knowledge of the following technologies: Git, Salt, Azure, MDM, Osquery, CI/CD, Zero-Trust Networking, Docker, Cloud Infrastructure.
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