iOS Senior Engineer, Mobile Developer Experience

  • San Francisco, CA, 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 smartphone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Terminal, Square Appointments, Square Online Store, 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

Mobile Developer Experience (MDX) builds all necessary infrastructure and tools to ensure Square's mobile development can continue to be fast and efficient at scale. This is a high force multiplier team aiming to enhance the developer experience for all iOS developers at Square. Our focus is on improving both the local IDE and CI experience when working within our massive and modularized monorepo codebase. There are many different ways we improve the iOS developer experience, but our team's focus is migrating our codebase to be built and tested with Bazel. We have made great progress and are looking for others who can help accelerate our transition. We do our work in the open, on GitHub, and progress can be seen in the Bazel-ios project on GitHub. You'll be part of the team responsible for our entire development stack (build system, build tools, and CI pipeline).

 

You Will: 

  • Accelerate our delivery of a fast and efficient developer experience with Bazel.
  • Work with the maintainers of projects such as Workflow, CocoaPods, Bazel-iOS, and KIF.
  • Amplify the efficiency of our mobile developers to develop, test, and release apps to our merchants.
  • Identify important performance bottlenecks in the development experience including the build system, IDE integrations, testing frameworks, and pull request workflows.
  • Help determine the scope and the priorities of the team by identifying opportunities to decrease build times, reduce system complexity, and improve the developer experience.
  • Optimize the performance, and usability of our build tooling.
  • Oversee the success of our team's projects, and achieve quantifiable results.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of build systems (preferably Bazel/Blaze/Buck)
  • Knowledge of the roles that tools such as clang, swiftc, ld, actool, ibtool, and codesign play in the process of generating build/test artifacts
  • Understanding of the building blocks used for producing iOS builds such as module maps, frameworks, VFS overlays, object files.
  • Comprehension of the role that xcodebuild plays in orchestration of these tools.
  • Experience supporting build or CI systems infrastructure at scale
  • First hand experience building apps for iOS in Swift or Objective-C (preferably both)
  • Excellent software engineering knowledge and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance

Additional Information

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. Square 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.

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

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. Square 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, veteran status, 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.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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