Software Engineer, Globalization

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

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

As a Software Engineer for this team, you will drive initiatives from creation through execution. You will be in the unique position of having your customers be Square sellers and internal teams (e.g. localization project managers, engineering, design).

You will also collaborate closely with language project managers, engineers, analysts, marketers, and other 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 an essential platform and growth channel, you will find this role compelling and rewarding.

You will: 

  • Work with product & marketing teams to develop our localization software that integrates with Square's products and platforms.
  • Develop libraries that standardize localization practices at Square (ex: date/time conversions, currency conversions etc..)
  • Write code to help automate any manual steps in the localization process.
  • Integrate with 3rd party systems and services that scale with growing needs.


You have: 

  • BA/BS degree or 4+ years equivalent practical experience
  • Experience developing web applications, and nice to have devops experience.
  • Experience developing server-side code
  • Understanding of localization and internationalization infrastructure
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and partnering with other teams to achieve results

 Technologies we use and teach: 

  • Ruby, JRuby, Rails, AWS
  • Java, Jetty, JSON
  • MySQL, Redis, HBase, Hadoop, and Kafka, AWS
  • JavaScript, jQuery, Ember.js

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.


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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