Senior Software Engineer - PubSub/Eventing, Cash App

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, available and accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are. 


Check out our locations, benefits and more at cash.app/careers.

Job Description

The Cash App engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining the systems that make it all work. As an engineer in the PubSub team, we are responsible for providing robust and scalable event systems that support Cash App data ranging from mission-critical payment events to high volume user event and sensor data, requiring us to gain deep expertise in a variety of event driven systems patterns and providing teams the expertise to help them build reliable and predictable event driven systems.

We already have a huge volume of events daily, and expect this to grow by an order of magnitude.

Our teams are remote first and globally distributed. You will have high levels of autonomy and curiosity.

As a senior member of Cash Cloud PubSub engineering team, you'll also collaborate with our stakeholders - including product engineers to:

  • Design, build, and own infrastructure projects that provide critical support for operating event driven systems at scale
  • Build the platform that provides self-serve provisioning, scaling, and management of eventing topics
  • Build and operate continuous integration and chaos testing for our platform
  • Spread event driven architectures across the organization, while mentoring and inspiring fellow engineers

You'll also have the chance to explore and contribute to bleeding edge open source technologies that will form the future of Cash App's cloud eventing platform.

Qualifications

You have:

  • Curiosity, persistence and a desire to get things done
  • Ability to work autonomously, in ambiguity and collaboratively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Worked on systems where data consistency and availability is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated technical initiative on previous projects

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Event driven architectures
  • Apache Kafka / AWS MSK / Kafka Streams / Apache Flink
  • Kotlin, Modern Java (11+), Go
  • Terraform, Container services such as Kubernetes, Istio/Envoy
  • Amazon Web Services

If you have experience with all of these technologies, great! If you don't that's okay too. We spend most of our time using these tools, but we're committed to working on the right technology for the job. As a senior member of the team, we look forward to having your expertise guide us into the future.

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. 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, 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. 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, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, 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. TBD54566975 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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