Software Engineer, Infrastructure Services

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

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As a software engineer on the Infrastructure Services team you'll be building the API and management features that make obtaining and managing the computers to run software at Block a simple and straightforward process. We believe that reliable infrastructure and tooling has a tangible impact on overall productivity and profitability. You'll use your considerable skills in software development to make sure our ability to deliver robust infrastructure, from bare metal machines to cloud-based virtual machines, can be done in a highly robust and reliable manner.

You should feel at home working in and around Linux, and understand the subtle differences between managing bare metal and cloud based systems at large scales through software automation. Youll be working closely with Blocks deployment automation and data platform teams to ensure computational resources can be managed efficiently and effectively. You love building new systems from the ground up as much as you love tweaking existing systems to meet customers' changing needs.

*Open to remote team members as long as available during Pacific Time zone.

Your Job:

  • Communicate with engineering teams to assess API needs and feature prioritization

  • Design, develop, and deploy software solutions that manage the lifecycle of machines in our data centers

  • Design and develop enhancements to host lifecycle management systems that extend our data center reach to cloud-based hosted solutions

  • Contribute to monitoring, stability, and security of existing tools

  • Participate in a team on-call rotation

  • Communicate technical designs in writing and in person to multiple technical audiences

  • Produce operating system environments for Block's cloud based systems

 

Qualifications

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

  • Familiarity with the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails web application framework

  • Familiarity or an interest in learning the ins and outs of the Linux operating system

  • Preferable experience managing large-scale cloud and bare metal data centers using software automation

You Will:

  • Build a deep understanding of the Linux operating system and how to automate the lifecycle of Linux-based systems at a large scale

  • Help define the future of immutable operating system operations at Block

  • Design the software-first approach to scaling data centers as Block continues to push into more markets around the world

  • Act as a strength multiplier for software deployment and scaling efforts by product engineering

  • Provide software development review and mentoring to multi-disciplinary engineering teams

  • Contribute to open source software projects

Additional Information

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.

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

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.

Perks

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 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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