Software Engineer Manager, Items Server Foundation

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

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 leader for the Catalog Items Server Foundation team, you will be responsible for helping bootstrap this team to push the limits of scale and availability for our core Items Services, which serve as the backbone for multiple teams including Items, Taxes, Discounts, Subscriptions and more.  Your team will have direct responsibility for launching and maintaining critical foundational improvements that will allow merchants to scale their item catalogs to levels that simply aren’t possible today.  As this team scales up, your team will be responsible for continuing to improve the scalability, performance, and availability of the service to meet and exceed the needs of our merchants.  

You will:

  • Hire and manage a world-class team of experienced and passionate Server engineers.

  • Grow the team by hiring exceptional talent, coaching and developing engineers, cultivating pragmatic engineering decision-making, and leveraging your technical & managerial expertise to constantly raise the bar.

  • Set the technical vision & direction for the team and lead the team to achieve it.

  • Lead architectural and design discussions, ensuring our platform is performant, fault tolerant, and maintainable

  • Plan, organize, schedule & document team’s work to ensure successful project execution.

  • Participate in essential technical, design, and product discussions with teams across the organization.

Qualifications

You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (6+ years preferred)

  • At least 5 years experience managing and mentoring engineers (including providing feedback, investing in the career growth of your team members and growing teams).

  • Experience managing a team that builds and maintains highly scalable and performant systems

  • Experience with incident response, including disaster recovery

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others.

  • Experience implementing Data Storage services at scale with one or more of the following databases: MySQL, DynamoDB, Amazon RDS, Elasticsearch

 

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Golang

  • Elasticsearch

  • Protocol Buffers, gRPC

  • MySQL

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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
  • Flexible 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. 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.

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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