Front End Engineer, Restaurants

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same. 

Job Description

The Restaurants team at Square is reimagining the hospitality industry to empower today's restaurants with simple, elegant software and efficient workflows.  Restaurants today operate in an increasingly dynamic landscape, and we're building a modern product ecosystem to support this by using technology to unlock new workflows, revenue streams, and means of communication.  Our focus is on efficiency, automation, and reliability: themes of paramount importance in a fast-paced environment where great hospitality is key.

As a front-end engineer on the Restaurants teams, you’ll develop elegant, intuitive, and performance solutions for restaurant owners to use in managing their business. You’ll work closely with your product manager to understand the job that’s trying to be done, consider if and how you should test your product’s success, and build it in a way that maximizes reuse and sharing. In collaboration with other engineers and designers on your team, you’ll iterate based on metrics and customer feedback, and work with other groups across the organization to create the best solutions to our customers’ needs.  

Our team started in NYC, and is now distributed across the US and Canada. We have offices in several major cities for staff who’d like to use them, and our teams operate in a fully distributed fashion.

What you’ll learn and do:

  • You'll create beautiful, unique products that empower anyone to run a restaurant
  • You'll design and build products in Square Dashboard, one of the largest Ember.js applications in use anywhere
  • You'll work closely and collaboratively with designers, product managers, and other engineers; very often across team boundaries
  • You'll ship reliable software through continuous integration, test automation, and in-depth code reviews
  • You'll find simple, elegant solutions to hard problems
  • You'll grow as an engineer, and as you do you'll lift others around you

Qualifications

What you bring to the team and to Square:

  • Motivation to build beautiful, intuitive products for the food and drink hospitality industry
  • Curiosity, and a desire to learn and teach
  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues
  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others
  • Experience working in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks a benefit, but not a requirement
  • Familiarity with back end technologies a bonus (we use Java, Ruby, and Go)

Technologies we use and teach:

  • ES6 JavaScript
  • Ember JS
  • SCSS
  • Ruby on Rails

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. 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

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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