Software Engineer, Detection and Response

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 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

Square’s Detection and Response Engineering Team (DART) is passionate about detecting and responding to some of the most sophisticated threats facing today’s networks. Software Engineering within DART achieves this by building a highly scalable intrusion detection platform and data warehouse - we are the foundation of detection and response and we love it!

You will: 

  • Use your creativity and expertise to build scalable cloud-native data pipelines and detection systems that delight 

  • Collaborate as a team to iterate towards our best - such as reviewing code changes, suggesting process improvements, and offering design ideas 

  • Participate in our on call rotation to ensure our platform and customers have support when they need it the most


You have: 

  • 2+ years of industry experience as a programer, developer, SWE, or similar job roles.

  • A strong interest in security and growing your career in the direction of InfoSec (prior experience in InfoSec not required).

  • Comfortable working with outside teams to address problems and determine priorities

  • Experience using cloud-native technologies for data processing 

  • Experience working in or with SRE or security detection and response teams


 Technologies we use and teach:


  • Google Cloud Platform products such as Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Cloud Functions, and Google Kubernetes Engine 

  • Amazon Web Services products such as Cloudtrail, Simple Queue Service, Simple Notification Service, and Lambda 

  • Ruby, Go, Java

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.


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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