Senior Software Engineering Manager, Access Engineering

  • Denver, CO
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Block 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 Block's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Block, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

Job Description

We are looking for a Security Software Engineering Manager to join the Access Engineering team. Our mission is to provide a platform for auditable access control that supports engineers and services wherever they may be - in the cloud, in our data centers, or in a hybrid model across the two. In this leadership role, you will be responsible for developing the individuals on the team and the roadmap for Block’s access platform. 


You will:

  • Lead a team of security-minded software engineers working on tools and infrastructure to keep Block secure.

  • Partner with your team and teams across security, platform engineering, IT, and Data Security Governance to develop the strategy and plan the roadmap for the team.

  • Design, develop, and own the authorization platform for Block's evolving corporate and production landscapes. 

  • Cultivate pragmatic engineering decision-making by fostering inclusive conversations and leveraging your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar.

  • Grow the team by coaching engineers, promoting quality, and hiring new talent that complements the existing skills on the team.

  • Contribute to the monitoring and stability of the team’s existing engineering solutions.

  • Work in any Block office location or remotely in the USA or Canada. Occasional travel may be required. 

You have:

  • 5+ years experience directly managing software engineers, including hiring, coaching, and managing performance.

  • 5+ years of building, architecting, and maintaining systems as a software engineer.

  • A proven ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance for your team.

  • Experience working with other engineering leaders and cross-functional team members.

  • Significantly contributed to or have worked closely with engineering solutions for authorization at scale.

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, 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.


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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