Software Engineer, Infrastructure Services

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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 software engineer on the Infrastructure Services team youll be building the API and management features that make obtaining and managing the computers to run software at Square a simple and straightforward process. We believe that reliable infrastructure and tooling has a tangible impact on overall productivity and profitability. Youll 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 Squares 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 Square's cloud based systems



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 Square

  • Design the software-first approach to scaling data centers as Square 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

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) 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.


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. 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, 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.


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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