Senior Software Engineer, Globalization

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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

As a Software Engineer for this team, you will drive initiatives from creation through execution. You will be in the unique position of having your customers be Square sellers and internal teams (e.g. localization project managers, engineering, design).

You will also collaborate closely with language project managers, engineers, analysts, marketers, and other team members within the organization to ensure that our platform provides a remarkable experience for developers to build in, marketers to launch on, and merchants to learn throughout. If you're looking for the rare opportunity to simultaneously own an essential platform and growth channel, you will find this role compelling and rewarding.

You will: 

  • Work with product & marketing teams to develop our localization software that integrates with Square's products and platforms.
  • Develop libraries that standardize localization practices at Square (ex: date/time conversions, currency conversions etc..)
  • Write code to help automate any manual steps in the localization process.
  • Integrate with 3rd party systems and services that scale with growing needs.


You have: 

  • BA/BS degree or 7+ years equivalent practical experience
  • Experience developing web applications, and nice to have devops experience.
  • Experience developing server-side code
  • Understanding of localization and internationalization infrastructure
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and partnering with other teams to achieve results

 Technologies we use and teach: 

  • Ruby, JRuby, Rails, AWS
  • Java, Jetty, JSON
  • MySQL, Redis, HBase, Hadoop, and Kafka, AWS
  • JavaScript, jQuery, Ember.js

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.


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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