Software Engineering Manager, Block Business Platform Engineering

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block is Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD54566975, and our foundational teams that support them.

Foundational teams, like Platform Infrastructure Engineering (PIE), provide oversight and guidance while collaborating with business units across the company. Block Business Platform Engineering works to make service creation, deployment, and maintenance seamless. We serve as trusted partners for every engineer; enabling success by providing reliable tools.

Our mission is to provide employees with full confidence in their supporting infrastructure and shared platforms so they can focus 100% of their attention on their job, whether that’s product development, customer service, compliance, or managing financials.

You'll be joining a full-stack platform team that creates experiences for engineers through a single portal (i.e. a single pane of glass). You’ll help us set goals, lay out our roadmap, drive key metrics, and deliver meaningful changes across Block!

You will:

  • Lead a full-stack team (80% frontend/20% backend) engineers

  • Be the primary liaison for your stakeholders, leading and participating in technical discussions 

  • Create a roadmap that enables us to stay ahead of the development curve

  • Drive strategic decisions to help shape the engineering experience within Block

  • Own the success of your team's projects and deliver quantifiable results in a timely manner.


  • 2+ years experience directly managing engineers (including feedback, performance, hiring, career guidance).

  • Previous experience or willingness to lead a platform/infrastructure team

  • Prior or current experience developing in: JavaScript/TypeScript – React, Node.js and at least one of the following C/C++/Java/Kotlin/Ruby/Go

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

  • A background in software engineering and the proven ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance to your team.


  • Experience in analysis (e.g. Looker, Google Analytics, Amplitude; clickstream analysis, user funnels; web vitals)

  • Prior experience working with hybrid on-prem and cloud solutions (AWS, GCP)

  • An eye for user experience

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, 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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, 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. TBD 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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