Senior Software Engineer

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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 believes in the importance of well thought design and it's built into the core strategy for our external products. This mission of perfection extends to its internal products as well. We believe in the importance of thoughtful design and elegant experiences for our employees just as we do for our customers.

We want a Senior Software Engineer to help build these experiences and brighten the lives of their coworkers. Finding info about your coworkers, viewing the org chart, registering a guest, watching a company event — at Block, these components are part of a powerful employee experience that can leave a lasting impression on the talented people we work with. This new Senior Software Engineer can help make that happen by holding our internal software to the same high standards that we produce externally.

You Will:

  • Work closely with the EXE team customers to understand design concepts and feature requirements.
  • Develop new features that help Squares navigate the employee experience and quickly connect with other Squares.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to the team.
  • Participate in product definition and road map decisions.
  • Integrate our technology with third-party APIs and other Square systems.
  • Have the opportunity to explore and build features across the entire technical stack, from the database all the way to the clients.
  • Be given opportunities to stretch yourself by learning new technologies and take on bigger responsibilities.

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience developing production software
  • Full stack development experience
  • Ruby on Rails and/or REACT
  • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Strong knowledge of CS fundamentals and code organization best practices
  • A strong sense of customer empathy and desire to influence the product direction

Bonus points if:

  • You have experience building infrastructures
  • You have experience integrating with external APIs

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.

Perks

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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