Senior Front End Engineer, Restaurants

  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 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

The Restaurants team at Square is reimagining the hospitality industry to free today’s restaurants from crippling, archaic software, and inefficient workflows.  We’re diners, fans, and admirers of the people working in the food and drink business and we want to do our part to help them succeed.

We are taking a fresh look at this industry and building a modern product ecosystem that capitalizes on the themes of efficiency, automation, and reliability – which are becoming the cornerstones of the new breed of hospitality tools. In the dining room, Square sees the Point of Sale becoming increasingly mobile and moving to the diner, while restaurants realize new revenue streams that both complement and compete with their front of house businesses. We’re addressing the needs of restaurants in this dynamic landscape with intuitive yet sophisticated iOS, Android, and web-based software that integrates seamlessly with our hardware, all backed by reliable services.

The Restaurants Growth & Engagement team is focused on helping our customers grow up with Square. We make it easier for them to get started using our software, and once they’re up and running, we help them make the best use of the Square ecosystem.

We’re also the main team in Restaurants responsible for our powerful web-based app, Dashboard. Restaurant managers and owners use Dashboard to create and manage their accounts, manage their menus, configure their Points of Sale, take in reporting that helps them understand their customers and their business, and more.

We work hard to ensure that Dashboard presents an elegant, intuitive UI so that our customers can get the most out of our extremely flexible product suite. Our customers can get up and running themselves, a first for the industry – and they tell us they’re able to take direct control of Square for Restaurants like no competing product. 

What you will learn and do

  • You'll help create beautiful, unique products which allow anyone to evaluate our products, set up a restaurant, understand their customers, and run and grow their business – using desktop and mobile browsers
  • You’ll work with different parts of Square to present a seamless experience, showing how our ecosystem Just Works for restaurants

  • You’ll ship reliable software through continuous integration, test automation, and in-depth code reviews


What you bring to the team and to Square

  • Innate curiosity and a desire to build beautiful, sophisticated, intuitive products for the food and drink service industry
  • Motivation to design and build reliable products

  • Real empathy for your audience working in restaurants, and for your colleagues at Square

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

  • A collaborative approach to designing and building apps with your teammates and with other teams and offices

  • Strong programming and software development skills

  • A history of mentorship and making those around you better

  • Experience picking up new technologies

We’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in computer science (or an equivalent degree), and 6-8 years of professional software development experience.

Technologies we use and teach

  • Component-based Javascript/ES6 web application development with Ember.js

  • Codemods, linters, yarn, and npm for maintaining our large, active code base

  • Protobuf for service APIs

  • Full-stack opportunities with services in Ruby, Java, and Go

  • And much, much more. Square is a great place to learn all kinds of technology!

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 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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