Senior Software Engineer, Merchant Engineering (SMB)

  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. To play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe.

Founded seven years ago in Sydney, Australia, Afterpay has millions of active customers globally and is offered at the world’s best retailers around the world including Anthropologie, Revolve, DSW, GOAT, Finish Line, Levi’s, Mac Cosmetics, Ray-Ban and many others. Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.

Afterpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. Afterpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Afterpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers.

We trust in the next generation and share a vision of a more accessible and sustainable world in which people are rewarded for doing the right thing.

Job Description

Afterpay has an exciting opportunity as a Backend Engineer to join our Merchant Engineering Team. You have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on our products that are crucial to the customer’s success. As a Software Engineer on the team you'll be responsible for designing, building, extending and maintaining Merchant APIs, Payment Gateways, Authentication systems and data pipelines within the Merchant domain. You will also contribute to collaborative projects across the wider Afterpay<>Square<>Cash ecosystem.

We are working on expanding our payment network to new merchants, improve merchant experience and increase Afterpay as a payment method adoption on various ecommerce platforms.

If you enjoy backend focused engineering then this team will be perfect for you.

You will:

  • Scope, build and enhance systems & services using Kotlin, Java and related open source technologies.
  • Be responsible for designing, building, and owning highly available services that manage Afterpay’s merchant systems.
  • Own features and functions throughout their lifecycle from inception, rollout, launch, scale and iteration.
  • Work on cross functional initiatives across Square and Cash ecosystems.

Qualifications

You have:

  • BA/MS/PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • A demonstrable and  strong track record of building highly scalable, performant and resilient software systems
  • Experienced in building and maintaining applications that utilize modern programming languages like Kotlin, Java, Typescript
  • Ideally has experience working or can quickly pickup technologies such as Postgres, Kafka, Redis, DynamoDB
  • Possess an execution mindset and the ability to deliver with cross-functional teams that are globally distributed
  • Great communication skills, able to discuss engineering trade-offs without hesitation

Even better:

  • Experience with functional programming languages such as Elixir
  • Experience working on security features such as authentication or authorization

Technologies we use:

  • Java, Kotlin, Typescript, Elixir
  • Spring Boot, Node
  • Postgres, DynamoDB, Kafka, SQS

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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