Lead Software Engineer, Data Inventory (Security & Privacy)

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • 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

We’re looking for a Lead / Senior Software Engineer on the Data Inventory Enablement team, nested within Security & Privacy Foundations. Our mission is to make it easier to understand data across its lifecycle at Block through easy automation and tooling.


You should expect to:

  • Evaluate, prototype, and integrate 3rd party solutions at scale

  • Design and develop tools used by engineers and analysts as part of their everyday workflows

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to build solutions that are useful, reusable, and guided by internal customer preferences and feedback


Some qualifications you may have:

  • 6+ years of software engineering experience

  • A high bar for writing quality scalable, robust, and testable code

  • Willingness to learn new technologies or languages

  • Ability to cut across services, infrastructure, or frameworks in novel ways to achieve security and privacy goals

  • A desire to perform and grow technically as an engineer or engineering leader

  • Strong communication skills


As a bonus, you may have experience or interest in:

  • Integrating one or multiple vendor solutions at scale

  • Data inventory, catalog, discovery, lineage and/or classification systems at scale

  • Developing or maintaining services or processes to meet data governance needs

  • Building easy-to-use internal tools and frameworks that remain useful over time


Examples of our work:

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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