Staff Software Engineer - Financial Services Product Platform
- Los Angeles, CA, United States
Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.
Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.
Check out our locations, benefits and more at cash.app/careers.
Cash App’s Financial Services Product Platform is a brand new team that is building shared systems which will power all our financial services’ products (Lending, Banking, Instant Paycheck, Investing, etc). We are looking for a Staff Backend Engineer to be one of the founding members of the team! Someone who enjoys designing and building generic and reusable systems needed to unlock the functionality and scale of our product offerings. As a founding member you will also work closely with all product teams across financial services, providing guidance and promoting proper cross product functional re-usability.
Partner closely with product managers, designers, engineers, and business leads to scope, design, and build new products & features
Work on impactful, multi-team projects that cross Engineering team boundaries
Lead important technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across the company
Hold your teammates—and yourself—to high engineering standards
Leverage your experience and knowledge to grow your teammates’ technical breadth and depth through direct coaching and mentoring
Have an interest in Financial Technologies
Think about how you would build a bank from 0->1?
Wonder about what goes on behind the scenes in lending?
8+ years of software development or equivalent experience
Experience leading and executing delivery projects on time while maintaining a high-quality bar
Interest in understanding and debugging complex systems with many moving parts across multiple teams and cross-functional partners
Growth mindset and a healthy comfort with ambiguity
An interest in working on a product that impacts people/businesses directly
Technologies we use and teach:
HTTP, JSON, gRPC, and Protocol Buffers
OkHttp, Jetty, JUnit, and Guice
Hibernate, MySQL, DynamoDB
Kafka, events, microservices
DataDog, Prometheus, SignalFx
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $202,500 - USD $247,500
Zone B: USD $192,400 - USD $235,200
Zone C: USD $182,300 - USD $222,800
Zone D: USD $172,200 - USD $210,400
To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Benefits include the following:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans including company match
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
- Paid parental and caregiving leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
- Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits
- Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources
This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
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.
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.