Corporate Site Reliability Engineer

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

Corporate Site Reliability Engineers at Block are hybrid systems and automation engineers important to building and operating our internal business applications and the underlying hybrid cloud corporate infrastructure. You will build systems with an eye towards improving security and performance. We’re looking for engineers who want to be a part of maintaining and scaling this infrastructure through software tooling and automation.

You will:

Build tools and automation that enhance Block employees’ productivity

Build scalable infrastructure to manage corp systems (both on-prem and AWS) and applications.

Minimize risk of reliability related failure outcomes to affect durability, availability, and performance.

Improve projects and handle security incidents with efficiency

Collaborate across multiple teams include Client Platform Engineering, Corp Systems Engineering, IT Support, Production Platform Engineering, and Information Security.

Build automation tools to detect and prevent security threats.

Build automation to help with capacity planning for our hybrid cloud infrastructure (on-prem and Corp AWS infrastructure)

Perform periodic on-call duty to handle security, availability, and efficiency of Block corporate services.


You have:

6+ years of industry experience developing and troubleshooting large-scale infrastructure

4+ years of experience in any of following languages: Python, Ruby

System/network debugging skills.

Knowledge of TCP/IP networking, network, and application-level security.

Experience with management/automation tools such as Puppet/Chef/SALT.

Experience with setting up production-level monitoring and telemetry

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.


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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