Senior Network Automation Engineer
Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.
To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. 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 in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.
Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.
We're looking for a network automation engineer who shares our values to help us build tools to configure, monitor, maintain and visualize our global network connecting multiple datacenters, offices and clouds. As a team, we value correctness, efficiency, and safety. We measure and monitor everything, and have a culture of continuous reflection and improvement. We aim to eliminate friction in our environment and believe that no project should be delayed due to lack of reliable infrastructure. We believe that a well designed production environment can be beautiful.
Write and maintain software to solve complex network management and monitoring tasks, including: deploying and auditing configuration of network devices, monitoring network health, including metrics collection, visualization, and alerting, tracking network utilization over time to assist capacity planning models
Write proper tests and documentation for all tools
Collaborate with other teams to design and implement tools that help automate end-to-end processes that involve the network infrastructure
Integrate existing open source software tools and participate in those open source projects in order to contribute any new features or bug fixes
Participate in an on-call rotation
5+ years of software engineering experience
Experience developing in at least one of python or Go
Comfortable using the Linux/Unix command line and command line tools
Knowledge of networking concepts (switches, routers, protocols such as TCP/IP, etc.)
Very strong attention to detail
Strong communication skills
A desire to continue learning
A personal commitment to quality
Knowledge of routing protocols and concepts (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, etc)
Experience with AWS and GCP networking
Experience with developing software for highly scalable/distributed systems
Experience with large-scale installations of Linux/Unix
Experience with Django and Ansible
Understanding of Serverless technologies and Kubernetes
Technologies we use:
JunOS, F5 BIG-IP, Arista EOS
SNMP, NetFlow, Prometheus
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.