Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Orders Reporting

  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square’s purpose is economic empowerment; since the company’s beginning, we have been helping numerous people start and manage their own businesses. During the pandemic, many small businesses struggled, as they scrambled to adapt to going online to reach their customers.

The Orders team has a mission to enable sellers to reach their customers anywhere (e.g., buy online, pickup in store) and provide a seamless experience that today might only be available from much larger merchants. To attain this goal, we strive to build an Orders platform that empowers both teams at Square and an ecosystem of third-party developers to support our sellers in this bright future ahead.

This is a massive undertaking with huge challenges. We have a wide range of sellers with many different needs, and to meet those needs, we work with many partner teams at Square in navigating dependencies and intertwined technical / product ambiguities. As we scale to more sellers, we also have new obstacles to overcome on performance and reliability.

As a backend engineer on the rapidly growing and ambitious Orders Reporting team, you will help build API solutions for our first and third-party customers that support our mission of empowering sellers to succeed by helping them throughout their entire business lifecycle. We are developing a new search and reporting  platform that unlocks self-serve, aggregation and query capabilities of Orders data. Our solutions need to support high-volume with low-latency and be reliable.

You will:

  • Help lead the architecture/development of the Orders aggregation and search platform

  • Lead by example and help foster a culture of positivity, psychological safety, and inclusivity

  • Collaborate with other engineers and PM’s across multiple teams to gather requirements, design, develop, test, launch, and maintain features

  • Mentor other engineers and contribute to the direction of the team

  • Work within and provide suggestions to improve the processes we use to manage our work

  • Be excited to develop the Orders ecosystem by solving  complex problems that require high availability and reliability

  • Deploy services to production. Production health is a direct responsibility of this position, including on call duties

If you share our passion for this mission and are eager to tackle these complex challenges, please reach out to us!


You have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on software engineering experience using Java or an equivalent language

  • Experience with, and a passion for, creating and maintaining API’s

  • Experience with complex distributed systems that require high throughput and reliability

  • Experience with multi component large size / scale systems

  • Experience with search systems (Elasticsearch, Solr) and/or big data systems (Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, Spanner, Databricks, Spark)

  • Experience building an application in a cloud environment (ideally AWS)

  • A strong sense of customer empathy and an interest in influencing the direction of the product


  • Experience with orders systems (ecom, retail, restaurant, appointments, etc.)

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java / MySQL / Elasticsearch / Protocol Buffers / gRPC / JUnit / Guice /jOOQ / Redis / Kafka / git / Bazel

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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