Senior Software Engineer (Cloud Infra), Customer Data Platform

  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

The Automation organization enables and measures the unified customer journey, intelligently empowering customers through Square's ecosystem of products. Customer Data Platform (CDP) Engineering is an essential team within the Automation organization that has two foci: First, building a state-of-the-art in-house CDP for collecting, unifying, and connecting customer data with applications. Second, building products and capabilities (e.g., for personalization, segmentation, data privacy management) that allow partners to easily integrate with CDP and help them use customer data to build remarkable solutions. CDP Engineering is an established team that has already made a great impact on Square's data infrastructure and is aspiring to transform Square into a truly data company.

We are looking for a software engineer (just like you!) to contribute to our technical vision and develop platform infrastructure. You will use your engineering experience with cloud platforms to improve Square's data capabilities to grow our go-to-market strategy.

As a member of our team, you will:

  • Design and build both on-premise and cloud-based systems for CDP that support millions of dollars of investments across several business teams at Square.

  • Help establish and improve measurable metrics for platform’s success and service objectives.

  • Contribute to the team’s team’s processes, long-term goals and help prioritize roadmap to make the platform more reliable, scalable and secure.

  • Build APIs and highly available services that deliver personalized, real-time merchant data and data governance controls to internal teams at Square.

  • Collaborate with business, data, product and other engineering teams across Square and grow the platform's footprint and impact.

 

Qualifications

You have:

  • Demonstrated excellence in building and owning highly scalable backend services

  • Experience with cloud platform (we use GCP)

  • Experience with streaming technologies (Kafka, Pubsub, Kinesis) and log-based architectures and experience writing batch and stream processing jobs (i.e. Apache Beam, Google Cloud DataFlow, Apache Spark, Apache Storm)

  • Experience designing and building APIs

  • A desire to be directly responsible for the lifecycle of engineering solutions.  This includes leading the design and implementation of projects and organizing the team to achieve a remarkable solution.

  • A love of data, data munging and care about building the right abstractions

  • A strong desire to see your work have direct impact on the business

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Ruby, Java, & Go

 

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.

Perks

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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