Software Engineer, Security
- New York, NY, United States
We work to guarantee the security of every transaction from dip and tap to receipt. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that there is no possible way to use Square insecurely. In the Mobile Security group, we work to fluidly interpret signals from what could be a compromised or hostile environment - the OS and app running our code. We build workflows, both human and machine, to swiftly judge the requests for privilege that come with those signals, and we hunt the malefactor where they work.
An example of this is our work to support and validate PIN-on-Glass, the ability of our apps to receive the entry of a customer PIN after an EMV card dip into our reader. This is a constrained and sensitive transaction, controlled previously entirely by the banking industry, into which we were not only able to introduce our low-cost, easy-access product, but to also influence the industry itself and its newest standards.
We look for software engineers who understand both security and the human cost of securing a digital border. We need people who recognize that a false positive is a frustrated customer, that an engineer’s investigations are a limited commodity, and that threats are not always what they seem. We cannot succeed without elegant and scalable tooling, which is what you will build.
Contribute to projects that span the following
Signals processing and secure operations on mobile devices
Security incident review
Information flow and efficiency modeling
Case management user interfaces and backends
Applied machine learning in security contexts
Native library development for Android and iOS apps
3+ years of industry experience
A background in software engineering with a deep passion for making all things efficient
Interest in working across multiple technical domains, including backend microservices and iOS/Android clients
Examples of secure and elegant software development on production systems
Experience developing, deploying, and monitoring systems for managing and scaling security investigations, judgements, and actions
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 $152,100 - USD $185,900
Zone B: USD $144,500 - USD $176,700
Zone C: USD $136,900 - USD $167,300
Zone D: USD $129,300 - USD $158,100
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.