Network Engineer

  • Seattle, WA, us
  • 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


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 production 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.  We're looking for a network engineer who shares our values, particularly those who have experience building, monitoring, and maintaining a highly-available backbone interconnecting multiple datacenters.

You will:

  • Be responsible for operating a global network

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to maintain availability and performance of the network.

  • Configure and administer a variety of network devices in a multi-vendor environment

  • Identify and collaborate with the team to automate repetitive processes wherever possible

  • Maintain a secure environment by appropriately addressing any newly discovered vulnerabilities

  • Configure and administer firewall policies

  • Support and troubleshoot on-premise switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and VPNs

  • Troubleshoot Cloud network environments

  • Troubleshoot circuit and provider issues

  • Participate in an on-call rotation covering all of the above


You have:

  • At least two year of hands-on experience in a role supporting technical infrastructure

  • Solid ability to work in a Linux/UNIX command line environment

  • Basic knowledge of network concepts and devices (TCP/IP, switches, VPNs, etc.)

  • Experience with scripting technologies is a plus (e.g. any of ruby/erb, python, perl, shell scripting)

  • Experience participating in an on-call rotation is a plus

  • Strong communication skills

  • Very strong attention to detail

  • A desire to continue learning

  • A personal commitment to quality

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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