Staff Software Engineer - Transfers, Cash App

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world’s relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible. This is our mission, and it’s why working at Cash App means so much more than a job.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

Check out our locations, benefits, and more at cash.app/careers!

Job Description

At Cash App, money inflows are the fuel of our business. The Transfers team is one of the most impactful and business-critical teams at Cash App. We are responsible for allowing customers to move money into and out of Cash App, which means that virtually all Cash App customers use our services. Our team is also critical from a business standpoint because  our Instant Cash Out product generates a massive percentage of the overall Cash App profit.

As a member of the Transfers engineering team, you will be responsible for helping our customers get money into Cash App to use all of the products we have to offer (Cards, Stock, Bitcoin, Send Money, etc.). We strive to make transfers fast and reliable at the lowest cost.  We delight our customers by making it simple to connect their funding source and automate their movements. Your work will directly influence the success of Cash App and our ability to impact the financial lives of millions of people across the world.

As a member of the team, you will:

  • Identify, scope and lead large technical projects with enormous impact across the business

  • Be actively involved in setting strategic direction and implementing an expanding roadmap

  • Own problems end to end from ideation to planning, implementation, and launch

  • Translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design.

  • Design APIs and data models to work within microservice and event-driven architectures

  • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards

  • Evolve and improve existing backend systems to meet product iteration velocity while maintaining a high quality bar

  • Mentor other engineers and help to cultivate a fast growing team

Qualifications

You have:

  • 8+ years of software development or equivalent experience

  • Experience building product/services end-to-end from technical design, implementation, testing to delivery

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams

  • Drive to find flaws in a system with many moving parts and take whatever steps are necessary to fix them

  • The ability to design and build creative solutions to complex problems

  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices

Technologies we use and teach (you don’t need to have experience using these):

  • Kotlin and Java Web Services

  • Hibernate, MySQL, DynamoDB

  • Kafka and Event based microservices 

  • AWS Cloud Services

  • HTTP, JSON, gRPC, Protocol Buffers

  • OkHttp, Jetty, JUnit, Guice

  • DataDog, Prometheus, SignalFx

Additional Information

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 $202,500 - USD $247,500
Zone B: USD $192,400 - USD $235,200
Zone C: USD $182,300 - USD $222,800
Zone D: USD $172,200 - USD $210,400

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, 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.

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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