Software Engineer - Merchant Hub
- Remote, Vic, Australia
- Alternate Location: Melbourne, Australia
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.
As a Software Engineer in the Merchant Domain you’ll be responsible for defining the long-term strategy for the Afterpay Business Hub (aka. “Hub”). The Hub is strategic for Block, as it is the primary channel for our existing merchants to interact with Afterpay. This role will lead one of Block’s key 2023 strategic initiatives, i.e. the integration of the Hub into the Block ecosystem.
This is a perfect opportunity for a Software Engineer that enjoys working in a global team and with product, creating new experiences for major retailers and businesses alike!
What you’ll be doing
Scope, build and maintain/enhance systems & services using Kotlin, Java and related open source technologies
Lead and participate in critical technical design, architecture of core platform/services and product discussions
Own features and functions throughout their lifecycle from inception, rollout, launch, scale and iteration
Practice eXtreme Programming (XP) engineering techniques of Software Development
Fostering the use of agile practices for Software Delivery
Work in cross-functional Product teams responsible for the discovery, delivery and validation of product features via microservices, APIs, web-apps
Work with the software engineering team following our software engineering principles, guided by the Staff Engineers and Engineering Managers.
Peer review design decisions, code, automated tests and documentation
A demonstrable track record of building highly scalable, performant and resilient systems/software
Experience mentoring & coaching junior developers within teams
Strong understanding of Full stack engineering in a complex development environment
Solid understanding of how to build testable, decoupled, maintainable code and other engineering best practices such as XP techniques (TDD, pair-programming, CI, etc)
Experience working within an agile, cloud-based environment, we use AWS
Some working knowledge of backend technologies including but not limited to: Dropwizard, Spring/Guice, ORM/Hibernate, SQL and relational databases
Understanding of integration technologies: microservices, RESTful APIs, gRPC, JSON/XML Structured Logging
Experience with version control, preferably Git
Uses of Serverless technologies will be a bonus
The ability to build scalable and maintainable software-as-a-service applications using modern JVM languages
Willingness to learn and apply new methodologies and techniques as required
Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or relevant field
Great communication skills, able to discuss engineering issues and trade-offs without hesitation.
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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.
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.