Senior Software Engineer

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

Company Description

Afterpay’s mission is to power an economy in which everyone wins, to play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We are obsessed with our product and we see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe. 

Offered by more than 70,000 of the world’s best retailers and has more than 14 million active customers globally. Top fashion and beauty retailers across the globe - including  Ebay, The Iconic, Myer, Foot Locker, Adore Beauty, Mac Cosmetics, Kathmandu and many others. We also have offices across the globe including New Zealand, USA, China, UK and Europe! 

Job Description

About the Opportunity

As a Senior Software Engineer in the Merchant Domain you’ll be responsible for ensuring Merchants also get the Afterpay experienceᵀᴹ. The team’s focus is onboarding new merchants with a suite of ecommerce integrations, providing tools post onboarding and finally statements for transaction visibility. 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, Python and related open source technologies
  • Lead and participate in critical technical design 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 development principles, guided by the Staff Engineers and Engineering Managers.
  • Peer review design decisions, code, automated tests and documentation
  • Participate in the ongoing design and architecture of our evolving core platforms and services
  • Collaborate with product managers, experience designers & business stakeholders to build efficient and reliable feature implementations that will delight our customers
  • Ensure that story estimates and code reviews are completed in a timely manner

Qualifications

  • A demonstrable and  strong track record of building highly scalable, performant and resilient systems/software
  • Proven expertise in preferably Kotlin, Java and JavaScript (React/Redux)
  • Expertise in 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. 

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 $167,300 - USD $204,500
Zone B: USD $158,900 - USD $194,300
Zone C: USD $150,600 - USD $184,000
Zone D: USD $142,200 - USD $173,800

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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