Staff Software Engineer, SFS Bank Platform
- San Francisco, CA, United States
- Employees can work remotely
Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. Square Financial Services, Inc ("SFS") is Block’s bank. We opened in March 2021 and provide lending and FDIC insured deposits services to small businesses on a nationwide basis. Today, these services power the Square Loans and Square Savings products, and we’re creating new capabilities for the bank to unlock opportunities across the entire Block ecosystem. Come help us build a better bank!
The SFS Bank Platform team enables the bank with modern tooling and high-quality services. We're Square's gateway to the Federal Reserve, trusted partners to our Finance and Treasury team, and we create new capabilities for the bank to unlock opportunities across the entire Block ecosystem.
Lead your engineering teammates through design and implementation of high-scale software as we add new capabilities to our banking platform
Closely collaborate with product managers, engineers, and other partners to ensure we’re building the right solutions to the most important problems
Build systems that operate on our customers' most sensitive data, while holding SFS to the highest standards for security and compliance.
Ensure the continued operation of our critical services through proactive planning, responsive remediation, and continuous improvement of systems and processes
Make the engineers who work with you better through teaching, collaboration, and mentorship
8 or more years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's Degree
Experience designing, building, and operating high-availability, high-scale distributed systems
Hands-on skills building software products or services in the cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
A strong sense of customer empathy and a drive to ship software that improves their lives
A track record of building software that is easy to observe and operate
A passion both for building things yourself and helping your fellow engineers to succeed
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. This is a remote-forward team.
Even better, but not required:
Proficiency building products and services using AWS
Proficiency with Go
Experience building a modern system from scratch or modernizing a complex, existing system
Experience building public APIs
Experience with serverless architecture
Experience building tools for finance operations
Technologies we use and teach:
Go, Kotlin/Java, Ruby, Terraform
TypeScript, React, PhantomJS
AWS Lambda, Fargate, ECS, and Step Functions
AWS Athena, AWS OpenSearch (or ElasticSearch)
Swagger, Protocol Buffers, gRPC, REST
Unit Tests, Continuous Integration, and other methods of quality assurance
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.