Senior Software Engineer (Frontend / Full-stack)
Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.
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.
The Channels team is a passionate team with a bold mission: enable Square sellers to sell everywhere.
Our team is currently building many integrations to 3rd party systems used by sellers, as well as a core platform to power those integrations. The platform is designed to accelerate our future initiatives of supporting commerce everywhere by unlocking omnichannel selling, and it's being built with state of the art technologies and event-driven architectural principles.
We are building an industry-renowned team known not only for what we build, but also for the culture and engineering practices that enable us to build it. Our culture and practices provide passionate engineers an environment that is challenging, supportive, and full of learning to help accelerate their skills and career.
Leverage your expertise in frontend and backend technologies to partner with and empower a full-stack group of engineers building solutions together that meet our sellers’ challenges
Be responsible for the entirety of your features, including API design, implementation, automated testing, and roll out. Write concise, well-organized code and sensible tests. Collaborate with engineers, product managers, and designers in an agile environment to deliver solutions that solve complex business problems.
Write code that is clear, concise, and well-tested
Integrate with third-party APIs
Guide the architecture of our front-end systems to ensure quick and stable feature development
Demonstrate familiarity with popular frameworks
Test your code thoroughly using test frameworks (Mocha, Jasmine, Jest, etc.)
Understand how the web works with experience developing applications
Make pragmatic engineering decisions and can make tradeoffs
Clearly communicate technical requirements through design documents
A desire to build beautiful, intuitive, and well-structured web applications, drawing on proficiency with HTML, CSS, and ES6.
Understanding of how to build accessible web interfaces (WCAG, ARIA).
5+ years of relevant industry (or additional academic) experience
BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
Interest in working with other engineering teams and cross functional partners
Desire to solve hard and engaging engineering problems
Experience with Ember.js preferred, but not required.
An interest in fostering environments of learning and growth within your team
Some of the technologies we use and teach
Ember.js; Protocol Buffers, gRPC, Kubernetes, Terraform, SQS
AWS RDS, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Snowflake
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
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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.
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.