Engineering Manager - Cash App

  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • 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 app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available and universally accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.

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Job Description

Cash App’s OpsPlat team is looking for a seasoned Engineering Manager to join us to develop a holistic operational tooling product that will multiply Cash’s ability to enable new and changing operational needs. OpsPlat is responsible for bridging the gap between our product (Cash App) and the business. This is not a DevOps role or internal (dev) tools team.

In this role, you will manage a team of brilliant software engineers that enables globalization with confidence, by proactively developing creative solutions to unlock maximum success for our operational partners. You come with several years of management experience and understand how to bridge the gap between different business units while collaborating with cross functional partners. You are equipped with the agility to set the team up for success. You are a strong mentor and coach, who cares deeply about building the right culture. You proactively drive clarity, and excel at communication. You will report directly to an OpsPlat Core Lead..

This is an incredible opportunity to join when Cash is scaling globally. Our team has had significant growth in the last year and you can have a direct impact on its continued success. We have a talented leadership team, organization, and amazing stakeholders. If you want to be challenged, work with amazing stakeholders, be close to operational teams, and solve non-trivial problems, this is the right role for you.

As a member of the Cash engineering team, you’ll collaborate with us to:

  • Participate in essential technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across our product and operations teams 

  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders to build a clear vision for your team

  • Oversee the success of your team's product and achieve quantifiable results and execution excellence 

  • Build systems, services, and product features across multiple platforms that have immediate impact on customers

  • Introduce industry leading engineering patterns and practices that give us the confidence to dare bold things.


  • Strong desire to perform and grow as an Engineering Manager

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (5+ years preferred) 

  • 3+ years of experience managing teams and leading people

  • Demonstrated initiative on previous projects

  • Have a strong bias toward serving your team and stakeholders

  • Growth mindset and a healthy comfort with ambiguity

  • Strong communication skills and customer empathy

Even better:

  • Experience with globalization

  • Experience building compliance and regulatory software

  • Experience with end to end development including mobile

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java 11/Kotlin, including JUnit, Hibernate, Guice, and Jersey

  • HTTP, JSON, gRPC, and Protocol Buffers

  • MySQL, Vitess, event sourcing

Additional Information

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

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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