Software Engineering Manager - Risk

  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And 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 all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

Job Description

This is an exciting time for Block as we have recently launched within the Irish market as part of our plans to continue growing our merchant network globally. You will be one of the original members of a new Risk team responsible for the delivery and success of essential fraud products. You will lead a team of full stack engineers focused on solving fraud associated with account takeover and will report to the engineering manager in charge of the Banking, Issuing and Payroll Risk in Dublin

Risk Engineering works to protect Block and our customers from fraud and payment disputes. We keep our customers safe while €20B+ flows through Block annually, and we allow the entire company to take risks and grow. To do this, we build systems to detect and respond to potential fraud threats, provide outstanding tools to agents for investigating fraud events, and give our customers seamless web and mobile experiences to manage and fight payment disputes. Our mission is to protect Block, protect our customers, and make a complicated and sometimes painful process understandable to all.


You will:

  • You will promote the technical direction of the team, manage productivity goals, contribute to long-term team strategic road-mapping and mentor your team members.

  • Help set the direction for Risk engineering in Dublin. You'll help establish the team's operating rhythm!

  • Lead essential technical, design and product discussions with leaders across the Risk organisation.

  • Set targets and oversee the success of your team's product delivery.

  • Use your technical and soft skills to mentor your team and guide them through their journey at Block.

  • Partner with leaders across the company to ensure that Risk is an important contributor to Block's continued success.


You have:

  • 5+ years of professional software development and system design experience.

  • 1+ years of experience managing engineering teams.

  • Excellent software engineering knowledge and ability to provide technical mentorship and direction.

  • Experience leading the delivery of large-scale services.

  • Experience working with risk or financial systems is a bonus.

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.


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.

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