Machine Learning Engineer (Modeling)
As a Machine Learning Engineer on the Banking & SFS team, you will support fellow Data Scientists and Modelers in building and deploying machine learning models that support our banking and lending business. Square Banking includes some of the fastest growing products that have a material contribution to Block’s business. This is a product focused modeling role in which the work has immediate customer and financial impact.
Implement pragmatic modeling approaches to grow new products, as well as careful application of advanced techniques for mature ones
Support team members in ad-hoc and scheduled updates to existing models, and help troubleshoot issues in a real-time production environment
Lead complex ML Operations and Infrastructure initiatives that advance our modeling capabilities (e.g. scaling data ingestion, creating production featurization pipelines, etc)
Work closely with product engineers within the product teams and broader Block/Square platform teams
An advanced degree (PhD preferred) in computer science or a similar technical field
2+ years of relevant industry experience
Strong engineering and coding skills, with ability to write production code. Proficiency in Python required, Java and/or other languages optional
Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services or other cloud computing platforms
Experience developing and deploying machine learning and statistical models
Strong quantitative intuition and data visualization skills for ad-hoc and exploratory analysis
The versatility to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical audiences
A willingness to solve problems using whichever tool is most appropriate for the situation, balancing multiple business and technical constraints
Experience with tree based models and gradient boosting is helpful but not required
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.