Application Security Engineer
Application Security Engineers on the ProdSec Design team ensure the safety of data and dollars entrusted to us by working to improve the security of Block applications. They collaborate with product teams in early design phase to identify and mitigate risks to Block through the following:
- Develop a deep technical understanding of the application and services.
- Develop an understanding of the business and threat actors targeting our particular line of business.
- Create threat models for core components at Block.
- Dive deeper in existing threat models by performing a service by service security analysis.
- Provide security consulting services by means of engineering design reviews and answering general security best practices questions.
- Communicate the issues to teams across Block with clear risk ratings and mitigations. Assist with fixing issues as needed.
- Support response to vulnerabilities.
- Other supporting activities:
- Security research
- Automate discovery and fixing of issues through code scanning and tool improvements.
- Create security guidance and reference architectures for secure design patterns.
- Educate engineers on security best practices.
- 3+ years of relevant security experience in security consulting or in product/infrastructure security demonstrating strong application security fundamentals.
- Good to have:
- Penetration testing experience - applications, mobile apps and/or cloud environments like AWS and GCP.
- Code Review skills - Java, Ruby, Go, Node.js, etc.
- Knowledge of topics like identity, authentication and authorization
- Basic cryptography primitives used in day-to-day operations.
- Basic scripting and automation skills.
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, 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.
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.