Software Engineer, Cloud Foundations

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

The Cloud Foundations team is a small, agile team working to make cloud use at Block more accessible, easier and safer. Block is at an exciting inflection point, where Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are becoming increasingly advantageous to product engineers versus our datacenters. We're actively talking to other product focused teams, understanding what they want and building tooling that makes it possible for them to do what they want without us getting in the way. Some projects we’ve worked on recently include unifying cloud and datacenter observability, feature enhancements to our Terraform CI/CD pipelines, and enabling service mesh connectivity from AWS Lambda.

As an engineer on Cloud Foundations, you will directly contribute to designing and building the infrastructure that enables every team at Square to use the best AWS and GCP have to offer. Your impact will span across product and infrastructure engineering teams at Square, and you will help set the direction for Square's cloud use for many years to come. Along the way you will have plenty of opportunities to meet and work with engineers from across the company working on vastly different problems and help them all succeed.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    You have:

    • 5+ years of software engineering experience
    • Familiarity with GCP or AWS and one infrastructure as code tool, such as Terraform or Cloud Formation
    • Familiarity with any of the following programming languages: Ruby, Go, Python or Java
    • Developed and maintained strong working relationships with other teams and job functions, such as Compliance, Finance, and Security
    • The ability to breakdown complex projects into components or milestones that can easily be picked up by other engineers

    You will:

    • Shape how Square uses AWS and GCP by designing and building software that bridges Square systems to the cloud and between clouds
    • Work with security teams to improve the security posture of Square's cloud presence
    • Participate in a team on-call rotation (we make sure this is painless)
    • Help engineering teams across Square working with our technologies
    • Dive deep to solve problems in novel ways based on our team principal of "get out of the way" and enterprise security requirements.

    Additional Information

    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.

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