Cloud Engineer - PayNow

  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. 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 in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

As a Cloud Engineer on the PayNow team you will be responsible for working on enterprise cloud services that provide payments and healthcare solutions to some of Australia’s largest telecommunication & health services providers. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Cloud Engineer to take charge and make things happen in cloud, infrastructure and implementation. 

The Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with team members to create and manage infrastructure as code, Implement and maintain automation tools
  • Implement and maintain Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment/Delivery (CD) pipelines
  • Manage highly scalable database infrastructure
  • Participate in operational support of builds and integrations
  • Peer review, code, and documentation
  • Participate in the ongoing design and architecture of our evolving platform
  • Translating business requirements to outcomes - having the ability to “join the dots” across all facets of I.T and understand dependencies
  • Design and build solutions to meet requirements and support new features
  • Develop and maintain Cloud & SaaS application solutions in accordance with best practices
  • Regularly review existing systems and making recommendations for improvements
  • Identifying, analysing, and resolving Cloud / Application deployment and operational issues
  • Collaborate with business, engineering and development teams to evaluate, identify and implement optimal solutions


  • Similar commercial experience with AWS services in a Cloud/DevOps Engineer role
  • Experience managing infrastructure in AWS as code, using at least one of Terraform or CloudFormation as well as good understanding of AWS security best -practices
  • Familiarity with networking concepts and load balancing practices, especially with regards to AWS (elbs, vpcs, acls, etc.)
  • Proficient in networking cloud
  • Skilled in Continuous Integration, Deployment & Delivery (CI/CD) practices, including defining pipelines as code
  • Experience with version control, preferably GitExperience with application integrations and business facing applications
  • An understanding of database infrastructure and low level networking with AWS
  • Solid understanding of web technologies, software development, architecture, application integrations and Cloud delivery experience
  • Any knowledge of ECS Fargate would be beneficial but not essential
  • Excellent critical thinker with the capacity to think both strategically and tactically
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and maintain composure under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Customer centric, friendly and approachable)

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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