Software Engineer New Grad, Risk Operations Tooling

  • 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

The Risk Operations Tooling team builds internally facing solutions to help protect Square and our sellers from a wide array of risk vectors. This full-stack role involves building backend services to take automated actions to protect our ecosystem and building front-end experiences to empower our risk management customer success teams to move fast and make critical decisions.

This is an opportunity to grow, learn, and influence the direction of a strategic new team. Our engineers work on small teams with people across engineering, product, and creative functions to build reliable, fast, responsive, and beautiful software. You’ll be working in a team that is remote based with opportunities to travel. We believe that nobody starts any role as an expert. We’re looking for talented and motivated individuals with a desire to build remarkable solutions. 

You will:

  • Design, implement, and maintain tools based on the Square Risk organization's needs.
  • Navigate through various APIs, find innovative solutions, and make thoughtful trade-offs as necessary to provide the best outcomes.
  • Hold your teammates and yourself to a high standard of engineering while building capabilities that have a huge impact on sellers day to day operations. 
  • Embrace build, measure, and learn development iterations to bring functionality to life 


You have:

  • Expected graduation between May 2022 and June 2023 and are completing a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or a related technical field. Bootcamp graduates and engineering training participants are also considered upon completion of program requirements.
  • Excellent command of one or more object-oriented programming languages, including C, C++, Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Scala, Go, or Python.
  • Motivation to build beautiful, refined, and intuitive products 
  • Innate curiosity, a desire to learn and teach, and a keen eye for detail
  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues
  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, social or health conditions, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)

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

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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