Software Engineering Manager, Retail Catalog
So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, offer buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, 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.
From the cozy local wine store to the trendy sneaker pop-up, the Retail team at Square is finding new ways to equip retail sellers and their staff with the tools they need to succeed. Our team focuses on helping smaller retailers meet their customers wherever they are: be that in-store, online, or on social/messaging platforms. We’re addressing the desire for clean and minimalist store counters with intuitive yet sophisticated iOS, Android, and Web-based software that integrates seamlessly with our sleek hardware, all backed by highly reliable services.
As an Engineering Manager for the Retail Catalog team, you’ll lead a full-stack distributed team of engineers responsible for ensuring sellers are able to manage their catalogs on Square for Retail. Efficient catalog management is crucial for retailers as they typically have larger, more complex catalogs. This team builds workflows that allow retailers to seamlessly create and update their catalogs and works closely with ML engineers to introduce innovative features that make the user experience delightful. There are currently seven engineers on the team – three frontend, two mobile, and two server – with room to grow in the future.
All of our teams are full stack including mobile allowing us to design, build and ship features across our Point of Sale clients on iOS and Android, our seller facing tools on the web, and our backend platforms. You'll work cross-functionally with Product, Design, Data Science, and ML teams to build features that present elegant UI for complex problems, saving sellers time and reducing anxiety as they strive to succeed in today’s pandemic-accelerated shift to omnichannel selling.
Lead your team in creating beautiful, unique products which allow retail sellers to manage increasingly complex business operations while also expanding our product internationally into new markets.
Oversee the success of your team's product commitments across multiple platforms.
Build systems, services, and product features across multiple platforms that have immediate impact for retailers globally.
Use your technical expertise to coach and guide your team, and to maintain a high bar.
Work collaboratively with experienced designers, product managers, and engineers; both on our team and with our friends on other teams.
Report into an Engineering Lead and engage in product discussions with leaders across the company.
2+ years of experience leading, managing, and building a team of accomplished software engineers.
A passion for mentoring engineers and teaching colleagues
Empathy for the challenges of retail sellers, and for your colleagues at Square
Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others
Demonstrated collaboration with co-workers on other teams and in other locations
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or an equivalent degree), and 8 or more years of professional software development experience.
Managed full-stack software teams before
Technologies we use and teach:
- Swift with Workflow, Objective-C in some parts
- Java and Go
- Guice, Guava, Protocol Buffers, gRPC, jOOQ
- MySQL, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Memcached
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 $222,800 - USD $272,300
Zone B: USD $211,600 - USD $258,600
Zone C: USD $200,500 - USD $245,100
Zone D: USD $189,400 - USD $231,400
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.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:
- Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
- Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
- 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 (including 12 paid holidays)
- Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
- Learning and Development resources
- Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
- Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources
These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.