Privacy Engineer, Data Governance 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

Good decision-making is only possible when you have trustworthy and reliable data, along with the right tools and systems to govern, process, analyze, and consume that data. At Block, we recognize the importance of creating seamless data product experiences for its data community to maximize data value for users.

The Data Governance Foundations team strives to create a governance strategy that emphasizes data enablement while ensuring data teams meet regulatory and compliance requirements. We empower Block's data community with a suite of streamlined, automated, and sustainable governance solutions, ensuring exceptional data product experiences, compliance, privacy protection, risk mitigation, and enhanced developer productivity.

You are a software engineer, ready to bring your skills towards building modern, next generation, data governance solutions. As a Privacy Engineer on the Data Governance Foundations team, you will:

  • Write performant, clean, modern applications and services to improve productivity and customer experiences.
  • Be self-driven in identifying and documenting feature gaps, and designing and implementing solutions to them.
  • Contribute to the monitoring, stability, and security of our existing services.
  • Communicate technical designs in writing and in person to all kinds of audiences.
  • Understand our partners' needs and assist turning their requests into scalable features.


  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience developing in Java, Ruby, Python, and/or Go.
  • Strong experience with cloud (AWS and/or GCP)
  • Willingness to learn new technologies or languages
  • Strong communication skills

Technologies we use:

  • Javascript, Vue
  • Python, Java
  • SQL, Snowflake, Databricks and MySQL
  • Confluent Kafka
  • Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform
  • AWS, GCP

Additional Information

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.



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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