Embedded System Application Engineer

  • 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

We are seeking an Embedded Systems Engineer to join our team to reshape the future of the bitcoin industry. You will be exposed to the end-to-end technology chain that we are creating from the high-performance ASIC with the latest silicon fab technologies to full system hardware and software. You will help us integrate and validate Block’s bitcoin mining products to support our mining customers. You will have experience in field application engineering support for High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, with a focus on software development, system integration and test. You will collaborate with our customers in designing, integrating, and debugging mining rigs using Block's Mining Development Kit (MDK) and Block’s high-performance mining ASIC products. This will include working with customers on system requirements definition, providing technical and domain expertise to co-create and help them solve their toughest challenges. These challenges also include helping with system design, component selection, schematic design, and embedded firmware support. You will also need to work with the design team to develop a plan to validate software and system characterization of the designs and products. You will have the opportunity to develop interesting and thoughtful ideas into system prototypes around bitcoin mining operations.

You Will

  • Provide hands-on engineering support for industrial mining customers, including on-site debugging and live demonstrations of Block's latest mining products

  • Resolve software issues related to mining rigs

  • Support both new and existing mining products, with a focus on software development

  • Collaborate with customers on system requirements definition and component integration

  • This is a hybrid role with approximately 70% remote and 30% in office. 


You Have

  • 5+ years of Software Engineering experience.

  • Experience using Python in automated testing, build systems, or device firmware communication

  • Proficiency in embedded programming languages like C, C++ or Rust, 

  • Experience with embedded systems, knowledge of operating systems, familiarity with software development tools, understanding of hardware-software interfaces

  • Experience with application development on Linux or Unix

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

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.



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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