Senior Software Engineer, Banking Connections
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.
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.
The Banking Connections team owns global banking integration for Square. We provide platform-level building blocks to manage flexible fund transfers for Square Sellers.
As a software engineer on the Banking Connections team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the services and infrastructure that move billions of dollars for Square. You will be involved in the technical details of building highly available and reliable services, while also working with product teams to enable Square to rapidly build new capabilities for our merchants and buyers all over the world.
Build our Banking Platform in the cloud, used by the organization and a necessary strategic asset of Square.
Design and implement high-volume, low-latency, distributed transaction processing systems, making thoughtful tradeoffs between consistency and availability when both are not possible.
Abstract away the legacy APIs of our financial partners into consistent, reasonable service APIs for Square’s products to build upon.
Build systems that manage customers’ sensitive data and hold Square to the highest standards for security and compliance.
Work cross-functionally with our product, business, and finance teams to develop Square's global banking strategy.
Design fault tolerant systems so the team can move fast without negatively impacting customers.
5+ years of software development experience.
Innate curiosity and a desire to be responsible for all aspects of reliably moving billions of dollars in a highly focused and highly functional team.
A track record of creating highly available, scalable, low-latency, global systems.
Strong commitment to high code quality, automated testing, and engineering best practices.
A strong sense of customer empathy and a drive to ship software that improves their lives
The desire to work collaboratively, whether in person, over video, or asynchronously through online tools.
Preferred experience but not required:
AWS DynamoDB, SQS, Lambda, Step Functions
MySQL, Guice, Guava, Protocol Buffers, jOOQ
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Canada locations are categorized into one of two 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.
CA-A: CAD $138,500.00 - CAD $207,700.00
CA-B: CAD $133,700.00 - CAD $200,500.00
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We have listed some of our common hiring locations. Depending on the cost of labor in the relevant geographic area, state work locations that are approximately 50 Kilometers outside of the metro area listed may be aligned to a different zone. These zones may be modified in the future. Please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
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- 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.