Senior Software Engineer, Orders Data Platform

  • 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.

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.

Job Description

We are the Orders Data Platform team, a team whose mission is to help merchants of all sizes gain insights from their sales data through a variety of interfaces. We sit at the center of critical domains and data flows, and we’re building a multi-layered platform to achieve our goals with Square-wide impact. We’re looking for a senior engineer who can help us build new platform features to dramatically improve user-facing search and reporting experiences at Square.

We provide a unified view of Orders/Orders-adjacent data at Square, and power a variety of interfaces for our teams and third-party developers to access that data. You’ll work with teams to understand requirements, and ensure the platform we’re building works across several distinct use cases.

To power that view of Orders, we’re also building a general-purpose Elasticsearch- and GraphQL-based search and reporting platform that can operate at Square scale. This general-purpose platform already powers search and reporting for a variety of teams at Square in production, and we’re continuing to evolve it for our collective use cases. We build in the open, and look forward to open-sourcing this platform in 2024 for even wider impact.

You will:

  • Work with Product and partners across Square to identify platform requirements, and work within the engineering team to develop the corresponding features.

  • Provide high-quality hands-on contributions across multiple code bases.

  • Identify technical and architectural end states for the project, and influence/evolve the code case in those directions.

  • Play a key role in choosing technical investments for the team.


You Have:

  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Familiarity with architecting/implementing Java-/Kotlin-based backend services

  • Strong product intuition and interest, with platform-building experience

  • Strategic leadership experience on medium/large-scale software projects

  • Interest and experience in mentoring other engineers

Even better:

  • Experience with real-time data streaming platforms such as Kafka and Kinesis.
  • Experience and familiarity with Kotlin, GraphQL, Elasticsearch, and AWS technologies

  • Proficiency in large-scale Ruby projects, or a history and interest in quickly learning new technologies and stacks.

  • History of contributions to open-source projects

  • Familiarity with the payments-processing domain


Technologies we use within Orders Data Platform:

  • Java, Kotlin, Ruby

  • GraphQL

  • Elasticsearch, DynamoDb

  • Terraform, AWS Lambda, SQS, Cloudwatch

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

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 

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.

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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.


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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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