Staff Software Engineer, Reporting & Taxes

  • 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

The Reporting & Taxes team has a mission to give sellers peace of mind by helping them stay compliant with local regulations; run and grow their business while saving time. We are in the business of empowering sellers to make smart business decisions. 

The underlying value of the reporting product is to help sellers make better decisions to optimize their business (increase sales, reduce costs) by seeing patterns in historical data. The value of our tax and compliance solutions are to help sellers meet their obligations in a way that abstracts away complexity. We are the ‘calm in storm’ for Sellers. 

This is a massive undertaking with huge challenges. Our customers have extensive (and sometimes contradictory) needs; to meet them, we work with many partner teams at Square in navigating dependencies and intertwined technical / product ambiguities. As we scale, we also have new obstacles to overcome on performance and reliability. The team has been growing rapidly (~35 EOY), bringing scalability challenges and technical leadership opportunities.

We are looking to bring in someone who can serve as a Tech Lead for the Reporting & Tax organization to help us achieve our mission.

You will:

  • Set the technical strategy & drive the long term architecture of Reporting & Tax platform.

  • Work with engineering/product/design leaders to build the architectural vision and strategy, communicate them to ensure alignment, and collaborate closely with the teams to bring it to fruition

  • Maintain a high degree of situational awareness across teams and projects to identify the highest priorities and mitigate key risks

  • Evangelize rituals to facilitate knowledge sharing, upleveling rigor in building software and modeling positive examples. 

  • Grow technical leaders by providing opportunities to others, and mentoring people for success.

  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and peers from other teams across organizations; represent the team at stakeholder meetings.


You have

  • Passion for Square's mission

  • Experienced at delivering impact in a technical leadership role at a similar organizational scale. 

  • Track record of leading complex initiatives that transform the existing infra into a scalable infrastructure by carefully balancing new platform development with operating existing infrastructure. 

  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams in defining product / technical & execution strategy

  • Demonstrated the ability to effectively influence stakeholders and lead without authority

  • Upleveled teammates through advising, mentoring, and sponsorship

  • 8+ years of experience in building and releasing software

  • Familiarity with building large scale near real time reporting/analytical solutions.

  • (Optional) Familiarity with point-of-sale or payment API platforms (e.g. Shopify, Stripe)

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 $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone B: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone C: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone D: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500


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.

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.


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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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

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