Staff Software Engineer, Backend

  • Full-time

Company Description

TIDAL was founded for artists by artists as the next innovative streaming platform to bring value back to the music industry. We empower artists with the products, resources, services, and content required to take control of their careers and connect more deeply with fans. Available in over 60+ countries, TIDAL continues to help artists break down economic barriers to continue creating what’s next in culture. TIDAL is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services.

Job Description

TIDAL is on a mission to serve artists and fans alike. As we are growing our artist focus we are scaling up our teams to support the mission of providing artists with empowerment and we are looking for an experienced lead to drive our efforts in our Membership platform and take ownership to build new products and services in an exciting setting.

The Subscription engineering team is responsible for the systems that power customer acquisition, retention and payments and as such plays a key role in the success of TIDAL. The team works tightly with other teams throughout TIDAL and BLOCK to create great experiences and products on great technology. 

As a Staff Software Engineer  in TIDAL, you appreciate close and collaborative work with other TIDAL teams. You prefer designing a solution in collaboration with stakeholders before starting code and excel in technical discussions. You collaborate with teammates and present ideas to aim for the highest quality. You want and like to work as a team with friendly colleagues rather than alone.

You will lead a team of backend Java engineers in driving improvements to TIDAL's memberships platform. You will mentor the team and make sure it is thriving and driving the technical direction of the team. Technical leadership acumen and business understanding are important factors for this role. Experience from an eCommerce and payments setting is highly relevant. 

You Will:

  • Lead a team of 7 Engineers Lead a team of 7 Engineers 

  • Drive discussions by presenting ideas and designs to the team

  • Take full ownership, scope, build and scale products

  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and implement it

  • Design and build scalable, reliable, and maintainable systems

  • Expert on how services operate on an infrastructural level, be familiar with modern Public Cloud services, deployment strategies, and monitoring systems

  • Lead complex projects where you take full ownership of the end to end ideation, design, build and maintenance

  • Build and maintain great relationships with stakeholders in and outside the tech department

  • Lead and build a high performing team and mentor other engineers in best practices and design/architecture


You Have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience

  • 8+ years of experience designing and shipping scalable, reliable and maintainable systems

  • 2+ years of leading projects

  • Experience effectively managing demanding stakeholders and partner relationships.

  • Experience with cloud service providers (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure)

  • Skills with:

    • Java frameworks

    • Spring Boot

    • AWS, Docker

  • Preferred Skills:

    • Frontend development experience using modern JS frameworks (React, Node.js or others)

    • CICD: Jenkins, Spinnaker

    • DataDog, Databricks, Terraform

Additional Information

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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.

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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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