Hardware Lab and Test Site Manager, Proto

  • 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

Proto is accelerating the world's transition to an open economy with products that increase access and independence for everyone. We're building Bitkey, a simple and safe self-custody bitcoin wallet that will put customers in control, as well as hardware and software that will help decentralize bitcoin mining and enable new and innovative use cases for bitcoin mining. We're developing these products in the open - you can read more about them at bitkey.build and mining.build

Within Proto, our Bitcoin Products team delivers the product and go-to-market strategy, software, firmware, and custom silicon needed to make Bitkey and our ambitious mining initiatives a reality. Come build the future of money with us!

As a Hardware Lab and Test Site Manager you will:

Test Hub Duties

  • Manage an off-site test hub that operates Bitcoin mining rigs

  • Run day-to-day tasks for a smooth operation of the test hub (monitor the operation of devices, examine environmental parameters such as temperature and power, review logs, document and report any issues) 

  • Be on site as needed for troubleshooting, responding to requests from software/firmware/EE teams

  • Deal with building site issues

  • Mange interface and communication with power/utility companies, landlord, 3rd party suppliers and service providers

  • Collect operational data and metrics for the hub, and share with the rest of the mining team.

Lab Technician Duties

  • Manage an electronic hardware lab dedicated to bitcoin mining

  • Assemble, install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain electronic components and systems that are used by the software developers on the team

  • Source replacement parts for electronic systems.

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


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in electronics test, technician, and/or manufacturing industry

  • Experience with electronics lab measurements and test equipment

  • Experience in soldering, troubleshooting of electronics circuits, re-work and debugging electronics hardware circuits. 

  • Familiarity with the command-line interface, basic shell scripting, and navigating the Linux file system

  • Familiar with and adept at using various tools to update and maintain the software components of hardware systems

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Bitcoin

  • Familiarity with Bitcoin mining operation 

  • Familiarity with high-performance computing (HPC), data center or server environment is a plus

  • Familiarity with computer networking, equipment, tools and concepts


Additional Information

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.

Zone A: CAD $82,100 - CAD $123,100
Zone B: CAD $79,200 - CAD $118,800

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource.

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.


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.



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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