Software Engineer (Frontend), Employee Experience Engineering

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square believes in the importance of well thought design and it’s built into the core strategy for our external products. This mission of perfection extends to its internal products as well. We believe in the importance of thoughtful design and elegant experiences for our employees just as we do for our customers.

We want a Software Engineer to help build these experiences and brighten the lives of their coworkers. Finding info about your coworkers, viewing the org chart, registering a guest, watching a company event — at Square, these components are part of a powerful employee experience that can leave a lasting impression on the talented people we work with. This new Software Engineer can help make that happen by holding our internal software to the same high standards that we produce externally.

As a Engineer on the Employee Experience Engineering (EXE) team you will...

  • Work closely with the EXE team customers to understand design concepts and feature requirements
  • Develop new features that help Squares navigate the employee experience and quickly connect with other Squares
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to the team
  • Participate in product definition and road map decisions
  • Integrate our technology with third-party APIs and other Square systems
  • Have the opportunity to explore and build features across the entire technical stack, from the database all the way to the clients
  • Be given opportunities to stretch yourself by learning new technologies and take on bigger responsibilities


You have

  • 2+ years of experience developing production software
  • Full stack development experience
  • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Strong knowledge of CS fundamentals and code organization best practices
  • A strong sense of customer empathy and desire to influence the product direction

Bonus points if

  • You have development experience in Ruby on Rails and React.
  • You have past experience integrating with external APIs 
  • You have built systems that make use of complex job queues and offline processing

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources