Senior Software Engineer - API Frameworks

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment 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, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And 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 all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

Job Description

The API Frameworks team creates tools that empower our internal developers to rapidly release new internal and public APIs and features. We are a small dedicated, and growing team with an abundance of growth and impact opportunities.

As a software engineer on the API Frameworks team, you will oversee the design, creation, and maintenance of centralized, scalable, and performant libraries and services used by every Square internal and public API. You'll care about performance, down to the millisecond, and know how to not only implement, but maintain these systems. Every call from an external developer who integrates with Square will directly use the code you've helped develop.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the community of internal developers who enable the Square Developer Platform and use that knowledge to create new offerings and adapt existing ones to meet the needs of our developers. Lastly, you'll have fun working on new complex problems with skilled engineers who are passionate about what they do.

You Will: 

  • Build highly performant systems that can handle millions of requests per day to enable all of Square's third-party developers.
  • Work with our product teams, *many* other engineering teams, and partner developers to design Squares global developer platform.
  • Build systems that maintain customers' sensitive data and hold Square to the highest standards for security and compliance.
  • Design fault tolerant systems so the team can be brave, move fast, and break things, without ever showing a negative impact to customers.

Qualifications

  • Experience building and maintaining highly scalable and performant systems
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (6+ years)
  • A sense of customer empathy and desire to impact the product direction
  • Innate curiosity and a desire to oversee all aspects of building Square's developer platform in a small, agile, and growing team.
  • Understanding and curiosity in creating well thought out, scalable, low-latency, global systems.
  • Experience collaboration and willing to grow as an engineer
  • C++, Java, Go, and Ruby
  • Envoy
  • Designing and managing high-volume, fault tolerant services
  • Cross-team and cross-functional collaboration
  • Working collaboratively or contributing to open source projects

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. Square 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’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.

Perks

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 TBD54566975, 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. TBD54566975 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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