Senior Software Engineer, Privacy Engineering

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Privacy Engineering team at Block, you will build internal products and infrastructure to protect Block's customers’ privacy. In this role, you will closely collaborate with many teams across Block, including product engineering teams, privacy counsel, and teams within security and/or platform engineering. 

You should expect to:

  • Design and develop services or infrastructure that support data privacy initiatives and consumer’s privacy rights across Block's engineering ecosystem

  • Derive and apply new principles from the emerging field of privacy engineering to problems at industry scale

  • Help define the technological future of privacy at Block

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams incorporating privacy engineering products into their engineered solutions

  • Provide mentorship and reviews for engineering teams working with privacy technologies

  • Contribute to the monitoring and stability of our team’s existing engineering solutions


Some qualifications you may have:

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience
  • A high bar for writing quality scalable, robust, and testable code
  • Willingness to learn new technologies or languages
  • Willingness to cut across new or existing services, infrastructure, or frameworks to achieve privacy goals
  • A desire to perform and grow technically as an engineer or engineering leader
  • Strong communication skills

As a bonus, you may have experience or interest in:

  • Designing novel yet robust security or privacy architectures
  • Explaining complex technical security or privacy concepts clearly

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, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, 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, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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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