Senior Software Engineer - Streaming Compute, CashApp

  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, available and accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are. 

Check out our locations, benefits and more at cash.app/careers.

Job Description

The Cash App engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining the systems that make it all work. As an engineer in the Streaming Compute team, we are responsible for building a robust and scalable platform that powers data processing ranging from mission-critical payment events to high volume user event and sensor data, requiring us to gain deep expertise in a variety of event driven systems patterns and providing teams the expertise to help them build reliable event driven systems.

We already process a huge volume of events daily, and expect this to grow by an order of magnitude.

Our teams are remote first and globally distributed. You will have high levels of autonomy.

As a senior member of Cash Cloud Streaming Compute engineering team, you'll also collaborate with our stakeholders - including product engineers to:

  • Build the platform that provides self-serve provisioning, scaling, and management of stream processing applications at scale
  • Design, build, and own infrastructure projects that power large scale data processing systems
  • Build and operate continuous integration and chaos testing for our platform
  • Evangelize event driven architectures across the organization
  • Mentor and inspire fellow engineers
  • Provide meaningful feedback on other engineers’ designs and code

You'll also have the chance to explore and contribute to bleeding edge open source technologies that will form the future of Cash App's cloud eventing platform.

Qualifications

You have:

  • Curiosity, persistence and a desire to get things done
  • Ability to work autonomously, in ambiguity and collaboratively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Made trade offs between data consistency and availability in large scale systems
  • Demonstrated technical initiative on previous projects

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Event driven architectures
  • Apache Kafka, Apache Flink, Kafka Connect, and Kafka Streams
  • Kotlin and Go
  • Terraform, Helm, Kubernetes, Istio/Envoy
  • Amazon Web Services

We don’t expect candidates to have experience in all of these technologies.

Cash App spends much of its time using these tools, but we're committed to working on the right tech for the job. As a senior member of the team, we look forward to having your expertise guide us into the future.

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, 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.

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’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

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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