Physical Security Technology & Systems Engineer

  • 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

Block is looking for a Physical Security Technology and Systems Engineer to serve as an internal subject matter expert in physical security technology and systems. This is an important role on Block’s security team, and reports directly to the Global GSOC and Security Technology Lead. You will help ensure our ability to deliver security services to the enterprise, and will help develop our long-term strategy, centered on business enablement. Working collaboratively, you will implement and manage security technology and systems that protect Block’s people, assets and reputation across the globe. This is a collaborative position and will partner with the GSOC, along with other internal sub-teams in service to the broader Trust & Safety mission.

You will be based in St. Louis, MO.

You Will: 

  • Be the physical security technology subject matter expert across several security technology platforms, including:

    • Access Control Systems

    • Configure, administer and troubleshoot security systems and hardware

    • Visitor Management  

    • Video Surveillance

    • Key management 

    • Artificial Intelligence and advanced camera and intrusion and detection systems analytics

    • Communication platforms, including intercoms

  • Document basic governance, policies, and technical solutions for main security technology systems.

  • Design preventative maintenance, upgrades, and end-of-life replacement routines for all security technology hardware and software.

  • Discern and communicate important metrics that demonstrate security value.

  • Build trusting relationships with team members and business partners.

  • Support new office build designs and installation projects, partnering with teams.

  • Be responsible for Vendor Management including:

    • Lead RFP processes.

    • Build meaningful relationships with security integrators and partner technology providers.

    • Evaluate security technology integrator performance and provide overarching management of security technology systems integrated into the Block network.


You Have:

  • 5 years’ experience driving security technology solutions 

  • Understanding of cyber security requirements, particularly as they relate to physical security systems and devices.

  • High level of information technology competency (G-suite, MacOS)

  • Ability to navigate between strategic thinking and tactical solutions.

  • Demonstrated curiosity and a growth mindset; foster an environment that supports learning, innovation, and principled risk-taking

  • The ability to think and maintain a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team's strategy.

Even Better:

  • Certifications such as CPP/PSP/PMP/CSPM/CompTIA.

  • You have experience administering a network.

  • You have hands-on low voltage systems experience.

  • Demonstrated networking skills or certification(s) are a huge plus.

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four 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: USD $114,200 - USD $139,600
Zone B: USD $106,200 - USD $129,800
Zone C: USD $97,100 - USD $118,700
Zone D: USD $85,700 - USD $104,700

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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.

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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