Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Invoices

  • Block
  • Remote (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Jun 14, 2024
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Square Invoices is the easiest way for merchants to close sales and collect payments remotely. Our customers rely on our products because they are well-designed, easy to use, and integrated with their business. We are a full-stack product oriented team, spanning across engineering, design, product, data science, and marketing. You’ll contribute to the roadmap and strategy decisions and will play a critical role in helping the team accomplish our industry leading growth goals.

On the Invoices Ecosystem team, we focus on supporting advanced workflows for upmarket sellers who tend to have a longer sales lifecycle compared to in person sales. Invoices is unique to Square in that we can flex our products to be used complementary to sellers main point of sale, or serve as a complete business and payments stack solution. Our team is focused, fast-moving, and rapidly growing with an abundance of growth and impact opportunities. We focus on building the best tools to help our merchants close sales and get paid quickly. We are doing this in an efficient and scalable way, by automating critical functions for our merchants.

https://squareup.com/invoices

You will:

  • Collaborate closely with engineers, designers, and product managers to design, build, and iterate on world-class product experiences, defining product scope and design.
  • Be responsible for the entirety of your features; including API design, implementation, automated testing, and rollout.
  • Hold yourself, and your teammates accountable to the standards of engineering and ethics that enables Square to safely move billions of dollars in payments and allow our customers to trust us with their sensitive data.
  • Help empower a team of engineers by mentoring individuals, cultivating pragmatic engineering decision-making, and leveraging your technical expertise to constantly raise the quality of design decisions and implementation by holding the team to a high standard.
  • Partner with Web, iOS, Android, and Server engineers to ship features.
  • Respond to customer feedback to improve our products.
  • Build high availability and resilient systems which can accept and report payments no matter the network or device conditions.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years professional experience in software engineering.
  • Strong ownership and execution skills, with a pragmatic focus on ROI, to deliver remarkable solutions to our merchants.
  • The ability to adapt to the different stages of product development. This can mean building intentionally scrappy code to iterate quickly, or building a sustainable system that will support our product for years to come.
  • Proficiency in at least one server-side language and an enthusiasm to learn others. Our engineers have all kinds of backgrounds and are encouraged to move freely across our technology stack.
  • Demonstrated ability to create readable, pragmatic code
  • The ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers of varying experience levels.
  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with other functions, such as designers, product managers, data scientists, marketing, and business development to deliver a great product
  • An appreciation for the connection between the software you build and the experience it delivers to customers

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Languages: Ruby, Java, Kotlin
  • Frameworks: Rails, RSpec, Sidekiq, gRPC, Guice
  • Infrastructure: MySQL/Aurora, Redis/Elasticache, Elasticsearch, Kafka

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 $163,600 - USD $245,400
Zone B: USD $155,400 - USD $233,200
Zone C: USD $147,300 - USD $220,900
Zone D: USD $139,000 - USD $208,600

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. 

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • 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 (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) 
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits 

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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, 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.

 

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

Industry

FinTech