Software Engineer (Full-Stack), Identity Experience

Remote - US Full Time
$142K - $205K

Published on November 12, 2023

Across our ecosystem, we’re working to help our diverse audiences — sellers, individuals, artists, fans, developers, and all the people in between — overcome barriers to access the economy.

Job Description

It’s essential that we verify our seller’s identities and that we keep up to date with them as their businesses change and grow. Customers rely on our team to keep track of the sensitive details of their business, to manage who can make changes, and to make it painless to stay within the bounds of the law regardless of how their business evolves. 
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our Trusted Identity group within the Identity Experience team. We own building a platform and set of experiences that allow our Sellers businesses – and Square’s understanding of them – to evolve over time throughout Square products.
You will:
  • Build the services used drive identity information management for Square sellers all over the globe
  • Work with other engineers across Square and Trusted Identity to develop excellent product experiences
  • Collaborate with product, design, and other teams to make changes in Seller profile management
  • Hold yourself, and your teammates accountable to the standards of engineering that enables Square to safely move billions of dollars in payments and allow our customers to trust us with their sensitive data
  • Aim to make yourself and your team better through continuous improvement and growth


You have:
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience; candidates in this role typically have 5+ years of industry experience
  • Programming depth with one or more of Ruby, Java, Go, or JavaScript (Ember/React)
  • Great communication skills and an ability to work cross-functionally
  • An openness to collaboration and willingness to grow as an engineer
  • A sense of customer empathy and desire to influence the product direction
  • Understanding and curiosity in creating well thought out, scalable, low-latency, global systems
Above and beyond:
  • Experience contributing to medium- to large-scale feature releases
  • Knowledge of payments or FinTech space
Technologies we use and teach:
  • Java, Ruby (Rails), Go
  • Ember, React
  • MySQL, NoSQL, Redis, Kafka
  • AWS, GCP
  • Protocol Buffers, Bazel, Terraform, Kubernetes, Envoy

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 $167,300 - USD $204,500
 Zone B: USD $158,900 - USD $194,300
 Zone C: USD $150,600 - USD $184,000
 Zone D: USD $142,200 - USD $173,800
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 
  • Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 
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.
US and Canada EEOC Statement
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.